April 2012

  1. The Royal Ballet's Johan Kobborg & Alina Cojocaru in 'Sweet Violets'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet - Polyphonia / Sweet Violets / Carbon Life at the Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 6 April 2012 — Performance: in rep until 23 April 2012

    World premieres of new work by Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett are outshone by a brilliant revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia for our reviewer... Continue Reading

  2. Lab particpants at the National Centre for Choreography, Jerwood DanceHouse, April 2012

    Choreographers in the Lab

    Thursday 5 April 2012

    Sagi Gross, Rosie Kay, Ash Mukherjee and James Streeter are taking part in the first Lab session at Dance East’s new National Centre for Choreography this week  Continue Reading

  3. Eifman Ballet 'Anna Karenina' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Eifman Ballet in Anna Karenina at The London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 5 April 2012 — Performance: 3 & 4 April 2012

    This rare opportunity to see Eifman’s work in a brief London season showcases performances of Anna Karenina and Onegin: ballets that are both carved from major icons of Russian literature and set to music b… Continue Reading

  4. Wayne McGregor's Carbon Life

    Wednesday 4 April 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Boy George, Rufus Wainwright, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jonny Pierce of The Drums are just some of the collaborators on Mcgregor's new work for the Royal Ballet, opening this week Continue Reading

  5. Dickson Mbi in Lucozade Revived

    Maliphant/Mbi - revived

    Wednesday 4 April 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The new commercial for Lucozade features dancer Dickson Mbi with choreography by Russell Maliphant... Continue Reading

  6. ROH2’s Choreographic Associates Laïla Diallo, Sarah Dowling and Freddie Opoku-Addaie

    ROH2 New Dance Commissions at Linbury Studio Theatre

    Lise Smith, Monday 2 April 2012 — Performance: 26 - 28 March 2012

    The first three Royal Opera House Choreographic Associates Laïla Diallo, Sarah Dowling and Freddie Opoku-Addaie show their new works... Continue Reading

  7. English National Ballet 'Suite en Blanc' Dancers: Erina Takahashi and Esteban Berlanga. Photo: Annabel Moeller

    English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 2

    Graham Watts, Monday 2 April 2012 — Performance: 28 March – 1 April 2012

    Eagling had already breathed life back into Serge Lifar’s challenging essay on neoclassical ballet in Suite en Blanc and now he has resuscitated the concept of Nijinsky’s Jeux and has done so with gre… Continue Reading

  8. Jack Widdowson Dances Again

    Monday 2 April 2012 by Sarah Golding

    British dancer Jack Widdowson had been with Swiss company Bern:Ballett only four months when he was attacked in Cardiff. Doctors initially feared that Widdowson would never be able to walk again, but with strong… Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet - Beyond Ballet Russes, Prog 2

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 1 April 2012Performance 28 March – 1 April 2012

    Zdenek Konvalina revealed the energy that drives the young god to the realisation of his destiny. He proposed a divinity of lustrous physical presence, noble, tremendous, step and pose ablaze with purpose, the score alive in his every action.  

  10. ROH2 New Dance Commissions at Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 1 April 2012Performance 26 - 28 March 2012

    Although very different in character, the pieces had much in common. All were conceptual in nature, all involved quite elaborate production and staging, and all, to a greater or lesser degree, marginalised actual dance.  

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