July 2009

  1. Les Ballets C de la B in Bodies Language at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Wednesday 8 July 2009Performance 26 & 27 Jun 09

    “Ashes is by turns bewildering, alarming, funny, touching and refreshingly anarchic. A plea to the South Bank: please show it again – for more than two nights.” 

  2. Arcola Theatre

    Adventures in Movement Create09

    Monday 6 July 2009

    This week sees the launch of a new festival of dance & physical theatre. Adventures in Movement Create 09 runs at Arcola Theatre, Hackney, from 6 July to 2 August. Arcola has become well known for its diver… Continue Reading

  3. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 6 July 2009 — Performance: 30 Jun - 4 Jul 09

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s returned to Sadler’s Wells this week with Sutra, his 2008 collaboration with visual artist Antony Gormley and the Monks from the Shaolin Temple. With the buzz of a major premie… Continue Reading

  4. Tom Tom Crew at Udderbelly, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Herminone Hoby, Observer, Monday 6 July 2009Performance Jun 09

    “Beatboxing, breakdancing and acrobatics are, however, and all are presented with a cheesy but winning enthusiasm that sees performers finish their backflips with a thumbs up and a wink.” 

  5. English National Ballet in City of London Festival at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 6 July 2009Performance 30 Jun 09

    “Oaks and Edur, loyal company dancers, ended their ENB careers with an ensemble work, Les Sylphides: sensitive classical dancing rather than fireworks. Moving from its usual forest glade to St Paul ‘s, the ballet kept its sense of mood.”  

  6. Ballet Black at Hackney Empire

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 July 2009Performance 2 Jul 09

    “Although they’ve never performed in Hackney before, there was a sense of the occasion’s rightness – of homecoming, almost – as a mostly black audience sounded its enthusiastic approval.” 

  7. Les Ballets C de la B in Bodies Language at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 July 2009Performance 26 & 27 Jun 09

    “The result is an evening-length montage of free-running, pratfalls, somersaults and collapses, and if this is intermittently amusing, it’s thanks to the wit and skill of the individual performers, particularly the acrobatic Gaël Santisteva.” 

  8. English National Ballet in City of London Festival at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 July 2009Performance 30 June 09

    “Later in the evening, Edur and Oaks gave their final performance. The piece was Les Sylphides, the perfect expression of his romanticism and her gentle ethereality. His jumps are still soft, her line still pure, and the love and trust that has always informed thei… 

  9. Ballet Black at Hackney Empire

    Libby Costello, Monday 6 July 2009 — Performance: 2 Jul 09

    A first visit to Hackney Empire and a first viewing of Ballet Black paid excellent dividends. The grandeur of the old theatre juxtaposed with the young vibrant Hackney Empire audience brought the right ingredien… Continue Reading

  10. Dancing City at Canary Wharf

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 27 June 09

    ‘The Dancing City segment of the Greenwich and Docklands festival of free outdoor performances takes place around Canary Wharf, giving the glassy, corporate environment a welcome human touch.’  

  11. Bicycle Ballet in City of London Festival at Paternoster Square

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 30 June 09

    ‘The show was originally conceived as a mass participation event, for a hundred performers. It’s now been reworked on a smaller scale for this tour of festivals and outdoor centres. Workshops, running alongside the performances, encourage local cyclists to… 

  12. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 30 Jun - 4 Jul 09

    ‘And that’s what this brave, thrilling, elliptical piece comes across as: Cherkaoui’s miniature odyssey into the mind of a Zen Buddhist, to find out what makes them tick and how they square their pacific beliefs with being such fearsome fighting machine… 

  13. English National Ballet in City of London Festival at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 30 June 09

    ‘They’re gorgeous dancers in their own right, and yet here, as always, it was in each other’s arms that they truly soared. And, in Fokine’s homage to 19th-century classicism they gave a final reminder of the glamour, lyricism, musicality and mutua… 

  14. English National Ballet in City of London Festival at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 30 June 09

    ‘Putting English National Ballet in the middle of St Paul’s Cathedral probably sounded like a great idea, but with the orchestra placed in front and the dancers behind, on a low platform, sight lines for the audience were appalling.’  

  15. English National Ballet in City of London Festival at St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 3 July 2009Performance 30 June 09

    ‘I don’t know if Les Sylphides has previously been danced by a pregnant lady but Oaks did and looked, well, radiant. Edur was all nobility as the Poet, and also did a respectable choreographic job in his new piece for three couples.’  

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