October 2015

  1. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl / Connectome - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 9 October 2015Performance 6 - 24 October 2015

    In McGregor’s revised version, even more has been made of the Girl’s conflicted nature. As she matures, she’s visited by visions of birds – dark, glittering creatures who try to draw her back into their world. More, too, is made of the Postman, not only as the Gi… 

  2. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl / Connectome - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 9 October 2015Performance 6 - 24 October 2015

    Slightly softening his usual skeleton-stretching style, McGregor strives hard to give each lead character a distinctive physical vocabulary, and coaxes particularly fine performances from newly appointed MBE Ed Watson (nervy, angular, staccato as the Postman) and Sarah L… 

  3. Royal Ballet 'Connectome' - Lauren Cuthbertson ©ROH, 2015. Photo: Bill Cooper.

    Royal Ballet - Raven Girl / Connectome - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 7 October 2015 — Performance: 6 - 24 October 2015

    The two pieces work together rather better than either did at their premieres where they sat incongruously alongside mid-20th century classics. Here their freshness and modernity absorbs much more of the limelight... Continue Reading

  4. Caroline Bowditch in 'Falling in Love with Frida'. Photo: Anthony Hopwood

    Caroline Bowditch – Falling in Love With Frida - Lilian Baylis Studio Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Wednesday 7 October 2015 — Performance: 5 & 6 October 2015

    It’s not often that you see a performance which fundamentally alters your view of the world. Both a delight and a revelation, Caroline Bowditch's show is such an event.  Continue Reading

  5. Photo courtesy London Mayor's Office

    Dancing More; Living More conference at City Hall

    Tuesday 6 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    Dance and health experts came together at a special Mayor's Office organised event to look at the benefits of dance in improving health and well-being and its potential to reduce health inequalities... Continue Reading

  6. Company Wang Ramirez - Borderline - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 6 October 2015Performance 2 & 3 October 2015

    The dream-like Borderline takes place on a hushed, low-lit stage against soporific beats. In fact, they’ve turned down the volume so far, flattening the climaxes, that you could almost not notice what incredible dancers they are. 

  7. Caroline Thomson, photo courtesy of English National Ballet.

    Caroline Thomson to step down as Executive Director of English National Ballet

    Tuesday 6 October 2015 by Clare Evans

    After three years with the company, Caroline Thomson will step down from the head role. The search for the ENB's new Executive Director will begin this week. Continue Reading

  8. Company Wang Ramirez - 'Borderline'. Photo: Agathe Poupeney

    Company Wang Ramirez - Borderline - Sadler's Wells

    Samantha Whitaker, Monday 5 October 2015 — Performance: 2 & 3 October 2015

    The biggest surprise is the rigging system. Having worked in film studios, Ramirez was inspired by the methods used for rigging cameras and thought, ‘what if we use our bodies with rigging?’  Continue Reading

  9. Strictly Come Dancing judges: Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli. Photo: BBC/Guy Levy

    Strictly with Vikki

    Friday 2 October 2015 by Vikki Jane Vile

    The Strictly judges are back - and so is our ever so slightly obsessed correspondent Vikki Jane Vile... Continue Reading

  10. Dane Hurst. Photo: Kristyna Kashvili

    Dane Hurst - dancing at Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Friday 2 October 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The Rambert dancer and choreographer presents a unique evening of life drawing and performance later this month - and he's also planning a new dance space for his South African home town... Continue Reading

  11. Shaolin Monks

    Shaolin Monks — SHAOLIN - The Peacock

    Graham Watts, Friday 2 October 2015 — Performance: 29 Sep - 17 Oct 2015

    Performance reviewed: 30 September 2015 I’m mighty glad that the Buddhist monks of the Shaolin Temple are such peace-loving, humble people. If this were not the case, I really wouldn’t want to get on the wr… Continue Reading

  12. Martha Clarke and Signature Theatre - Chéri - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 2 October 2015Performance 29 September - 4 October 2015

    Ferri’s dance technique is preternaturally youthful still, but she can morph from skittish ardour to haggard-looking defeat in a convincing second. 

  13. Martha Clarke and Signature Theatre - Chéri - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 2 October 2015Performance 29 September - 4 October 2015

    If the Royal Ballet, upstairs in the main house, can find this sort of charge or tragedy at any point in their current run of MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, they will be doing well. 

  14. Martha Clarke’s 'Chéri', Signature Theatre, 2013. Photo: Joan Marcus

    Martha Clarke and Signature Theatre - Chéri - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Graham Watts, Thursday 1 October 2015 — Performance: 29 September - 4 October 2015

    This is one of my best experiences of dance theatre, seamlessly merging spoken text with choreography, with that most essential ingredient of brevity. This is a production that succeeds by doing just enough and no more. Continue Reading

  15. Lea Anderson's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' Photo: Janire Najera

    Lea Anderson - on music, dance, design & making new work

    Thursday 1 October 2015

    The choreographer/creator of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs is preparing to open a new show - 'Ladies and Gentlemen' at The Place this week... Continue Reading

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