August 2011

  1. Dance Marathon at Edinburgh Festival 2011

    Press Review Lyn Gardner , Guardian, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance August 2011

    ‘But even if it is imperfectly executed, the concept is a blinder and it’s a great night out that signposts that theatre probing performance with the audience, rather than for an audience, has a future full of possibilities.’  

  2. Akademi in song of the city at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse

    Press Review Alison Gunn, Financial Times, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 5 - 6 August 2011

    ‘It’s simply too multi-layered to work. Mukherjee’s choreography is dynamic and fun to watch, but the dancers haven’t quite achieved the fusion of styles, and their “characters” – artist, executive and muse – are unclear… 

  3. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘Despite the great gifts of the entire cast; despite swift and reverberant incidents and the sheer skill of the ensemble, I was un-moved by the tragedy.’  

  4. Napoletango at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 4 - 6 August 2011

    ‘The plot is confusing, but the anarchic mix of music (classic tangos, electrotango, cheesy Hollywood pastiche and pop) and the gleeful trampling of tango sensibilities are a lot of fun – up to a point.’  

  5. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘A simple set, overlaid with scenic projections, whisks the action from Moscow to St Petersburg; and Ratmansky’s choreography interacts with the design to vividly ingenious effect.’  

  6. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘Best of all… is the character principal Islom Baimuradov as Karenin. Freed of the obligation to be a dashing gypsy chief or Spanish dancer, he produces a tortured portrait of a dignified man under severe pressure. His duet with Vishneva where he pushes he… 

  7. Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 11 August 2011Performance 9 & 10 August 2011

    ‘…the dancers are gorgeous, especially Diana Vishneva in the demanding title role, while the gauzy costumes and video sets were strongly evocative. However, fewer and clearer characters are needed.’  

  8. Mariinsky Ballet 'Anna Karenina' Dancers: Uliana Lopatkina, Yuri Smekalov. Photo: Natasha Razina

    Mariinsky Ballet in Anna Karenina at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 10 August 2011 — Performance: 9 & 10 August 2011

    Reviewed: 9 August 2011 Though scheduled for just two performances, Alexei Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated work in the Mariinsky’s programme for this three week sum… Continue Reading

  9. BLOOM! 'CITY' 5 August, The Place

    Bloom! in City at The Place

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 10 August 2011 — Performance: 4 & 5 August 2011

    Reviewed 5 August The Place is buzzing this July and August. Under the umbrella name of Summer House, international artists are programmed in the Robin Howard Theatre each Thursday and Friday at 8:30pm, with a … Continue Reading

  10. 'One Man Walking' Channel 4, Mon 15 August, 22.40 - 23.00.

    One Man Walking - Channel 4

    Tuesday 9 August 2011

    After events on the streets of London in the last week, a new hip hop dance film to be shown in the Channel 4 Street Summer season on Monday 15 August at 10.40pm, will have a new resonance. *One Man Walking* _in… Continue Reading

  11. Akademi 'Song of the City' 5-6 August, The Vault, Southwark Playhouse. Photo: Peter Schiazza 2010

    Akademi in song of the city at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse

    Lise Smith, Monday 8 August 2011 — Performance: 5 - 6 August 2011

    In the dark and somewhat dank environs of The Vaults at Southwark Playhouse, two silhouetted male figures are outlined against a pair of backlit tunnels. One is dressed in an elaborate velvet tailcoat, the other… Continue Reading

  12. Mariinsky Ballet in Don Quixote at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Monday 8 August 2011Performance 2 & 3 August 2011

    “A deep, dark serenity remains unbroken beneath all the technical exertions and faked tantrums demanded by the role. She [Anastasia Matvienko] will be one of the great Kitris when she takes even more risks. As her suitor, Denis Matvienko spins like a man who has ne… 

  13. Akademi in song of the city at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Monday 8 August 2011Performance 5 - 6 August 2011

    “By using Tagore’s work as inspiration rather than text, Mukherjee has sacrificed both context and gravitas. What he has gained is the freedom to create his own allegory, using contemporary dance and classical Indian Bharatanatyam, about the conflicts of real… 

  14. Mariinsky Ballet in Homage to Fokine: Chopiniana/ The Firebird/ Scheherazade at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Monday 8 August 2011Performance 29 July - 1 August 2011

    “In Chopiniana, the young British dancer Alexander Parish, lured away from the Royal Ballet a couple of years ago, showed why we shouldn’t have let him go. Long, clean lines and a soft jump did a lot to redeem the jerky phrasing that came between.” 

  15. Mariinsky Ballet in Don Quixote at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 8 August 2011Performance 2 & 3 August 2011

    “It was on Wednesday night that we saw an ideal Kitri in Yevgenia Obraztsova, so light, so charming, sparkling in dance as in character, adoring her world and her role, and making us adore her with infectious delight.”  

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