April 2013

  1. Tom Dale

    Tom Dale

    Wednesday 17 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Tom Dale and his company bring their digital dance production, 'Refugees of the Septic Heart' to Laban Theatre this week... Continue Reading

  2. Matthew Bourne's 'Sleeping Beauty'
Photo: Simon Annand

    Record breaking Sleeping Beauty

    Wednesday 17 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Matthew Bourne's take on the classic ballet is back in London next week (at New Wimbledon Theatre). 97,000 people saw the show during its Christmas run at Sadler's Wells... Continue Reading

  3. Honey Kalaria leads the Bollywood big dance session. Part of Alchemy, Southbank Centre 13 April 2013. Photo: Lise Smith

    Alchemy Bollywood Big Dance

    Tuesday 16 April 2013

    Over 200 people hit the floor of the Clore Ballroom on Saturday to learn a special group dance number for the Bollywood Big Dance as part of Southbank Centre’s Alchemy festival. Led by British dance artist… Continue Reading

  4. Gauri Sharma Tripathi

    Gauri Sharma Tripathi and guests – Classical Departures - Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

    Lise Smith, Monday 15 April 2013 — Performance: 12 April 2013

    It’s interesting to see how "older" performers can so consummately own a stage, with performance that relies on the commanding presence of the artist rather than youthful athleticism. Continue Reading

  5. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - 'The Rite of Spring' - Olwen Fouéré.  Photo: John Ross

    Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Donald Hutera, Monday 15 April 2013 — Performance: 11 - 13 April 2013

    There are things to admire in both pieces, and no loss of face on Keegan-Dolan’s part. Why, then, did I leave the theatre feeling artistically underfed and underwhelmed?  Continue Reading

  6. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 15 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    Keegan-Dolan and his dancers create a distinctive world, with its falls of late snow and deadpan rituals. It’s still a stretch to fill Stravinsky’s music, or to match the violence of this astonishing score.  

  7. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 15 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    You could be swamped by the power of Stravinsky’s music (never mind the myth that surrounds it) but Keegan-Dolan’s dance has the earthy clout and rhythmic nous to make it work.  

  8. Royal Ballet - La Bayadère - Royal Opera House

    Press Review , , Sunday 14 April 2013Performance 9 April - 22 May 2013

    Despite only managing a single rehearsal with Federico Bonelli, who was to have partnered Cojocaru, [Roberta ]Marquez delivered a performance of quiet excellence as the temple dancer Nikiya.  

  9. Peter Schaufuss Ballet - Midnight Express - London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 14 April 2013Performance 9 - 14 April 2013

    …there’s an excellent choreographic set piece, a dining-hall riot set to banging mugs, which briefly shows us what this ballet could be, had greater creative rigour been imposed on it. 

  10. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 14 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    But the redemptive twist of this Rite – a benign feminising of the world – fully makes sense only in relation to the Petrushka that follows. Dolan’s gambit is to make two ballets seem like complementary halves of a single idea.  

  11. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 14 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    a brilliant response to Stravinsky’s dramatic programme. The effects, even now with changes in the number of participants and a smaller stage, remain compelling: the dance lives in its score with entire inevitability  

  12. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Saturday 13 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    A technical hitch on the first night brought Keegan-Dolan rushing onto the stage like a conjuror; a rare moment of excitement in a work of empty grace. Disappointing.  

  13. Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring/Petrushka - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Saturday 13 April 2013Performance 11 - 13 April 2013

    The theme of regeneration is, however, carried forward in Keegan-Dolan’s Petrushka, which in the choreographer’s imagination continues the journey from the Earth towards the light.  

  14. Ivan Putrov to dance with English National Ballet

    Friday 12 April 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Ivan Putrov will dance with English National Ballet as a guest artist in Ecstasy and Death – Artistic Director Tamara Rojo’s first programme for the company. He will make his debut in Roland Petit’s … Continue Reading

  15. 2Faced Dance Company 'Out of his Skin'

    Exclusive 'Bring a Friend' Ticket Offer for 2Faced Dance

    Friday 12 April 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    East London Dance are offering londondance.com friends exclusive 'friends' ticket deal to watch 2Faced Dance on 17 April at Stratford Circus. Out of His Skin is high energy, cutting edge dance from the … Continue Reading

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