September 2011

  1. Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts

    Press Review Adrian Searle, Guardian, Monday 19 September 2011Performance 17 September - 11 December 2011

    ‘Degas understood emptiness, the space between things, the pauses and breaks, the clusters and attenuations.’ 

  2. Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts

    Press Review Laura Cumming, Observer, Monday 19 September 2011Performance 17 September - 11 December 2011

    ‘Ballet is an art of perfection, but Degas shows the workings, the ceaseless studying involved; the analogy with his own art is self-evident.’ 

  3. Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts

    Press Review Jackie Wullschlager, Financial Times, Monday 19 September 2011Performance 17 September - 11 December 2011

    ‘Although it lacks a few key works – the Musée d’Orsay’s “The Star”, Washington’s “The Dance Class” – this is the most enjoyable, illuminating exhibition I have seen anywhere this year, and triumphantly proves … 

  4. Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts

    Press Review Alastair Sooke , Telegraph, Monday 19 September 2011Performance 17 September - 11 December 2011

    Summoning the zeitgeist behind great art, though, is a good and illuminating thing — and that is what this beautiful and substantial exhibition at the Royal Academy does in spades. Moreover, in the final galleries, we watch Degas the draughtsman turn into a complex… 

  5. Grupo Corpo in Ima / Onqoto at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 19 September 2011Performance 13 - 16 September 2011

    ‘The flirty bendiness of rumba, the bounce of capoeira, the skyward swoop of lindyhop and, yes, the lightning footwork of the midfielder outwitting a blizzard of defence, all combine to create a lean, limber dance mode that looks enormous fun to do.Watching, though… 

  6. Akram Khan in DESH at Curve, Leicester

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 19 September 2011Performance Coming to Sadler's Wells 4 - 8 October 2011

    ‘In the last couple of years, however, Khan appears to have turned away from an increasingly arid postmodernism and trusted to his own instincts. Gnosis (2009) was an exquisite display of craft, Vertical Road (2010) awe-inspiring in its imaginative reach, and Desh … 

  7. Akram Khan in DESH at Curve, Leicester

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 19 September 2011Performance Coming to Sadler's Wells 4 - 8 October 2011

    ‘DESH is Bengali for homeland, and in Akram Khan’s latest solo the choreographer returns to the world of his Bangladeshi roots, in search of the stories and characters of his past. If that search takes Khan into intimately personal territory, it also inspi… 

  8. Amanda Davey

    New Manager for Greenwich Dance

    Friday 16 September 2011

    Amanda Davey, General Manager at East London Dance since 2006 is moving south across the river to work at Greenwich Dance. She says: “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with Greenwich D… Continue Reading

  9. First NHS clinic for dancers

    Friday 16 September 2011

    The first phase of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science will open in London next year. Campaigned for by Dance UK and partners, include the Jerwood Centre in Birmingham and Trinity Laban will be … Continue Reading

  10. Edgar Degas 'Dancer (Preparation en dedans)', c. 1880-85. Charcoal with stumping on buff paper,
336 x 227 mm. Trinity House, London and New York

    Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement at Royal Academy of Arts

    Katerina Pantelides, Thursday 15 September 2011 — Performance: 17 September - 11 December 2011

    ‘People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself.’ Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917). Movement, according to Richard Kendall, guest curator of *Degas and the Ballet… Continue Reading

  11. Grupo Corpo in Ima / Onqoto at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 15 September 2011Performance 13 - 17 September 2011

    ‘Grupo Corpo is at its best when it sticks to straightforward athleticism. The Brazilian troupe is on a rare visit to London, and the uncomplicated exuberance of the super-able company is a pleasure, even a wonder to behold.’  

  12. Grupo Corpo. Top 'Íma' & below 'Onqotô’.
Photo: Jose Luis Pederneiras

    Grupo Corpo in Ima / Onqoto at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 15 September 2011 — Performance: 13 - 17 September 2011

    Reviewed: 13 September The unique fleet-footed, rhythmic movement of Grupo Corpo merges classical ballet with quirky contemporary moves in an Alston-esque style that is heavily flavoured by the heat and sensuali… Continue Reading

  13. Grupo Corpo in Ima / Onqoto at Sadler's Wells

    Katherine de Klee, Thursday 15 September 2011 — Performance: 13 - 17 September 2011

    Grupo Corpo are an exciting contemporary dance troupe. Their movements are energetic and staccato like the beat of the tribal sounding music that accompanies them. Both playful and sexual, their show is mesmeris… Continue Reading

  14. Making a Difference

    Monday 12 September 2011

    Donald Hutera (dance critic for The Times) interviews dancer-choreographer Ben Duke, video artist Will Duke, composer Dario Palermo and theatre director Zoe Svendsen the artists involved in the interdisciplinar… Continue Reading

  15. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in TeZukA at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 September 2011Performance 6 - 10 September 2011

    ‘a hotchpotch of marvel and mundanity, visual poetics and dry, wordy lectures about the behaviour of bacteria (a first for the dance stage, I imagine). Taiki Ueda’s video – beamed on to a rolling panorama, seeping on to paper scrolls that unfurl from th… 

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