June 2014

  1. English National Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 June 2014Performance 11 - 22 June 2014

    This is classical ballet as hugely entertaining spectacle, yet the arena format is one that is hugely problematic for the form. And clever as Deane is at marshalling large groups of dancers, he fails badly on the small, intimate moments that are key to telling this parti… 

  2. English National Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 13 June 2014Performance 11 - 22 June 2014

    Deane’s unaffected choreography doesn’t soar in quite the same way as Kenneth MacMillan’s more famous Royal Ballet version, but it is attractive throughout and in certain respects – the scenes between Juliet and her family, for example, or Tybalt’s death – ac… 

  3. English National Ballet - Carlos Acosta & Tamara Rojo in 'Romeo & Juliet', Royal Albert Hall, dress rehearsal, 10 June, 2104.  Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

    English National Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Albert Hall

    Graham Watts, Thursday 12 June 2014 — Performance: 11 - 22 June 2014 1 Comment

    That Rojo is able to command this huge arena so completely is partly attributable to Acosta’s generosity: his Romeo is charmingly understated in a one-sided match that works so well... Continue Reading

  4. Big Dance 2010. Photo: Lara Platman

    Rafael Bonachela - Big Dance 2014 choreographer for Trafalgar Square

    Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Carmel Smith

    There's still time to join a dance which will be taking part simultaneously in London, Glasgow and Sydney... Continue Reading

  5. Tamara Rojo - Desert Island Discs

    Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Catch up with Tamara Rojo's interview on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young... Continue Reading

  6. Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg - The Roof - Doon Street Car Park, LIFT

    Press Review 2Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard, Wednesday 11 June 2014Performance 22 May - 28 June 2014

    The piece is allegedly inspired by parkour, that thrilling discipline of free-running in urban spaces, but the parkour elements are weak to the point of negligible. The sole saving grace is Dave Price’s soundscape: we hear crunching gravel behind us and instinctively t… 

  7. Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg - The Roof - Doon Street Car Park, LIFT

    Press Review 3Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, Wednesday 11 June 2014Performance 22 May - 28 June 2014

    There is allegorical meat amid the running and fighting, although to deliver on its potential, the show would need to delve much more deeply and reveal something fresh. It’s pretty opaque in places and it’s not clear whether passages of mystical waffle are ironic ref… 

  8. Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg - The Roof - Doon Street Car Park, LIFT

    Press Review 2Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Wednesday 11 June 2014Performance 22 May - 28 June 2014

    The audience stand in the middle of a specially constructed arena. An obstacle course of Toytown-style roofs, chimneys, platforms and performance spaces forms a track around which the hero must run and jump for his life… It should be thrilling but it’s oddly … 

  9. Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg - The Roof - Doon Street Car Park, LIFT

    Press Review 3Paul Taylor, Independent, Wednesday 11 June 2014Performance 22 May - 28 June 2014

    A jump-suited avatar and his foes leap across chasms in the circular makeshift roofscape and flips and tumbles as he fights his foes and progresses up the levels, wins rewards… 

  10. Royal Ballet - Connectome / The Dream / The Concert - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 11 June 2014Performance 31 May - 13 June 2014

    The curtain rises on a forest of Perspex rods shadowed to give the appearance of genome sequence data, and in between these we glimpse Natalia Osipova darting around in skimpy white. Any opportunity to see Osipova at work is fascinating, but despite its neuroscientific d… 

  11. Wendy Houstoun 'Pact with Pointlessness' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Wendy Houstoun - Pact With Pointlessness

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 11 June 2014 — Performance: 5 & 6 June 2014

    In a world of abstract, plotless works that engage with themes drawn from mathematics & natural sciences, Houstoun is one of the few artists willing to give voice to passionately-held personal & political… Continue Reading

  12. Charleroi Danses 'Kiss & Cry'

    Win a pair of tickets to see 'Kiss & Cry' at Barbican Theatre

    Tuesday 10 June 2014

    Belgian company Charleroi Danses' production is a stunning blend of live cinematography, digital technology and dance... Continue Reading

  13. Wendy Houstoun - Pact With Pointlessness

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 9 June 2014Performance 5 & 6 June 2014

    …a bit weird, a bit witty and a bit wise. 

  14. ADAD Trailblazer Idrissa Camara, with Oumar Alamamy. Photo: Carole Edrich

    ADAD Trailblazers - Exposure - The Place

    Carole Edrich, Monday 9 June 2014 — Performance: 31 May 2014

    The ADAD Trailblazers showcase gave an exciting snapshot view of a selection of radically different dance art forms in new work by Idrissa Camara, Cleo Lake, Cindy Claes & Denise Rowe... Continue Reading

  15. Russell Maliphant - Still Current - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Financial Times, Sunday 8 June 2014Performance 5 - 7 June 2014

    Dickson Mbi’s hip-hop background gives him the physical control that Maliphant’s work demands and he coped brilliantly with the long, lead-booted back bends of the opening solo. There are no lifts, no holds in his duet with Carys Staton – indeed they barely touch … 

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