March 2011

  1. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 28 March 2011

    [Rhapsody] “It’s a performance with depth as well as dazzle. McRae’s timing is wittily sharp, his arms and torso beautifully nuanced. He’s matched by Alina Cojocaru, who zips through fleet footwork and melting upper body movement.”  

  2. English National Ballet in Black & White at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 19 March 2011

    “as the curtain rose on the assembled cast, arranged in classically ordered poses and groupings, Suite en Blanc looked fresh and new. It was if all the static and clatter and white noise of contemporary performance was silenced and a softly spoke intelligence re… 

  3. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 28 March 2011

    [Rhapsody] “Australian-born McRae is near- perfect in the role, with both the technical finesse and the sense of humour to mix bravura moves with self-deprecating smiles.”  

  4. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 28 March 2011

    “with Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae in the principal roles, Rhapsody is pure poetry.”  

  5. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 28 March 2011

    “Rhapsody still looks thrilling. Alastair Marriott’s Sensorium, on the other hand, is a tasteful blank.”  

  6. English National Ballet in Black & White at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 18 March 2011Performance 16 - 19 March 2011

    “it makes for a pacy and entertaining evening, if not a perfect one.”  

  7. The Place

    New Patrons for The Place

    Wednesday 16 March 2011

    The Place has announced the names of seven new patrons. Tony Hall, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, CEO of the Royal Opera House, critic, author and playwright Bonnie Greer, choreographers Wayne McGregor and Anthony Van… Continue Reading

  8. Sadler's Wells Summer University

    Wednesday 16 March 2011

    For the last five years The Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has been developing a unique professional research programme, offering development opportunities… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
Zenaida Yanowsky as the Red Queen.
Photo: Johan Persson

    Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Opera House

    Katerina Pantelides, Monday 14 March 2011 — Performance: 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 March 2011

    Wednesday March 2, 2011 Christopher Wheeldon’s long-awaited production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is marketed as family friendly – but the only children I could see were the Royal Ball… Continue Reading

  10. English National Ballet in Agony & Ecstasy at BBC4 3 part documentary

    Press Review Sam Wollaston, Guardian, Monday 14 March 2011Performance March 2011

    ‘In the Vincent Cassel role is ENB choreographer Derek Deane. Not one to rally the troupe, Derek seems to believe that the way to get the best out of his dancers is through cruelty and fear.’ 

  11. English National Ballet in Agony & Ecstasy at BBC4 3 part documentary

    Press Review , Independent, Monday 14 March 2011Performance March 2011

    ‘Right, you know Pineapple Dance Studios? Lot of extravagant prancing around, the odd hissy fit and a central character who makes Graham Norton look overbearingly butch? Imagine it’s gone upmarket. No, much more than upmarket than that. And a bit more.’ 

  12. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Triple Bill at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 March 2011Performance 8 & 9 March 2011

    ‘Less bracing, in fact positively soporific, is Butterfly Dreaming, about a man who dreams he’s an insect, wakes up to find he isn’t, then isn’t quite sure …. Whatever, it reads like an opium trip in the dark, which is to say, like watching … 

  13. Northern Ballet in Cleopatra at Touring & coming to Sadler's Wells in May

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 14 March 2011Performance March 2011

    ‘Cleopatra isn’t high art but it is hugely enjoyable, and Nixon’s choreography tells the story with unambiguous clarity. This is history as it isn’t but ought to be – an orgy of bling, bloodshed and, well, orgies – and I foresee it bei… 

  14. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Triple Bill at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 14 March 2011Performance 8 & 9 March 2011

    ‘[Freq] It’s more engaging work than Toccato or Butterfly Dreaming, which, while subtle and impeccably mannered, are just a little too tightly buttoned.’ 

  15. Bartabas & Ko Murobushi in The Centaur and the Animal at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 14 March 2011Performance 1 - 6 March 2011

    ‘French equestrian impresario Bartabas has schooled his horses miraculously. The trust is remarkable. On stage, they never seem confined. But these horses are trained not to behave like horses. They are oblivious to their audience: flawless, mysterious and calm.’ 

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