November 2013

  1. Yat-Sen Chang Dance Company  - Tomomi Sato in 'Entre Du Ballet' Photo: Daniel Paul Jones

    Yat-Sen Chang Dance Company - Lanterns Studio Theatre

    Laura Dodge, Tuesday 12 November 2013 — Performance: 9 November 2013

    Former English National Ballet principal dancer Yat-Sen Chang has set up a small ballet company, which is described as offering talented, recently-graduated dancers the “opportunity to develop their skills … Continue Reading

  2. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Milonga'.

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Sanjoy Roy, Tuesday 12 November 2013 — Performance: 6 - 10 November 2013

    The beauty of Cherkaoui's 'milonga' is that it opens tango up – without changing its essence. The opening moment is a statement of intent. Instead of facing each other, the partners face away... Continue Reading

  3. Tara Saclier D’Arquian's 'In Situ'. Photo: Chris Nash

    New contemporary dance Performance Lab opens

    Monday 11 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Trinity Laban's Performance Laboratory offers dance artists from around the world a newly refurbished, permanent space to incubate, develop and rehearse dance projects in its old home at Laurie Grove... Continue Reading

  4. The Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in 'The Human Seasons. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH.

    Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 November 2013 — Performance: 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013 1 Comment

    It has taken a long time for David Dawson to return. A Londoner, trained at The Royal Ballet School, his dance career took Dawson to the Netherlands and Germany, where the urge to make work led to its premature demise.  Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 11 November 2013Performance 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013

    But the loveliest moments are the fleeting, personal ones.. when Eric Underwood leaves Melissa Hamilton balanced on one pointe, like a casually held breath, and just walks off stage.  

  6. Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 11 November 2013Performance 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013

    Once upon a time, ballet companies offered triple bills known as “Ham and Eggs”, which opened with a suitably classical staging, were centred on a dramatic work, and closed with a choreographic soufflé.  

  7. Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 11 November 2013Performance 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013

    The Human Seasons, the Royal Ballet’s first work by David Dawson.. has a sense of coherence and continuity: the dancing follows the musical lines of Greg Haines’s lyrical score; the balletic style is stretched but never broken.. there is a clear arc.  

  8. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 10 November 2013Performance 6 - 10 November 2013

    I do not find that Cherkaoui’s activities add anything to my understanding of the bravura, the role-playing and social identity of the tango, or reveal any secrets it may be supposed to harbour.  

  9. Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Sunday 10 November 2013Performance 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013

    The creation of a ballet is such a tricky thing. So many elements – steps, music, design, dancing – have to come together to make it a success. This latest mixed bill from the Royal Ballet was like an object lesson in the perils.  

  10. Royal Ballet- Chroma/The Human Seasons/The Rite of Spring - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Kent, Arts Desk, Sunday 10 November 2013Performance 9, 13, 19, 20, 23 November 2013

    There’s rather too much wafting and tippy-toeing around, but this is interrupted by some highly original sliding and shoving..  

  11. Richard Alston - Britten Sinfonia - Barbican

    Press Review 3Luke jennings, Guardian, Sunday 10 November 2013Performance 6 - 9 November 2013

    In his choreographed version, in which the title role is sung by the mezzo-soprano Allison Cook, and all the other parts taken by dancers of his company, Alston honours Britten’s formal vision. But he also adds grace notes of his own.  

  12. Angela Woodhouse & Caroline Broadhead 'Between' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead - Between - Platform Theatre

    Josephine Leask, Friday 8 November 2013 — Performance: 6 & 7 November 2013

    Walking into the blacked out Platform Studio Theatre at Granary Building we are a small and intrepid group of people, unsure of what we are about to see or do... Continue Reading

  13. Earthfall 'Chelsea Hotel' Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Earthfall - Chelsea Hotel - Riverside Studios

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Friday 8 November 2013 — Performance: 5 - 16 November 2013

    Earthfall’s 'Chelsea Hotel' is dance theatre inspired by the eponymous edifice on Manhattan’s west side... it captures the setting, but only hints at the soul.  Continue Reading

  14. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk, Friday 8 November 2013Performance 6 - 10 November 2013

    Esther Garabali’s movement should probably get her reclassified as more liquid than solid, while Melina Brufman steps as precisely and fastidiously as a cat in snow – but at the pace of sub-machine-gun fire.  

  15. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 8 November 2013Performance 6 - 10 November 2013

    Thanks to a splendid and almost never intrusive contribution from video and set designer Eugenio Szwarcer, cardboard cut-outs come alive, one couple is transformed into a vast kaleidoscope, another multiplied into a bubbling crowd of performers.  

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