February 2011

  1. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 February 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘Roaming like pack animals, hurtling in scrambling rolls and runs, and, most spectacularly, lobbing themselves across the airspace like so many pelted bricks, this is dance at its most riveting and fearless. Talent? I should say so.’ 

  2. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 14 February 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘They are a diverse but disciplined group, and what they lack in depth they make up for in verve and – well, talent.’  

  3. Balletboyz - The Talent 
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Sam Gauntlett, Monday 14 February 2011 — Performance: February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    Reviewed: Artsdepot, 10 February Just over a year ago Balletboyz Michael Nunn and William Trevitt decided to take a break from performing and held an open audition to pick a group of young men to form The Talen… Continue Reading

  4. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 11 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 Februrary 2011

    ‘The back catalogue confirms the smartness of Pancho’s early approach. The four ballets are short, plotless, and show off the dancers. The highlight was easily Da Gamba by Henri Oguike from 2010.’  

  5. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 11 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 Februrary 2011

    ‘There is no gainsaying the tremendous likeability of the eight dancers – half of whom are British, half American – yet this mixed programme was a little underwhelming…’  

  6. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 Februrary 2011

    ‘…the brand-new work of the season, Orpheus, by Will Tuckett – the first narrative work Ballet Black have staged – is a triumph.’  

  7. Richard Alston Dance Company 'Overdrive' Courtesy/The Place. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

    Work Place - nurturing choreographers

    Friday 11 February 2011

    The Place is launching a new programme for professional choreographers, which will support up to 12 artists at different stages of their career. Work Place aims to nurture some of the most talented artists in th… Continue Reading

  8. Flamenco Festival 2011: Israel Galvan at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 10 February 2011Performance 9 February 2011

    ‘Galván seems to achieve the near impossible feat of embodying flamenco’s “duende”, or demon, while avoiding its clichés. This is rare, as is his artistic authority and undoubted sensuality. Also rare is his lack of theatrical pomposity.’  

  9. Ballet Black, Ten Year Anniversary Programme. 9-12 Feb Linbury Studio Theatre. Dancers: Sarah Kundi, Jade Hale-Christofi. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 10 February 2011 — Performance: 9 - 12 February 2011

    Reviewed: 9 February 2011 Ballet Black celebrates its tenth anniversary by taking the first plunge into narrative with this new interpretation of the Orpheus myth by choreographer, Will Tuckett. A world premiere… Continue Reading

  10. Protein Dance in LOL (lots of love) at The Place & touring

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 8 February 2011Performance January - April 2011

    ‘Sharper in its focus than recent Protein pieces such as Big Sale or Dear Body, pared down until it sings with melancholy tension, LOL is Silvestrini’s strongest work to date.’ 

  11. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 8 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    ‘As is often the case, a visiting ballet company opens a season with the wrong programme, allowing internal politics or a serious misreading of its public to diminish its virtues.’  

  12. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 8 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    ‘It’s hard to imagine a piece more perfectly tailored to American Ballet Theatre’s dancers than Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas.’ 

  13. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 8 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    ‘Best, though, was Paul Taylor’s soft-shoe hit Company B, set to songs by the Andrews Sisters. Taylor could easily have gone for the obvious and made this a jingoistic, purely feel-good number. Instead, American master that he is, he insinuates a note of mela… 

  14. The power of dance

    Tuesday 8 February 2011

    Sarah Crompton sees Sylvie Guillem back in her pointe shoes to dance Manon again at the age of 46 – and is reminded of the first great ballerina she ever saw: “it was clear that – as with Fonte… Continue Reading

  15. Lauren Cuthbertson, Royal Ballet dancer

    Tuesday 8 February 2011

    Advice to a young dancer: “Live a lot, love a lot and laugh a lot. It’s no good perfecting a ballet step if you don’t have enough experience of life to really put across the emotions of the bal… Continue Reading

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