September 2010

  1. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 10 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘“Health and Safety”, with dances by Aletta Collins, is triumphantly bizarre. Singers in white coats and hard hats explain how to walk in high heels. The dancers put on bright yellow stilettos, moving like people who have never walked before.’  

  2. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 10 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘Shoes of all sorts were on view, from sparkling boots and highest-heeled cripplers to skis and waders and the inevitable trainers. Some 29 incidents were proposed by the programme. One, involving goats, was rather jokey.’  

  3. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 10 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘You’d have thought him too intellectual for this sort of thing, but his [Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui] Old Shoes is one of the stand-outs, with the dancers slithering inside a picture frame, to illustrate a tale of a family heirloom that brings only disaster in i… 

  4. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Stella H, Friday 10 September 2010 — Performance: 3 - 11 September 2010

    I thoroughly enjoyed Shoes. There were many laugh out loud moments – it paid to listen to the lyrics. Great atmosphere where I was sitting, with the majority of people around me giving a standing ovation a… Continue Reading

  5. Count down to The Place Prize 2010...

    Thursday 9 September 2010

    As even a precursory glance at the last three winners of the biennial Place Prize will show you, this competition is nothing if not eclectic says Katie Fish. From Rafael Bonachela’s E2 7SD (2004), an emo… Continue Reading

  6. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Nearly Ninety at Coming to the Barbican

    , Thursday 9 September 2010 — Performance: 26 October 2010

    On your toes from start to end. Merce Cunningham Dance Company paid the first ever, and very welcome, visit to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 27 June by offering a single programme for one evening at the Audi… Continue Reading

  7. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 9 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘One blackly comic scene relates the story of the curse of family shoes, as a posed wedding portrait gives way to mordant snapshots of transvestism, paralysis and misplaced paternity.’  

  8. Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 8 September 2010Performance 3 - 11 September 2010

    ‘Shoes is a laugh, but it’s more the warm glow of religious indulgence than the bonfire of the vanities.’  

  9. The science behind good dance moves

    Wednesday 8 September 2010

    “When you see brilliant dancers, you’ll see their bodies, heads and necks are all doing ever so slightly different things in time to the music.” says a scientist from the University of Northum… Continue Reading

  10. 'Shoes' Sadler's Wells & Peacock Theatre
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Shoes at Sadler's Wells

    Fiona Campbell, Wednesday 8 September 2010 — Performance: 3 - 11 September 2010

    Reviewed: 7 September This was an uncharacteristically glamorous Tuesday evening at Sadler’s Wells. The red carpet was out, champagne flowed and limos lined up outside as celebrities and fashionistas made … Continue Reading

  11. Aletta Collins 'Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe' for Phoenix Dance.
Part of Deloitte Ignite 4 & 5 Sep 2010

    Deloitte Ignite 2010 at Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Monday 6 September 2010 — Performance: 3 - 5 September 2010

    Reviewed: Saturday 4 September (daytime) This year’s Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House, curated by pianist Joanna MacGregor, brought together dance, live music performance and art installations unde… Continue Reading

  12. Tamara Ashley

    New Director for DanceDigital

    Thursday 2 September 2010

    Tamara Ashley is the new Director of DanceDigital (formerly Essexdance) the organization which specializes in the use of new technology in dance. Until recently she was senior lecturer in choreography at Northum… Continue Reading

  13. 'Black Swan'

    Black Swan over Venice

    Thursday 2 September 2010

    *Black Swan, *Darren Aronofsky*‘s* psychological thriller with ballet at its core opened this year’s Venice film festival yesterday. The film looks set to be a contender for the festival’s cove… Continue Reading

  14. Top: Judith Jamison.  Below: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamison's 'Hymn'.
Photos by Andrew Eccles

    Centre stage at the White House

    Wednesday 1 September 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing dance to the White House in a series of events starting next week on Tuesday 7 September. The first of The White House Dance Series honours Judith Jamison, the long time Art… Continue Reading

  15. ENB cancel new ballet for Shanghai

    Wednesday 1 September 2010

    The British Council and English National Ballet have cancelled the performance of a new ballet by company dancer Van Le Ngoc for the Shanghai Expo because the composer, Pete Wyer had dedicated his score to the p… Continue Reading


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