October 2011

  1. Candoco in Trisha Brown's 'Set & Reset/Reset' 
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Candoco Turning 20 Anniversary Bill

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 19 October 2011 — Performance:

    There’s nostalgia in the air in this birthday triple bill from Candoco, the UK’s leading integrated company for disabled and non-disabled dancers.  Continue Reading

  2. Rambert Dance Company, Seven for a secret, never to be told

    Tuesday 18 October 2011

    Behind-the-scenes of Mark Baldwin’s Seven for a secret, never to be told Set to music based on Ravel’s opera L’enfant et les sortileges, adapted by Stephen McNeff with designs by Michael Howel… Continue Reading

  3. Shaun Parker and Company in Happy As Larry at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 18 October 2011Performance 14 & 15 October 2011

    ‘A while into Shaun Parker’s dancework Happy as Larry you start asking: just how happy was Larry anyway? For although programme and publicity suggest that the piece is about happiness, the result is muted, its emotional temperature ranging between quite ha… 

  4. CandoCo Dance Company in Turning 20: Anniversary Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 18 October 2011Performance 14 & 15 October 2011

    ‘Candoco certainly don’t play safe in their programming. For the 20th-anniversary tour of this integrated company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, the centrepiece is a reworking of Trisha Brown’s seminal 1983 Set and Reset – a piece of suc… 

  5. Candoco in Trisha Brown's 'Set and Reset/Reset'
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Candoco Dance Company in Turning 20: Anniversary Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 18 October 2011 — Performance: 14 & 15 October 2011

    There’s nostalgia in the air in this birthday triple bill from Candoco, the UK’s leading integrated company for disabled and non-disabled dancers. Although all three works are new for the company … Continue Reading

  6. Beijing Dance Theater in Haze at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 17 October 2011Performance 13 - 15 October 2011

    ‘Sincere, wearing its heart on its sleeve, the piece in essence offers us trampolining in a pea-souper. The dancers propel themselves hither and yon, with classic-academic steps caught on the wing and aimed with a merry inconsequence at the floor which, obliging… 

  7. Armitage Gone! Dance in Drastic Classicism / Three Theories at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 17 October 2011Performance 11 & 12 October 2011

    ‘Thirty years on, the attitude once deemed so alarming looks like shallow theatrics as Armitage’s oddly named company, Armitage Gone! Dance, dig out the shredded black leggings and practise their Sid Vicious scowls.’ 

  8. Bluemouth inc. in Dance Marathon at Barbican Pit

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 17 October 2011Performance 13 - 16 October 2011

    ‘My main gripe is that Bluemouth inc. appears to promise one thing (a contest of endurance) and delivers another: the eliminations, entirely arbitrary, make a mockery of skill and determination. There may well be a future for the dance marathon, 21st-century style,… 

  9. Royal Ballet in Limen / Marguerite And Armand / Requiem at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 October 2011Performance in rep 8 - 20 October 2011

    ‘At just 21, Polunin is one of the most gifted dancers of his generation, and as the youngest ever interpreter of Armand (Nureyev’s 25th birthday fell five days after the ballet’s opening night) he is at once recklessly demonstrative and ruthlessly self… 

  10. Beijing Dance Theater in Haze at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 17 October 2011Performance 13 - 15 October 2011

    ‘..while the lighting beautifully changes register, modulating into a silvery bleakness, there is no comparable development in Wang’s movement vocabulary. Haze sleepwalks through most of its 75 minutes, only waking up towards the end as the dancers teeter … 

  11. Shaun Parker & Company 'Happy as Larry'

    Shaun Parker and Company in Happy As Larry at Peacock Theatre

    Lise Smith, Monday 17 October 2011 — Performance: 14 & 15 October 2011

    Reviewed: 14 October What makes us happy? Shaun Parker’s nine lively dancers have a variety of answers to that most simple yet vexing of questions. Cliff diving, basketball, disco dancing, balloons, rolle… Continue Reading

  12. Scottish Ballet

    Friday 14 October 2011

    Created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1965 Song of the Earth is set to Mahler’s song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, the lyrics to which were freely translated from a collection of eighth century Chinese poems. Re… Continue Reading

  13. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

    Friday 14 October 2011

    White is divided into three distinct parts – each part presenting a different type of ‘white’. Set to music by Japanese composer Atsuhiko Gondai, The Bowed Piano Ensemble founder Stephen Scot… Continue Reading

  14. Armitage Gone! Dance in Drastic Classicism / Three Theories at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 14 October 2011Performance 11 & 12 October 2011

    ‘Coming from an intelligent dance-maker, with so seminal a place in history, it is thin fare’.  

  15. Royal Ballet in Limen / Marguerite And Armand / Requiem at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 14 October 2011Performance in rep 8 - 20 October 2011

    ‘I am no great admirer of Wayne McGregor’s convulsive challenges for dancers, but Limen, despite its anxious score (a cello concerto by Kaija Saariaho), was given brilliantly apt performance by Edward Watson and his colleagues. Watson’s leg extended,… 

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