October 2010

  1. Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    ‘The evening ends with Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, a glorious and very difficult tutu ballet. The Royal Ballet gave a handsome performance, led by Tamara Rojo grand and confident. Sergei Polunin powers through the terrifying demands of the virtuoso … 

  2. The Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    ‘The choreography is equally filigree, all dissolving shapes and shuddering lifts, as Watson and Benjamin are pulled together and move apart, her head curling into his hunched shoulders, his face lost in the sadness of her tilted arabesque, their moods shifting … 

  3. Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion in Cheap Lecture / The Cow Piece at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance 13 - 15 October 2010

    ?The 60-minute show is both cleverer and funnier than it sounds. Dance knowledge helps but even novices will marvel at the ingenuity and cheerful subversion. These are shoestring marvels for which Burrows and Fargion deserve wider recognition.?  

  4. Royal Ballet in La Valse/Invitus Invitam/Winter Dreams/Theme & Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance in rep until 30 October 2010

    ‘Second cast is an unfair description of Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson but they were scheduled second after original first-nighters Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg.’  

  5. Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance 13 October - 9 January 2011

    ‘From early experiments in 1960s New York, in which choreographers such as Yvonne Rainer and Lucinda Childs created boundary-dissolving events with visual artists like Robert Rauschenberg, to the contemporary work of dance-makers such as Xavier Le Roy and film-make… 

  6. Candoco Dance Company in Renditions at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance 11 & 12 October 2010

    ‘In terms of choreography, Candoco aims high, commissioning work from prominent mainstream dance-makers. Some of these have taken the line of seeming to ignore the physical inequalities. Others have manipulated the differences to deliberately discomfiting effect.’ 

  7. Candoco Dance Company in Renditions at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance 11 & 12 October 2010

    ‘It takes Wendy Houstoun’s Imperfect Storm to really illuminate Candoco’s fine performers.’ 

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Pointes of View at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 20 October 2010Performance 15 & 16 October 2010

    ‘The middle section [Concerto] eulogises adagio ballet technique and the figure of the ballerina (exquisitely interpreted by Jenna Roberts). Using her partner as support and frame, the dancer seems to fade until you see only the dance. It’s a vision that b… 

  9. Ben Wright/b group 'About Around'
Photo: Chris Nash

    Ben Wright/bgroup in About Around at The Place

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 19 October 2010 — Performance: 16 October 2010

    Ben Wright is not the type of choreographer to let his audience sit back, relax and let the performers do the work. From the moment we enter the Robin Howard Theatre, we’re part of the performance itself &… Continue Reading

  10. Celebrating Trisha Brown, Tate Modern Turbine Hall & in the Joseph Beuys gallery.
Photos: Hugo Glendinning

    Celebrating Trisha Brown at Southbank Centre & Tate Modern

    Sam Gauntlett, Tuesday 19 October 2010 — Performance: 16 - 19 October 2010

    Reviewed: 16 October A Feeling for Practice – Trisha Brown in Focus, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre Early Works – Trisha Brown Dance Company, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern As part of the Celebrating Tris… Continue Reading

  11. balletLORENT 'Blood Sweat & Tears'

    balletLORENT in Blood, Sweat & Tears at Arts Depot

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 19 October 2010 — Performance: 14 October 2010

    If you are a parent-in-waiting, approaching the birth of a first baby – or even just contemplating the prospect – I would think twice about seeing balletLORENT’s new production, which recently … Continue Reading

  12. Arcosm Company 'Echoa'

    Tuesday 19 October 2010

    Echoa is a unique and fun show aimed specifically at children aged six and upwards. In this inventive children’s show, drums of all descriptions are cleverly organised on scaffolding so that seven distinc… Continue Reading

  13. Emanuel Gat Dance 'Winter Variations'

    Tuesday 19 October 2010

    Set to a soundtrack ranging from Gustav Mahler to Riyad Al-Sunbati, Winter Variations is an intimate duet performed on a vast stage. Catch Winter Variations in London at Sadler’s Wells, 2-3 November 2010.… Continue Reading

  14. Balé de Rua

    Tuesday 19 October 2010

    Brazilian dance show Balé de Rua is a high energy mix of hip hop, African dance, samba and capoeira. Catch Balé de Rua in London at the Peacock Theatre, 2-20 November 2010.Info & Online booking Continue Reading

  15. The Featherstonehaughs 'Edits'

    Tuesday 19 October 2010

    = Using a compelling new way of creating movement material, Lea Anderson takes her translation of the conventions of film, photography and painting to extremes in dance. Catch Edits in London at Village Undergro… Continue Reading

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