July 2011

  1. Sir Frederick Ashton's 'Romeo and Juliet' Presented by Peter Schaufuss Ballet. Photo: Nathan Driftmeyer

    Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 14 July 2011 — Performance: 11 - 17 July 2011

    Reviewed: 13 July Ballet is awash with Romeos & Juliets. It seems that every major choreographer in the last 60 years has turned to Shakespeare’s timeless text for inspiration (I’ve seen 3 differ… Continue Reading

  2. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother - The Choreographer's Cut at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 14 July 2011Performance 12 - 16 July 2011

    ‘It’s tense and thrilling, but on two occasions near the end Shechter lightens things, once with humour, once with sentiment. I couldn’t help feeling that a better director’s cut would have shunned such audience relief, leaving us with just the… 

  3. Hofesh Shechter 'Political Mother - The Choreographer's Cut'

    Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother - The Choreographer's Cut at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Thursday 14 July 2011 — Performance: 12 - 16 July 2011

    The only downside to a second viewing of *Political Mother* _is the envy I felt towards those who were experiencing it for the first time. This new version – _The Choreographer’s Cut, is just as outs… Continue Reading

  4. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 14 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘Tuesday night’s gala at the Coliseum was the most riveting evening of dance so far this this year – and, in some ways, the most frustrating, too.’  

  5. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 14 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘This Romeo is all over the place. On the one hand, it stars the Bolshoi’s magnificent Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova – charisma to their fingertips, his lithe warmth to her fizzing attack. On the other, this is a production where designs, perform… 

  6. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 14 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘…the couple’s determination to master Ashton has its own heroic quality – and where they succeed, they are transcendent.’  

  7. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother - The Choreographer's Cut at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 14 July 2011Performance 12 - 16 July 2011

    ‘The composition, Shechter’s own, includes rock, pop, Baroque and the strains of micro-tonal Middle Eastern music. It is an expert synthesis, as is Shechter’s choreography, which sets the black dog of death at our door. Everyone else looks like try-h… 

  8. Wayne McGregor's 'Lightrooms' performed by dancers from east London

    Dance Futures at Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 13 July 2011 — Performance: 10 July 2011

    Youth dance is currently enjoying an extended moment in the sun. Youth Dance England’s Young Creatives choreographic platform exhibited strong performances and original ideas from artists aged 15-19 earlie… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet School Summer Performance at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 13 July 2011Performance July 2011

    ‘It was, I thought, a fine homage to the founder of our national ballet school and company: an assertion of a classical identity that we are currently in danger of corrupting. Hurrahs for the young!’ 

  10. Ashton's Romeo and Juliet at London Coliseum

    Press Review Ismene Brown, ArtsDesk, Wednesday 13 July 2011Performance 11 - 17 July 2011

    ‘Like planets crossing in the skies, light years apart, but by some ocular illusion coinciding, this conjunction of the two most thrilling young Bolshoi stars in the world and Frederick Ashton’s rarely staged Romeo and Juliet really must be seen.’ 

  11. Booking open for Kids Week

    Tuesday 12 July 2011

    During Kids Week, 12-26 August, a child up to the age of 16 years old can experience the magic of London theatre and see a selection of shows for free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Children can also t… Continue Reading

  12. FELA!

    Tuesday 12 July 2011

    FELA! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose blend of jazz, funk and African rhythms ignited a generation. Combining dance, theatre and music, FELA! reveals Kuti’s contro… Continue Reading

  13. Greenwich Dances

    Tuesday 12 July 2011

    Crossroads. Luca Silvestrini/Protein Dance’s community piece Crossroads was performed by a multi-generational cast at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on Sat 25 & Sun 26 June 2011 as part of Gre… Continue Reading

  14. Roland Petit

    Roland Petit dies

    Monday 11 July 2011

    French choreographer Roland Petit has died in Paris aged 87, just days before English National Ballet perform a programme of his work at the London Coliseum (21 – 24 July) _“When Roland Petit’s… Continue Reading

  15. Latitude 2010. Sadler's Wells presented Sidi Larbi's 'Faun', from 'In the Spirit of Diaghilev'
Photo: Emma Wilson

    Dance at Latitude this weekend

    Monday 11 July 2011

    If you’re at Latitude in Suffolk this weekend (Fri 15 – Sun 17 July), look out for the programme of dance on the Waterfront stage on Saturday and Sunday, which this year includes highlights from the … Continue Reading

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