May 2009

  1. Royal Ballet in Les Sylphides /Sensorium / The Firebird at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance in rep until 30 May 09

    ‘..in a week in which new choreographic ideas were ricocheting around like shrapnel in a Taliban cave, the whole thing looked very passe.’ 

  2. Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Press Review Leo Benedictus, Guardian, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 8 - 23 May 09

    ‘Reviews reviewed: The feel-bad hit of the year!’ 

  3. Rambert Dance Company in Hush/ Scribblings/ A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 12 - 16 May 09

    ‘… it hardly seemed possible that the sweet, folksy pierrots at 7.30 were the same dancers that at 8.20 turned into cartoon cockroaches and at 9.10 erupted in a show of virility worthy of a Brazilian street party.’ 

  4. Rambert Dance Company in Hush/ Scribblings/ A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 12 - 16 May 09

    ‘Rambert Dance Company’s new programme for Sadler’s Wells last Tuesday had the dancers going great guns in a knockout performance.’ 

  5. Clod Ensemble in Under Glass at Village Underground

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 9 - 16 May 09

    ‘An eerily fascinating event, then, though we may not be quite sure where it has got us.’ 

  6. Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 8 - 23 May 09

    ‘If this sounds grim, the joy comes in the raucous rudeness with which Kramer and choreographer Frauke Requardt flesh out the hallucinations, making psychoanalytic links between Modest’s early experiences and his self-destruction.’ 

  7. Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 8 - 23 May 09

    ‘The choreography, by Kramer and Requardt, is at the mercy of the production’s imagery.’  

  8. Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 8 - 23 May 09

    ‘Requardt, whose absurdist sensibility has declared itself in pieces such as Roadkill Cafe (2008), serves the project well, delivering an emotionally lucid gamut of set pieces, from a lyrical ensemble dance for bare-breasted women and men in dervish-skirts, to the … 

  9. Hofesh Shechter in The Art of Not Looking Back at Brighton Dome

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 14 & 15 May 09

    ‘Yet when Shechter himself appears for a dazzling minute or two one has the sense of what is otherwise missing from this work, that dynamic male energy which gave Uprising such force.’  

  10. Hofesh Shechter in The Art of Not Looking Back at Brighton Dome

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 14 & 15 May 09

    ‘There are moments in the half- dark when they don’t look human at all, where they assume a completely new movement vocabulary, flying backwards like startled impalas, or racing like werewolves on all fours.’ 

  11. Hofesh Shechter in The Art of Not Looking Back at Brighton Dome

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 14 & 15 May 09

    ‘The Art of Not Looking Back may be Hofesh Shechter’s first all-female work, but in its physical and emotional power it is as high-voltage as anything he has made for men.’  

  12. Hofesh Shechter in The Art of Not Looking Back at Brighton Dome

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 19 May 2009Performance 14 & 15 May 09

    ‘Shechter’s language has always throbbed with savage rhythms and uncompromising passions, but here it absorbs new motifs and new motivations in a work created for six women.’  

  13. Freddie Opoku-Addaie, part of Spring Loaded 09. 7-9 May. The Place. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Freddie Opoku-Addaie in Mixed Bill at The Place

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 19 May 2009 — Performance: 7-9 May 09

    Freddie Opoku-Addaie brought a mixed bag of old and new work to the Place on Friday 8 May as part of Spring Loaded 2009. Winner of the Robin Howard Foundation Commission, a 2006 Place Prize finalist and a future… Continue Reading

  14. Pictures from an Exhibition

    Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 19 May 2009 — Performance: 8 - 23 May 09

    Pictures from an Exhibition is one of those rare pieces in which music dance and drama come together with outstanding results. In a collaboration of organisations and artists, Sadler’s Wells and the Young … Continue Reading

  15. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre in La Bayadère at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 19 May 2009 — Performance: 17 May 09

    I could get used to ballet on a Sunday evening especially when the ballerina is Irina Kolesnikova, the charismatic star of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. For those who apply Melina Mercouri’s philosophy of … Continue Reading

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