February 2010

  1. Carrie Cracknell/Jane Mason in Breathing Irregular at The Gate

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 February 2010Performance 28 Jan - 27 Feb 2010

    ‘Based on transcripts from 999 calls, Breathing Irregular attempts not just to relay the heart-stopping, sometimes grimly comic details of these life-or-death appeals (operator to caller whose neighbour has tangled with a chainsaw: “Have you got the arm?̶… 

  2. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall joins the House of Lords

    Monday 15 February 2010

    Tony Hall, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, will be joining the House of Lords as one of four new non party political peers. He has been at the Royal Opera House since 2001 and was previously Director a… Continue Reading

  3. Thriller Live at Lyric London

    Press Review Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, Monday 15 February 2010Performance Feb 2010 & ongoing

    ‘The revamped opening, in which ­dancers robotically moonwalk to Gone Too Soon, is ­laudably restrained, ­bearing in mind the ­sentimental depths that could have been plumbed.’  

  4. Strictly Come Dancing Live at 02 arena

    Press Review Donald Hutera, , Monday 15 February 2010Performance Feb 2010

    ‘Catering to an army of fans who cannot wait until the show’s eighth season in September, the third British stage tour is a glammed-up popularity contest and a celebration of the triumph of aspiration over mediocrity rolled into one big ball of glitzy fluf… 

  5. Strictly too lite

    Monday 15 February 2010

    *\“Part of the problem with the TV stuff is that it has taken the fluffy end of [the art]. It’s a fad and it won’t last; people’s interest will wane\” *Sadler’s Wells Alistair… Continue Reading

  6. Magic of Amici

    The Magic of Amici at Riverside Studios

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 15 February 2010 — Performance: 10 Feb 2010

    That Sir Ben Kingsley gave his time for free to narrate any film would be endorsement indeed, but the Oscar winning actor is also patron of the inspiring dance theatre company whose story he tells in The Magic o… Continue Reading

  7. Richard Alston Dance Company 2010

    Friday 12 February 2010

    Richard Alston Dance Company’s new programme includes two of Alston’s works Movements from Petrushka and Overdrive. Plus Martin Lawrance’s latest piece To Dance And Skylark.Catch Richard Alsto… Continue Reading

  8. Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 12 February 2010Performance 4 Feb - 6 March 2010

    “TIGHTER, faster, sexier, more colourful. now on its third visit to the UK, nilda Guerra’s production is a real shot of rum and Tropicola, tonic for the soul.”  

  9. The Place

    Ellie Beedham as The Place Producer

    Friday 12 February 2010

    The Place has appointed Ellie Beedham to the new role of Producer within its Theatre and Artist Development department. Ellie will work closely with Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development, on th… Continue Reading

  10. So You Think You Can Dance

    So You Think You Can Dance

    Thursday 11 February 2010

    Charlie Bruce – * at 19 the youngest competitor in *BBC1’s show So You Think You Can Dance won the audience phone vote and became ‘Britain’s favourite dancer’ on Saturday night (13 … Continue Reading

  11. Russell Maliphant's 'Afterlight'
From 'In the Spirit of Diaghilev'

    Olivier Award nominations announced

    Wednesday 10 February 2010

    The nominations for this years Laurence Olivier Awards, organised by the Society of London Theatre has been announced. The awards will take place on 21 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Dance related nominatio… Continue Reading

  12. Recommended by... Cassa Pancho

    Wednesday 10 February 2010

    Cassa Pancho is the artistic director of Ballet Black, which she established in 2001 to give dancers of black and Asian more opportunities to perform classical ballet. They’ve worked with an impressive ra… Continue Reading

  13. Youth Dance England 'I Love to Dance' day

    Youth Dance England 'I Love to Dance'

    Tuesday 9 February 2010

    Youth Dance England (YDE), the national organisation that champions and promotes dance for all children and young people, will be turning Valentine’s Day into I Love to Dance Day with a huge, free silent d… Continue Reading

  14. Made in Cuba

    Tuesday 9 February 2010

    This spring London audiences can see Ballet Nacional De Cuba (Coliseum, 30 Mar – 11 Apr) and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba (Sadler’s Wells, 19 & 20 Mar). Judith Mackrell visits Cuba to see how danc… Continue Reading

  15. Bright young hopes at the Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 9 February 2010

    Jonathan Watkins( 25) and Liam Scarlett (23) are both making work for the main stage at the Royal Opera House this spring. Watkins work premieres as part of a triple bill next week (19 February). Read more in th… Continue Reading


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