November 2009

  1. Shantala Shivalingappa Q&A

    Friday 13 November 2009

    Shantala Shivalingappa was born in Madras, India and brought up in Paris. From an early age she studied Bharatha Natyam before discovering another classical Indian dance form, Kuchipudi and falling in love with… Continue Reading

  2. Charlie Morrissey’s ‘Where The Land Meets The Sea’, 2006.
Photo: Matthew Andrews

    South East Dance appoints Associates

    Friday 13 November 2009

    South East Dance has appointed four Artists to be Associates for the next two years. Subathra Subramaniam, Lucy Cash, Charlie Morrissey and Ben Wright will each receive a package of financial and administrative … Continue Reading

  3. Siobhan Davies, Conversations on Making. 13, 20, 27 Nov and 4 Dec 2009. Siobhan Davies Studios

    Making Conversation

    Friday 13 November 2009

    Building on her 2008 series of public conversations with eminent artists, which are now available to hear again on a new website feature launched this week, Siobhan Davies is hosting a second series of talks at … Continue Reading

  4. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Quantum Leaps: Powder/ E=mc2/ The Centre and its Opposite at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 13 November 2009Performance 10 - 14 Nov 09

    ‘Bintley has mined a fabulous new enthusiasm for the structure and sense of pure dance.’  

  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Quantum Leaps: Powder/ E=mc2/ The Centre and its Opposite at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 November 2009Performance 10 - 14 Nov 09

    ‘Inspired by David Bodanis’s Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation, Bintley has impressively digested his swotty source material and, using Matthew Hindson’s specially commissioned score, has created a work that not only looks as urgent… 

  6. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 13 November 2009Performance in rep til 10 Nov 09

    ‘Mara Galeazzi is a wonderful Mary Vetsera, ever responsive to Rudolf’s moods, dancing with a vivid erotic charge.’  

  7. Jenny Sealey, artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company

    Cultural Leadership Programme

    Friday 13 November 2009

    The Cultural Leadership Programme has launched a search for the sector’s top 50 future female leaders Nominations are being invited for a prestigious new list which will celebrate the achievements of some … Continue Reading

  8. National Dance Awards

    National Dance Awards 2009

    Thursday 12 November 2009

    The finalists for the National Dance Awards 2009 have been announced. This will be the tenth year of the Awards organised by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle, which has around fifty members. In par… Continue Reading

  9. Boy Blue Entertainment 'Pied Piper' 10 Dec 09 – 3 Jan 2010 Barbican Theatre. Dancers: Jeffrey C Felicisimo, Kenrick Sandy. Photo: Robert Day

    Strictly Come Dancing, Boy Blue..

    Wednesday 11 November 2009

    Boy Blue Entertainment will be the first hip hop dance act to appear in the guest slot on Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday. Ten members of the Olivier Award winning dance troupe will be breaking and body popp… Continue Reading

  10. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre / ENO in The Rite of Spring at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 11 November 2009Performance in rep til 24 Nov 09

    ‘Here is a Rite whose modernity is utterly remote from the prehistory that inspired Stravinsky, yet it knows that there are race memories within us, potent and cathartic.’  

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'E=mc2' Photo: Roy Smiljanic

    Birmingham Royal Ballet in Quantum Leaps: Powder/ E=mc2/ The Centre and its Opposite at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 11 November 2009 — Performance: 10 - 14 Nov 09

    I’m no Einstein and the theory of his famous equation in E=mc² is 2 x double Dutch to me. There’s a story written in the programme about one Chaim Weizmann, who shared a long Atlantic crossing with … Continue Reading

  12. Fabulous Beast 'The Rite of Spring' Stravinsky. Co-production with ENO. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

    Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre / ENO in The Rite of Spring at London Coliseum

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 10 November 2009 — Performance: in rep til 24 Nov 09

    ENO’s Music Director Edward Gardner chose to evoke an historical past through partnering and riots in tonight’s premier of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s_ Rite of Spring_ and a new version of B… Continue Reading

  13. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog1: Empire Garden / Bedtime / V at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 10 November 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    “Mark Morris Dance Group breezed into the Wells as part of their UK tour — and they were very welcome back, on glorious form.” 

  14. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1: Commedia/ Leaving Songs/ Softly As I Leave You/ Bolero at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 10 November 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    Commedia: “The dances are bright and jaunty, but far and away the best are the frolicsome and mischievous solos and the playfully romantic duet for the Royal Ballet’s Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson, whose perfor­mances (in the roles they created) are outs… 

  15. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog2:Visitation/Going Away Party/Three Preludes/Grand Duo at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 10 November 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    “I found this [Visitation] made a rather bland opener, and Elizabeth Kurtzman’s casual costumes are depressingly drab” 

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