May 2012

  1. Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 13 May 2012Performance 10 - 12 May 2012

    Preljocaj tells his story in unrelenting fashion, movement burdened with hermetic gesture, and resembling nothing so much as a cross between weight-training and the more dispiriting aspects of early American modern dance of the Denishawn era.  

  2. Ballet Preljocaj 'Snow White' Ensemble dancing with Virginie Caussin as Snow White and Sergi Amoros Aparicio at back. Costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo credit: Bettina Strenske

    Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Saturday 12 May 2012 — Performance: 10 - 12 May 2012

    Half-a-dozen magical, standout encounters leapt from this performance, each of which highlights how unlucky we are not to see Angelin Preljocaj’s work more frequently in the UK.  Continue Reading

  3. Made by Katie Green 'Matters of Life and Death' Photo: Nuno Santos.

    Made By Katie Green – Matters of Life and Death at The Place

    Lise Smith, Saturday 12 May 2012 — Performance: 9 May 2012

    Green’s five agile dancers make nimble work of the emotional twists and turns, keeping the piece both enjoyably physical and admirably legible... this is an accomplished and highly watchable piece of dance theatre. Continue Reading

  4. Katja Nyqvist 'Underfoot'

    Katja Nyqvist / Mazzilli Dance Theatre at Blue Elephant Theatre

    Emmanuelle Julien, Friday 11 May 2012 — Performance: 10 - 12 & 17 - 19 May 2012

    A double bill of new contemporary dance in Camberwell: Underfoot is "about movement so physically & spiritually free, that it suddenly comes alive." For How Much is "powerful & deeply human.." Continue Reading

  5. Daniel Linhan & Salka Ardal Rosengren in 'Zombie Aporia'  Photo: Jun Luc Tanghe

    Daniel Linehan - Zombie Aporia at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Friday 11 May 2012 — Performance: 9 & 10 May 2012

    ...even when the result is a bit awkward and jumbled, it feels hopeful when artists tackle big ideas and try to have fun at the same time. Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Clifford Bishop , Evening Standard, Friday 11 May 2012Performance 10 - 12 May 2012

    When Preljocaj lets his imagination run away with him like this, the results are spectacular.  

  7. Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 11 May 2012Performance 10 - 12 May 2012

    Preljocaj’s choreographic imagination steals over you. His movements give a freshly vivid inflection to his characters  

  8. Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 11 May 2012Performance 10 - 12 May 2012

    In fairness, the production – set to Mahler, with added electronic flourishes by 79D – does have a refreshing lack of sugar-coating  

  9. Scottish Ballet - A Streetcar Named Desire - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Seven magazine, Telegraph, Friday 11 May 2012Performance 26 - 28 April 2012

    Entirely different encounters – Blanche and her lovers, Stanley and Stella, Blanche and Mitch – display surprisingly little variety of mood or tempo and the drama never gets the chance to take flight.  

  10. Breakin' Convention 2012 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Seven magazine, The Telegraph, Friday 11 May 2012Performance 5-7 May 2012

    A man in trainers bounces downstage, hurls himself to the floor and windmills impossibly through a virtuoso hip-hop routine, before calmly unbuckling his artificial leg and repeating the entire thing to the screams of Sadler’s Wells.  

  11. Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre

    Press Review 3Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, Thursday 10 May 2012Performance 10 May 2012 - 26 Jan 2013

    Tom Chambers … gets to show off his deft footwork alongside Summer Strallen in a frivolous, gently enjoyable exhibition of song and dance.  

  12. Daniel Linehan - Zombie Aporia at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 10 May 2012Performance 9 & 10 May 2012

    But overall, Zombie Aporia feels more like an idea – a textbook stuffed with ideas, actually – than a piece, and left me feeling that I’d picked up fragments, multi-tasked a lot but achieved only a little.  

  13. Gecko Theatre Company 'Missing' Photo: Richard Haughton

    Gecko - Missing - at The Place

    Misa Brzezicki, Wednesday 9 May 2012 — Performance: 2 May 2012

    When theatre is this visually inventive, this disorientatingly immersive, it really is hard to resist... Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet - La Fille Mal Gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 9 May 2012Performance 24, 26, 28 April, 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 May 2012

    Yuhui Choe is at once delightful and frustrating – her reading of the part warms up considerably as the evening progresses but needs to come to the boil far sooner.  

  15. Einstein on the Beach, Spaceship 
Left to right Kate Moran, Helga Davis (foreground) and ensemble. Copyright Lucie Jansch

    Einstein on the Beach at Barbican Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 8 May 2012 — Performance: 3 - 13 May 2012

    Lucinda Childs’ choreography figures prominently and brilliantly in two extended dance sections, but it wouldn't be wrong to say that the entire opera is primarily a work of choreography.. Continue Reading

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