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  1. 'Akram Khan'
by Darvish Fakhr, 2008 
oil on canvas 
Commissioned with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation  
© National Portrait Gallery, London

    News: On the wall

    Wednesday 1 October 2008

    Akram Khan is currently appearing alongside dancers Adam Cooper and Anthony Dowell – on the walls of Room 38 in the National Portrait Gallery, which has the theme of Performance. Painted in sepia coloured… Continue Reading

  2. News: Young choreographers: advice from Merce

    Wednesday 1 October 2008

    “Watch people in the street – you can learn so much from the way they move. A person stepping off a kerb, for example, usually ends up using their right foot.” Read more in the Guardian, 30 Sep 08 Continue Reading

  3. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Programme 1 – Crises/Xover/Biped at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 1 October 2008Performance 30 Sep - 4 Oct 08

    ‘Crises from 1960 is shorter and funnier than Biped (1999) and Xover (2007). Its dancers seem sharper and more engaged and that gives the piece a compact humour that’s a pleasure to watch.’  

  4. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Six Fold Illuminate/Commedia/Fools’ Paradise at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 1 October 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘I still find it [Fools’ Paradise] over-long, but it is a serious, fascinating ballet. And Wendy Wheelan inhabits its linear virtues and its eye-holding poses with amazing and flawless artistry.’ 

  5. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Programme two at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 1 October 2008Performance 16 Sep - 4 Oct 08

    ‘Bouquets to him (Raffaele Morra) for a reading that bridges two worlds: that of Giselle as a flower of romanticism too often betrayed by under-cast and under-educated danseuses, and that of brilliant travesty playing.’ 

  6. Review: Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Programme 1 – Crises/Xover/Biped at Barbican

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 1 October 2008 — Performance: 30 Sep - 4 Oct 08

    30 September 2008 Although many mistakenly thought it had opened the night before with De Keersmaeker’s tribute to Steve Reich at Sadler’s Wells, Dance Umbrella, the major London contemporary dance f… Continue Reading

  7. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Lowry, coming to Sadler's Wells in November

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 30 September 2008Performance Sep 08

    ‘That the piece largely alienated this critic from the start has little directly to do with Baldwin himself. Set to Howard Goodall’s specially commissioned modern requiem, its steps often display the sort of unforced musicality that anyone who’s seen (s… 

  8. Rambert Dance Company in Eternal Light mixed bill at Lowry, coming to Sadler's Wells in November

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 30 September 2008Performance Sep 08

    ‘I may not have been especially moved or enlightened by this first sighting of Rambert’s Requiem, but I cannot deny its razzle-dazzle.’  

  9. Olivier Awards

    News: The Olivier Awards need you!

    Tuesday 30 September 2008

    The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) are looking for people with a passion for dance to join the judging panel for the Olivier Awards. Each year ten members of the public join a team of professionals to decide w… Continue Reading

  10. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas, Steve Reich Evening, Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

    Review: Rosas/Ictus in Steve Reich Evening at Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Frater, Tuesday 30 September 2008 — Performance: 29 & 30 Sep 08

    ‘Theatre?goers should let themselves be seduced by her (Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker) visual cashmere, and the ease of her dancers, modern-day goddesses one and all.’  Continue Reading

  11. News: Dance without walls

    Monday 29 September 2008

    In her second year at the helm of Dance Umbrella, Betsy Gregory is enjoying the advantages of being an organization independent of a particular venue. “It’s because we can operate outside walls that … Continue Reading

  12. Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan in In-i at National Theatre

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 29 September 2008Performance in rep to 20 Oct 08

    ‘Binoche’s physical achievement is incredible: Khan is a master mover, but she keeps pace. She matches her steps to his bullish pace, playfully disrupting his determined patterns. .’ 

  13. Emanuel Gat Dance in Silent Ballet/Winter Voyaqe/Through the Centre at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 29 September 2008Performance 19 & 20 Sep 08

    ‘The Israeli-born, French-based choreographer Emanuel Gat displays a distinctive sensibility: liquid assemblages of feathery moves, cut with warped stylings and naturalistic gesture.’ 

  14. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 2: Six Fold Illuminate/Commedia/Fools’ Paradise at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 29 September 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘In its burnished melancholy, the ballet [Fool’s Paradise’] is almost the dance equivalent of Keats.’  

  15. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 1 – Polyphonia/ Monotones II/ Other Dances/ Commedia at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 29 September 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘His ballets don’t deal with dramatic stories or big issues; rather, they take a piece of music and use movement as a point of entry. He is drawn to ambiguity, to moments which give a fleeting impression of narrative but which, on closer inspection, reveal on… 

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