July 2012

  1. Dance GB - Greenwich Royal Naval College grounds

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 6 July 2012Performance 4 - 8 July 2012

    Bruce’s steps always trod a dainty and witty line between imitation and invention, while the company danced with great pizzazz.  

  2. Big Dance 2012 Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Big Dance round up

    Friday 6 July 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Just some of the many chances to dance, or watch dance happening across London and the UK in the coming week! Continue Reading

  3. Secrets: Hidden London. Like a Fish Out of Water, developed by seven sisters group for Uxbridge & Hampton Lidos with English National Ballet. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Like A Fish Out of Water - seven sisters group - Uxbridge Lido

    Katja Vaghi, Thursday 5 July 2012 — Performance:

    'Like A Fish Out of Water' seven sisters group's new, site specific concept for Uxbridge & Hampton Lidos is sweet, funny and witty all at once. Continue Reading

  4. Choreographer Arlene Phillips and Mayor of London Boris Johnson at the launch of Big Dance 2012, St Pancras International Station, 5 July 2012. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Best feet forward for Big Dance 2012!

    Thursday 5 July 2012

    Big Dance week was launched today by choreographer Arlene Phillips, Mayor of London Boris Johnson – and a cast of hundreds of dancers from around London at St Pancras International Station... Continue Reading

  5. 'Legends' by Michael Corder. Image: Simon Tomkinson

    New English Ballet Theatre

    Laura Dodge, Thursday 5 July 2012 — Performance: 4 - 8 July 2012

    Brand new company New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) showcases emerging dancers, choreographers, musicians and designers in a fusion of art forms where each element enhances the others. Whilst there is a wealth o… Continue Reading

  6. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Too Mortal - St Pancras Church

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 5 July 2012Performance 12 - 13 July 2012

    Jeyasingh’s choreography thrives on the restricted space of the pews. Her six female dancers will follow the strict, regular lines of the seating, or push against it.  

  7. New English Ballet Theatre

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 5 July 2012Performance 4 - 8 July 2012

    The company’s debut showcase, Synergies, is crammed with optimism and energy: nine works feature, nearly all with new choreography, original design and live musical accompaniment. What it doesn’t yet offer … is a fierce sense of pitch, a mission statement.  

  8. New English Ballet Theatre

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 5 July 2012Performance 4 - 8 July 2012

    The programme starts cheerfully. Classical Symphony, a new work by English National Ballet soloist Jenna Lee, puts the dancers through their paces. The steps are springy and classical, with clean, well-rehearsed dancing.  

  9. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Agua'  Julie Shanahan Photo: Oliver Lock

    So long Pina, so long desire...

    Wednesday 4 July 2012

    As the epic Tanztheater Wuppertal World Cities 2012 season of ten productions draws to a close, Jeffrey Gordon Baker says 'but why are they so long?' is a question that misses the point... Continue Reading

  10. English National Ballet - St Paul's Cathedral

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 4 July 2012Performance 3 July 2012

    hero’s laurels to Max Westwell for strong and idiomatic dancing, to Vadim Muntagirov, who brought the mazurka to tremendous life, and to Elena Glurdjidze, who was all sophistication and nuanced phrasing in the Cigarette solo. I offer my heart to Anaïs Chalendard for… 

  11. The Astaires: Fred & Adele by Kathleen Riley

    Press Review Kathryn Hughes, Guardian, Wednesday 4 July 2012Performance Published 2012

    In this sprightly book whose every sentence shines with the author’s love of her dual subjects, Kathleen Riley writes Adele back into the story of her brother. A relationship that usually gets squashed into the first three or four chapters of a standard Fred Asta… 

  12. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Bamboo Blues - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Wednesday 4 July 2012Performance 21 & 22 June 2012

    For Bamboo Blues, Peter Pabst created a ravishing panorama of jungly undergrowth, and individual dances are strikingly lovely.  

  13. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Nefés - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Wednesday 4 July 2012Performance 24 & 25 June 2012

    Nefes provides similar solo spots for both artists and another dazzling projection sequence, in which tiny Nazareth Panadero runs screaming through downtown traffic.  

  14. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 3 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    Tamara Rojo understands how to place her head, and let movement flow smoothly through her upper body, so that each phrase becomes a lyrical continuation of the one before.  

  15. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Palermo Palermo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 3 July 2012Performance 1 & 2 July 2012

    It is a place in ruins, yet even so Palermo seems to have got more deeply under Bausch’s skin than many other cities in her travelogue series. Her 28 dancers beg and bully each other for love, as they always do, but with an absurdity that often deflects their pain  

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