June 2011

  1. Scott Walker

    Friday 10 June 2011

    Musician Scott Walker explains why he agreed to compose the music for Aletta Collins new work “I was grateful for the challenge to help take what is essentially, in my humble opinion, an antiquated piece o… Continue Reading

  2. Dancing for Michael Clark

    Friday 10 June 2011

    Michael Clark’s latest work Th is taking place at the Tate Modern this weekend. As in the piece year, Th includes a group of non-professional dancers performing alongside the Michael Clark Company. Laura M… Continue Reading

  3. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    “The block colours of their Stevie Stewart costumes clash brilliantly with a black-and-white floor designed by Clark. When they jump, their striped legs scissor above a striped surface, a Bridget Reilly painting bursting into life.”  

  4. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    “We are given perspectives and visual relationships by the spacing of the action, but I found it somehow arid and not a little portentous.”  

  5. Frauke Requardt in Episode at The Place

    Press Review Alison Gunn, Financial Times, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 3 - 4 June 2011

    “The imagery is often strong and the soundtrack compelling, but the recurrent themes are never fully explored, either emotionally or in terms of movement; as such they become mere motifs.”  

  6. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 9 - 19 June 2011

    “Sections of it are immensely good fun, and almost all of it is well danced by the ENB company, plus several guesting dancers”  

  7. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 10 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    “As pure movement, this is vintage Clark, but even better is his handling of the space”  

  8. East London Dance, Dancing Stage, Big Dance 2010. Photo: Carmen Klammer

    Never too old to dance..

    Thursday 9 June 2011

    Last summer one of the highlights of Big Dance week was East London Dance’s Dancing Stage in which 150 participants showed you’re never too old to dance, with a show which included a riotously enjoya… Continue Reading

  9. Michael Clark Company in th at Tate Modern Turbine Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 9 June 2011Performance 8 - 12 June 2011

    ‘The result is a visually striking and, excepting the lag in the middle, a compelling show, albeit a rather self-conscious one.’  

  10. Matthew Bourne

    New Adventures Choreographer Award

    Thursday 9 June 2011

    *Fifteen choreographers have been shortlisted for the first New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA), set up to mark Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday last year and to honour the achievements of Matthew and … Continue Reading

  11. London Ballet Company
Dancer: Sophie Wright, photo: John Pridmore

    London Ballet Company in Citius Altius Fortius at King's Head Theatre

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 8 June 2011 — Performance: 2, 9, 16, & 23 June 2011

    Reviewed: 2 June The King’s Head Theatre has been repositioning itself lately, widening its repertoire to present opera and musical theatre to become ‘London’s Little Opera House’. Now th… Continue Reading

  12. Bag a handful of Rosas DVDS!

    Wednesday 8 June 2011

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker , one of the most influential and distinctive European choreographers of the last 30 years, is bringing a season of her early works to Sadler’s Wells next month – and will… Continue Reading

  13. DanceEast Rural Retreats

    DanceEast's Rural Retreat 2012

    Tuesday 7 June 2011

    Future Directors and Creative Producers for Ballet and Dance DanceEast’s 6th Rural Retreat will be taking place over the weekend of 6 – 9 January 2012. Focusing on the role and challenges of ‘a… Continue Reading

  14. Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier 'Chouf Ouchouf' 21-25 April, Queen Elizabth Hall. Photo: Mario Del Curto

    Young Dance Critics

    Tuesday 7 June 2011

    Judith Mackrell, dance journalist for the Guardian, was impressed with the work of some eight-year-old dance critics as part of an educational programme called Seeing, Doing, Knowing. The primary school children… Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet in Scenes de ballet / Voluntaries / The Rite of Spring at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 7 June 2011Performance in rep until 11 June 2011

    “In Voluntaries, Tetley treats his dancers like Plasticine. Women are pulled and stretched through lifts.”  


By Date