May 2010

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 21 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘Ulrika Kinn Svennson makes a brilliant android, teetering in high PVC boots, with a different public-relations croon for every speech.’  

  2. Electric Hotel

    Friday 21 May 2010

    Electric Hotel is a uniquely designed outdoor spectacle, a fly-by-night hotel brought vividly to life through dance and sound by the team of David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt with Börkur Jónsson, and Ben an… Continue Reading

  3. Contemporary dancer James Wilton performs in front of the Big Dance bus at Sadler’s Wells.
Photo: David Parry/PA Wire.

    Bus loads of dance

    Thursday 20 May 2010

    Big Dance 2010 is just six weeks away and today the Big Dance bus – a reconditioned Routemaster – set off on its mission to take dance all around the capital, rolling out its silver dance floor in a … Continue Reading

  4. Merchants of Bollywood

    The Merchants of Bollywood at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Thursday 20 May 2010 — Performance: 18 May - 5 June 2010

    Reviewed:*19 May 2010* Describing the show’s penultimate scene at the ‘Bollywood Awards’, the narrator declares the event to be ‘glittering, shimmering, shiny.. .’ before adding &#… Continue Reading

  5. Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in Seven at Arts Depot

    Lise Smith, Thursday 20 May 2010 — Performance: 19 May 2010

    Almost 50 final year students of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) made their London debut last night in Seven. Inspired by a workshop with LIPA’s Companion Nitin Sawhney and investigating … Continue Reading

  6. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 20 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘The show could do with tightening (it’s too long) and its message needs more focus, but there’s no denying its power to connect.’  

  7. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 20 May 2010Performance 18 & 19 May 2010

    ‘His solitude is intensified by power-ful drum beats, yet it’s the music – a rhythmic, vocal fusion of east and west – that also gives the work its heartbreaking beauty and hopefulness. Even within the fractious world that Babel presents, the c… 

  8. Dedicated followers of dance style fashion

    Thursday 20 May 2010

    Meet Georgina Harper (right) and Meg Ferguson (left), the team behind dancerstyle a new blog which celebrates the inventive and varied fashion sense of dancers. They’re often to be found on the streets o… Continue Reading

  9. Arts in a new era

    Wednesday 19 May 2010

    The new Minister for the Arts, Jeremy Hunt, gave a keynote speech at the Roundhouse today. “..thrilled as I am to be Culture Secretary, as I look at the public spending round that lies ahead I do feel a bi… Continue Reading

  10. Antony Gormley's set designs of 'Babel (Words)'  choreographed by at by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet at Sadler’s Wells.

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Damien Jalet/ Antony Gormley in Babel (words) at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 19 May 2010 — Performance: 18 & 19 May 2010

    Reviewed: 18 May After the successes of zero degrees and Sutra, any collaboration between the choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the artist Antony Gormley, is to be eagerly anticipated; and Babel (words) doe… Continue Reading

  11. Streetdance 3D

    Tuesday 18 May 2010

    The new movie hits the big screens this Friday 21 May. It features Britain’s Got Talent contenders Flawless and winner George Sampson and the involvement of many of the UK’s best street dance artists… Continue Reading

  12. 3-D opportunities for the arts

    Tuesday 18 May 2010

    On the eve of the _*Street Dance 3D* _release, David Jays examines the potential of the new technology – already being expored by the Royal Opera House and film maker Wim Wenders who is filming Pina Bausch… Continue Reading

  13. Hofesh Shechter premiere in Brighton

    Tuesday 18 May 2010

    *Political Mother* opens on 20 May & comes to London in July. “My work is not finished until there is an audience watching.. It is a ceremony, and the ceremony is made for the audience. It’s made… Continue Reading

  14. Marianela Nunez - a life in the day

    Tuesday 18 May 2010

    ‘The great romantic stories in ballet are so beautiful, but dancing them with the man you love adds another dimension.’ Read more in the Times, 16 May 2010 Continue Reading

  15. A Great Day at The Place
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Choreographers in the picture

    Monday 17 May 2010

    Many of the outstanding contemporary choreographers who have made a big impact over the past 40 years came together at The Place today (Monday 17 May) for a photograph recreating Art Kane’s famous “G… Continue Reading


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