May 2011

  1. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 17 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    “I found it worthwhile only because of the presence of Maria Pagés, whose potent artistry and thrilling manner I have praised before.” 

  2. Northern Ballet Theatre 'Cleopatra'

    Tuesday 17 May 2011

    An enduring icon of the ancient world, Cleopatra was a mother, lover and queen who overturned convention and changed the course of history. This full-length ballet is a must-see from Northern Ballet’s Art… Continue Reading

  3. Fela! goes home

    Monday 16 May 2011

    Sahr Ngaujah, who has played African musician Fela Kuti in the musical about his life talks about taking the show to Nigeria. It returns to London for a season at Sadler’s Wells 20 July – 28 August. … Continue Reading

  4. Tamara Rojo

    Monday 16 May 2011

    - on dancing Juliet with the Royal Ballet at the O2 next month, _*Black Swan* _and her ambition to be a director – ‘but not yet!’ Read an interview in the Sunday Telegraph, 15 May 2011 Continue Reading

  5. ATMA in Sivaloka / Ghatam at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 16 May 2011Performance 12 May 2011

    ‘Now touring, this is a programme well worth seeking out.’ 

  6. Dutch National Ballet in Hans van Manen programme at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 16 May 2011Performance 12 - 14 May 2011

    ‘In a world hardly awash with classy new choreography, Van Manen is unaccountably unfeted in the UK. Sleekly erotic, classically based, his work is flecked with a laconic humour that relieves its northern severity. His women are combative, sly, strong. Their men tr… 

  7. Dutch National Ballet in Hans van Manen programme at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 16 May 2011Performance 12 - 14 May 2011

    ‘I love dance programmes that are dedicated to just one choreographer’s work…In the case of Hans van Manen, veteran of Dutch National Ballet, the satisfaction of spending two and hour hours in his company is underlined by the fact that Britain sees s… 

  8. Dutch National Ballet in Hans van Manen programme at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 16 May 2011Performance 12 - 14 May 2011

    ‘It’s a man’s world at the ballet. At least it is when Hans van Manen is in charge.’ 

  9. Dutch National Ballet in Hans van Manen programme at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 16 May 2011Performance 12 - 14 May 2011

    ‘Seeing five of his [Van Manen’s] creations together shows his consistent and sustained handling of the classical idiom.  

  10. Royal Ballet 'Live Fire Exercise' Chor: Wayne McGregor.
Photo: Bill Cooper.

    Royal Ballet in Ballo Della Regina/Live Fire Exercise/DGV: Dance A Grande Vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Sunday 15 May 2011 — Performance: in rep until 25 May 2011

    Reviewed: 13 May I still get goose bumps thinking back to one cold November night in 2006 when my ordered understanding of ballet was rearranged by the twin jolts of two forceful, pulsating, utterly arresting ne… Continue Reading

  11. Flawless 'Chase the Dream' 10-28 May. Peacock Theatre

    Flawless in Chase the Dream at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 13 May 2011 — Performance: 10-28 May 2011

    Reviewed: 11 May Flawless have been chasing the dream for seven years and – you know what – I think that they might just have caught it. Despite already having been UK and World Champions, Flawless … Continue Reading

  12. ATMA - Mayuri Boonham
Photo: Nuno Santos

    ATMA in Sivaloka / Ghatam at The Place

    Lise Smith, Friday 13 May 2011 — Performance: 12 May 2011

    By complete coincidence, I happened to be at the British Museum a few hours before the performance of Mayuri Boonham’s new company ATMA at The Place yesterday evening, and so had fresh in my mind the image… Continue Reading

  13. Dutch National Ballet. Hans van Manen's 'Adagio Hammerklavier.' 
Photo: Angela Sterling

    Dutch National Ballet in Hans van Manen programme at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Friday 13 May 2011 — Performance: 12 - 14 May 2011

    The national ballet company of any country has a hard task on its hands. Embodying and galvanising a country’s identity through an artistic medium is no mean feat, especially when in this company’s c… Continue Reading

  14. Free Run - behind the scenes

    Friday 13 May 2011

    For the first time the explosive action of Free Running, one of the world’s most exciting and dangerous extreme sports, is transformed into a live stage show. Free Run will feature 3RUN, one of the world&#… Continue Reading

  15. Flawless in Chase the Dream at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 13 May 2011Performance 10-28 May 2011

    “Their sense of rhythm, their responses to the bold, unrelenting music that they use, are prodigious. The dance sits exactly on its score, its subtleties of pace and accent brilliantly shaped in movement.”  

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