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  1. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 26 November 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘In the Royal Ballet’s first performance of the whole work on Friday, it was Emeralds that gleamed most beautifully. Perhaps this is because the set designs work most satisfyingly here. 

  2. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 26 November 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘On Friday night, Jewels entered the Royal Ballet repertory and the machine still generated applause, rapturous and (mostly) deserved. We see three plotless works. Emeralds is set to theatre music by Gabriel Fauré, Rubies is Balanchine’s realisation of St… 

  3. Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 26 November 2007Performance 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    ‘Courtesy of designers Jean-Marc Puissant and Jennifer Tipton, the three plotless ballets that make up Jewels have been given an added theatrical resonance, which suits this company’s performing temperament. Emeralds is styled to look Parisian, lit by Lali… 

  4. Feature: Jane Turner

    Monday 26 November 2007

    *Choreographer Jane Turner’s career has included investigating interactive technologies in an ICA based research project, working with fashion house Hermes, making work inspired by gardening at Chisenhale… Continue Reading

  5. Review: Royal Ballet in Jewels at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Sunday 25 November 2007 — Performance: 23 Nov - 7 Dec 07

    23 November Legend has it that George Balanchine conceived this triple strand of one-act abstract ballets when he saw an arrangement of precious gems in the window of Van Cleef & Arpels on Fifth Avenue, New … Continue Reading

  6. News: The Place Prize 2008 Call for Entries

    Friday 23 November 2007

    The third Place Prize for choreography takes place in September 2008 – and entries are now being accepted. Over £140,000 is awarded in commissioning work by the choreographers selected and in prize money.… Continue Reading

  7. News: Maurice Béjart dies aged 80

    Friday 23 November 2007

    The French choreographer who brought ballet to a wide audience in Europe died this week. Monica Mason, Royal Ballet Director said ‘Maurice Béjart was one of the greatest dance theatre creators of the 20th… Continue Reading

  8. Firsts at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 23 November 2007Performance 21 - 28 Nov 07

    ‘The evening itself, a variety mix of hip hop, circus, dance and opera proved less fun than it promised. Thank goodness for Jonzi D, because his Tag extract was the best of it.’ 

  9. Firsts at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 23 November 2007Performance 21 - 28 Nov 07

    ‘Ooh good, you think, all that new. Only as soon as the programme starts you realise it just isn’t true.’  

  10. h2dance in To Die for at Laban

    Press Review Katie Fish, , Friday 23 November 2007Performance 21 Nov 07

    *To Die For* begins simply – and originally – with a game of ‘Simon says’ between Hanna Gillgren, the choreographer, and her four dancers – Darren Anderson, Laura Doehler, Gareth Green & Nicholas Lawson. As Gillgren instructs the dancer… 

  11. News: Designing Jewels

    Wednesday 21 November 2007

    Jean-Marc Puissant, designer for the Royal Ballet’s programme of Balanchine ballets has an inbuilt advantage: “I know as a former dancer how design can affect every aspect of your performance….… Continue Reading

  12. Jin Xing in The Closest – The Furthest at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 21 November 2007Performance Nov 07

    ‘…a dotty mixture of a show…It’s a near thing, but it works.’ 

  13. Rambert Dance Company in L’eveil, Gran Partita, Swansong, Infinity at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 21 November 2007Performance 13 - 17 Nov 07

    ‘Director Mark Baldwin hasn’t had much luck with new works lately. In this evening at Sadler’s Wells, only the oldest dance had any energy.’ 

  14. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Sum/Some of the Parts at The Place

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 21 November 2007Performance 17 & 18 Nov 07

    ‘The Place is just a short stroll from the new St Pancras International, so it makes sense for the contemporary dance venue to celebrate the station’s historic opening.’  

  15. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Sum/Some of the Parts at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 21 November 2007Performance 17 & 18 Nov 07

    ***’… beneath this surface spontaneity, the choreography is orchestrated into a web of mesmerising complexity – moments of unison that converge from nowhere, duets that zigzag like witty, off-the-cuff conversations.’ 

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