July 2010

  1. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Laurencia at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 22 July 2010Performance 20 & 21 July 2010

    ‘Messerer could only find enough material to revive two acts of Laurencia. But in an inspired move he’s added a transitional scene, the storming of the castle, using projected film. The images are jerky and blurred, as if we were watching an old Soviet new… 

  2. Zoi Dimitriou 'In The Process of...' 19 July 2010, Laban. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

    Zoi Dimitriou in In the Process of ... at Laban

    Katie Fish, Thursday 22 July 2010 — Performance: 19 July 2010

    In her new work Zoi Dimitriou deals with endings rather than beginnings, or what comes somewhere in-between. We see, therefore, a couple (Dimitriou partnered by Stephen Moynihan) vying for solidarity and struggl… Continue Reading

  3. Cloud Dance Festival, 'Hush' 16-18 July 2010, Cochrane Theatre. Picture: Slanjayvah Danza

    Cloud Dance Festival: Hush at Cochrane Theatre

    Libby Costello, Thursday 22 July 2010 — Performance: 16 - 18 July 2010

    Cloud Dance Festival returned this weekend with their most recent, and due to lack of funding, possibly final line up of contemporary dance companies at the Cochrane Theatre. Hush, the 11th festival organised by… Continue Reading

  4. 'Uphold' at Cecil Sharp House, 9 July 2010
Photos: Frank Noon

    Sadler's Wells Big Dance commission in Uphold at Cecil Sharp House

    Sam Gauntlett, Thursday 22 July 2010 — Performance: 8 & 9 July 2010

    Reviewed: 9 July *Uphold* is a complex piece created by dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance especially for Kennedy Hall in Cecil Sharp House. Purpose built as a home to the English Folk Dance and Song Soc… Continue Reading

  5. Doing the Hustler in Greenwich

    Wednesday 21 July 2010

    Hustler#2Thursday 8 July 2010Around Greenwich & O2 Arena On a recent Thursday lunchtime, the streets of Greenwich were enlivened by a series of “guerrilla” duets and intimate one-on-one performa… Continue Reading

  6. 'Step Live' 2010, from top to bottom:
Ricards Lodge, Gifted & Talented group, Townley Grammar Seniors.  Photos: Mark Lees

    Step Into Dance in Step Live at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 21 July 2010 — Performance: 11 July 2010

    The Jack Petchey Foundation has given grants of over £65 million to youth projects, supporting thousands of young people by providing opportunities – and also in helping them to take advantage of whatR… Continue Reading

  7. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 20 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    “The other principals are strong. Kaptsova is a long-limbed Phrygia, going from gently drooping lines to heroic resolution. Maria Allash has huge fun as Aegina, flashing wicked smiles in all directions.”  

  8. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Triple Bill at London Coliseum

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Tuesday 20 July 2010Performance 18 July 2010

    “Asaf Messerer’s 1953 Spring Waters. Its leaps and lifts to Rachmaninov were fearlessly executed by Marat Shemiunov and Irina Perren.”  

  9. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 20 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    “The power to transform Spartacus from Soviet museum piece to living classic lies primarily in its lead dancer – and the Bolshoi’s Ivan Vasiliev is beyond compelling.”  

  10. The appeal of the Bolshoi

    Tuesday 20 July 2010

    Judith Mackrell explains why she feels that the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet companies. She discusses how the company has always shared this accolade, or maybe more accurately, been… Continue Reading

  11. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 20 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    “His two stage-crossing triptychs of scissored jetés are not only jaw-dropping for their height, speed, power and attack (though they are that); they are also immensely moving as an expression of rage and inspirational resolve. Even when seven feet clear of the… 

  12. Michael Clark 2010
Photo: Jake Walters

    Michael Clark Company at Tate Modern

    Monday 19 July 2010

    Michael Clark Company has taken up residency in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern for the next two months. The creative processes involved in the making of a new work will be open for all to see – with 100 m… Continue Reading

  13. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    ‘…the Mikhailovsky women set the tone. Tall, willowy and strikingly individual, they offer the strongest possible contrast to the usual peas-in-a-pod Swan Lake ensemble. A case in point is Dnepropetrovsk-trained Oksana Bondareva, whose airy leaps and coolly s… 

  14. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    ‘The corps of swans – again, echt-Russian in their Identikit proportions – are very good indeed, interest heightened when you know that among their number is 17-year-old Isabella McGuire Mayes, one of the few British students ever to attend the legendar… 

  15. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    ‘This is a Swan Lake to delight the eye: each stage picture ravishes in Simon Virsaladze?s original designs, every costume has been faithfully recreated ? the colours bright, materials rich and flowing and settings gratifyingly literal with a visible lake and sw… 

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