June 2009

  1. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 15 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    As realised by Cojocaru and Rupert Pennefather, the piece [Diamonds] is mesmerising. At the heart of Cojocaru’s dancing is an interplay, never quite resolved, between lyrical femininity and high-tensile strength. The conversation sways this way and that – now… 

  2. Tribute to Diaghilev at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 15 June 2009 — Performance: 8 Jun 09

    It is odd that the two most popularly acclaimed works in this gala performance (produced by Ensemble Productions) to celebrate the centenary of the Ballets Russes and Sergei Diaghilev were from two ballets he tr… Continue Reading

  3. Bern Ballet in Wuthering Heights at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 12 June 2009Performance 27-30 May 09

    ‘Despite some atmospheric moments, Marston is a long way from Brontë‘s Romantic fury.’  

  4. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Friday 12 June 2009Performance 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    ‘This is the second London show in the space of a few weeks hitched to star couples from Strictly Come Dancing, and by far the better.’  

  5. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 12 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘As well as being genius marketing — three short abstract ballets sold as a single full-length production — George Balanchine’s Jewels offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the charms of a host of ballerinas.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 12 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘A more guarded performance came from Alina Cojocaru, back on stage after injury, but she is artist enough to make marvellous compensations, using her upper body to show off the Russian classicism in Diamonds at its most imperial and romantic.’  

  7. ADAD, The Bloom Festival. 6-7 June, Purcell Room. Photo: Helen Burrows

    Bloom Festival at Southbank Centre

    Libby Costello, Thursday 11 June 2009 — Performance: 6 & 7 Jun 09

    This weekend saw the launch of The Bloom festival presented by the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) at Southbank Centre. With performances, free workshops, film and talks across the site this … Continue Reading

  8. Liquid Loft & Cie Philippe Saire at The Place

    Libby Costello, Thursday 11 June 2009 — Performance: 6 June 09

    The Turning World season brings John Ashford’s two decade run as Theatre Director at The Place to an end. The international programme featuring companies from Europe originally brought acclaimed arts such … Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet in Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition at Wimbledon Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 10 June 2009Performance June 09

    ‘The show itself isn’t a bit cheesy; it’s scrupulously well danced and mimed by a lively cast in pointy-faced masks and padded costumes. Plainly this dance-loving rodent, as they say in the business, has legs.’  

  10. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 10 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘Towards the end of Tuesday night, at Covent Garden, I was struck by a giddy realisation: that, at that particular moment, the person on stage was probably dancing better than anyone else on the planet. The ballerina in question was Alina Cojocaru; the ballet, D… 

  11. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 10 June 2009Performance in rep til 19 Jun 09

    ‘Jewels is usually called a plotless ballet in that it has no story except for the story of ballet itself from France’s romantic sylph (Emeralds) to Russia’s classical swan (Diamonds) to America’s modern-day cheerleader (Rubies). It’s als… 

  12. Royal Ballet 'Jewels' in rep til 19 Jun 09.
Carlos Acosta & Alexandra Ansanelli
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 10 June 2009 — Performance: in rep til 19 Jun 09

    9 June performance With few exceptions, it’s a shame that the art of dressing up for an evening at the ballet has gone out of fashion and in some respects it makes Balanchine’s homage to the glisteni… Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet in Ondine at Live Relay to Picturehouse cinemas & Trafalgar Square

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 9 June 2009Performance 3 Jun 09

    ‘The advantage of these filmed performances is the scale to which they are magnified.’  

  14. Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray

    Tuesday 9 June 2009

    Matthew Bourne’s dance theatre retelling of Oscar Wilde’s gothic fable Dorian Gray. Set in the image-obsessed world of contemporary art and politics, this ‘black fairy tale’ tells the st… Continue Reading

  15. Colin Poole - key speaker at Choreoforum

    Choreoforum 2009

    Monday 8 June 2009

    Choreoforum the national conference for choreographers presented by Dance UK in partnership with the Place takes place on Saturday 4 July. It’s a rare opportunity for choreographers to get together, share… Continue Reading

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