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  1. Peter Schauffus in Divas at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 1 July 2008Performance to 5 July 08

    ‘Divas, the glitzy show now running at London’s Apollo Theatre, is the second production that the Peter Schaufuss Ballet, from Denmark, has brought to the West End, following last year’s visit with Satisfaction (to Rolling Stones songs).’ 

  2. Peter Schauffus in Divas at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 1 July 2008Performance to 5 July 08

    ‘The pitfalls of celebrity are many and various, but there can be none worse than to be the subject of a Peter Schaufuss ballet.’ 

  3. Feature: Big Dance 2008

    Monday 30 June 2008

    It’s countdown to Big Dance week – which officially starts this Saturday (5 July). *All over London there will be hundreds of chances to see dance performances in some unusual locations as well as … Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Big Dance Photography Competition

    Monday 30 June 2008 by temp user

    As part of Big Dance, the Mayors Office ran a photo competition aimed at budding young photographers. Below you can see all of the entries, and you will be able to see a selection of these printed and displayed … Continue Reading

  5. Peter Schauffus in Divas at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 27 June 2008Performance to 5 July 08

    ‘The thing that really keeps you awake long into the night is knowing that people who haven’t seen ballet or show dancing, or who haven’t seen much, will think this is what it’s like.’ 

  6. Peter Schauffus in Divas at Apollo Theatre

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 27 June 2008Performance to 5 July 08

    ‘So far, so clichéd – yet this is merely an amuse-bouche. Once Dietrich (Zara Deakin) has slunk about stylishly but pointlessly, on storms a mini-army of “soldiers”, male and female. They goose-step. They all have toothbrush moustaches. The men f… 

  7. Glastonbury Festival

    News: Glastonbury Dance Club

    Monday 23 June 2008

    If you’re going to Glastonbury this weekend look out for Sadler’s Wells in the *El Rhythmo Salsa Club and World Dance Tent.* _Throughout the day from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June 2008, _Sadler’s… Continue Reading

  8. News: The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Monday 23 June 2008

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne and designer Lez Brotherston talk about the process of bringing Oscar Wilde’s dark tale up to date and on to stage. Read more in the Guardian, 12 June 08 Continue Reading

  9. Bock and Vincenzi in The Infinite Pleasures of the Great Unknown at Toynbee Studios, E1

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 20 & 21 Jun 08

    ‘Sometimes the promise of a show is much more interesting than its realisation; and sometimes a show is so bad that you wonder what went wrong on the path to realisation.’ 

  10. Richard Alston Dance Company in At home at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 & 14 Jun 08

    ‘Darren Ellis’s first work for the Richard Alston Dance Company, No More Ghosts, is frustrating. It’s full of phosphorescent moments, but these are smothered by the piece’s old-style tanztheater packaging.’ 

  11. Richard Alston Dance Company in At home at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 & 14 Jun 08

    ‘The Place is the Richard Alston Dance Company’s home theatre. It’s one of the best venues in which to see them, combining intimacy and live music. Up close, the audience can see the precision and the boldness of these dancers.’  

  12. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin - education project at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 - 22 Jun 08

    ‘As one of the rehearsal directors remarked: “Projects like this are gold dust.”’ (scroll down to end of review) 

  13. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 - 22 Jun 08

    ‘Although there is much fun, and Deane’s talents as an enthusiastic showman are well known, the evening feels rather a bumpy ride – an awkward mix of styles, with the sense of interruption for guest star spots.’ 

  14. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 - 22 Jun 08

    ‘It’s all the purest fromage, of course, and not a little camp, but if that’s your thing, go.’ 

  15. English National Ballet in Strictly Gershwin at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 June 2008Performance 13 - 22 Jun 08

    ‘The result is a high-gloss mishmash of tap, ballroom, ballet and cabaret that doesn’t always cohere, but keeps up such a dazzling showgirl smile that it feels churlish not to respond in kind.’ 

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