April 2011

  1. Matthew Bourne

    New Adventures Choreographer Award

    Tuesday 12 April 2011

    A new award for choreographers has been launched in celebration of Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday last year. The New Adventures Choreographer Award has been set up with donations from artists, audience mem… Continue Reading

  2. Rosas 'Fase', 1982. Photo: Herman Sorgeloos.

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas in Early Works at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Monday 11 April 2011 — Performance: 10 - 16 April 2011

    *Programme 1: Fase *_*_10 April* A simple projection of white Helvetica text on a black screen precedes Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s 1982 piece: Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. Functional… Continue Reading

  3. Critics and the cuts

    Monday 11 April 2011

    Why do some of the theatre critics seem to be relishing the recent Arts Council cuts in funding to some organisations? Dan Rebellato asks in his Guardian blog, 8 April Continue Reading

  4. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Rosas in Early Works at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 11 April 2011Performance 10 - 16 April 2011

    ‘De Keersmaeker’s artistry and intelligence, not to mention her influence, can’t be overstated.’  

  5. Rachel Cameron

    Monday 11 April 2011

    - died recently at the age of 86. “…few did more to keep the fragile art of classical ballet alive than the gifted dancer and supreme educator Rachel Cameron, who has died aged 86. She had a distingu… Continue Reading

  6. The Place Prize Finals at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 April 2011Performance 6 - 16 April 2011

    ‘Fidelity Project, by Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Frauke Requardt, is at once the least finished and the most vital of the evening’s offerings.’ 

  7. The Place Prize Finals at The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 11 April 2011Performance 6 - 16 April 2011

    ‘Now the four finalists of the 2010-11 edition have entered the last stage – a run of 10 public performances at the end of which a judging panel, drawn from the wider arts sphere, but not dance – will decide who is to receive the £25,000. There’s… 

  8. Royal Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 11 April 2011Performance in rep until 6 May 2011

    ‘Ashton’s individual dances are stronger than Bintley’s, but the Birmingham production has much swifter pacing and superb designs. The Royal Ballet Cinderella is weighed down by Van Schayk and by Christine Haworth’s ugly layered costumes.’  

  9. Royal Ballet 'Cinderella' Marianela Nuñez in title role with Thiago Soares as the Prince.
Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 April 2011 — Performance: in rep until 6 May 2011

    Reviewed: 7 April An evening of spectacular performances – by three ballerinas in particular – could not keep at bay the feeling that this old warhorse should perhaps be put out to pasture for a whil… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', Lauren Cuthbertson. Photo: Johan Persson

    BBC & ROH announce new partnership

    Friday 8 April 2011

    The Royal Ballet’s new full length production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, will be broadcast on BBC2 on Saturday 23 April at 2.30pm immediately preceded by a documentary about the making of the … Continue Reading

  11. Dr Jenn Tarr, London School of Economics.
Photo: Max Farrar.

    The pressure to perform

    Friday 8 April 2011

    Most professional dancers have to work while injured because they fear they will not get future employment if they take time off sick. The results of research by Dr Jen Tarr (London School of Economics and Polit… Continue Reading

  12. Circolumbia at Roundhouse

    Press Review Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, Friday 8 April 2011Performance 4 - 16 April 2011

    ‘There is a visceral rawness that makes Circolombia so appealing and the antithesis of the technically perfect Cirque du Soleil.’  

  13. Richard Alston Dance Company at Wimbledon Theatre & touring

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 April 2011Performance April 2011

    ‘Two of the works…were created for closeup viewing – with the audience seated on all four sides of the space. Now transferred to the proscenium stage, Alston’s Out of the Strong gains clarity but feels diminished in its emotional resonance, whi… 

  14. Mariinsky Ballet in 3D Giselle at various cinemas

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 April 2011Performance March 2011

    ‘..the new 3D version of the Mariinsky’s Giselle is so disconcertingly wonky it makes your eyes hurt…And yet, and yet: when the technology works, it gives us glimpses of how extraordinary a 3D Giselle might be.’  

  15. The Place Prize Finals at The Place

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 8 April 2011Performance 6 - 16 April 2011

    ‘This is, of course, a forum for modern dance, not (say) the dainty fairy-tales of ballet – these days, to take a visual-arts parallel, we know better than to lambast the Turner Prize for its lack of pretty pictures. But the point is that, throughout this … 

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