1. News: Hofesh Shechter

    Tuesday 13 January 2009

    This year sees new versions of *In Your Rooms* and Uprising at the Roundhouse (February), new work at Sadler’s Wells in March and as choreographer in residence for Brighton Dome in May. “Everything I… Continue Reading

  2. News: Tutus - past, present and future

    Tuesday 13 January 2009

    Judith Mackrell looks at how the tutu has evolved alongside ballet. Read more in the Guardian, 8 Jan 09 Continue Reading

  3. Cirque Du Soleil in Quidam at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 12 January 2009Performance to 8 Feb 09

    ‘The evening was a reminder that circus, at its virtuoso best, seeks to persuade us that human beings might, by an effort of will, turn out to be some other beast entirely: winged, infinitely supple, mythical.’ 

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    News: Billy Elliot on broadway

    Monday 12 January 2009

    Writer Lee Hall tells how the hit show has found a new resonance in New York as a ‘hard times musical’. Read more in the Financial Times, 10 Jan 09 ‘Billy Elliot’s story of hard times, re… Continue Reading

  5. Cirque Du Soleil in Quidam at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Peter Aspden, Financial Times, Monday 12 January 2009Performance to 8 Feb 09

    ‘Admirably as its flying, bending protagonists perform, there is something a little creepy about Cirque’s transparent attempts to marry the vernacular skills of the street performer with high art.’ 

  6. Cirque Du Soleil in Quidam at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 January 2009Performance to 8 Feb 09

    ‘It happens every year and it’s happened again. I start by thinking Cirque du Soleil is too slick, too expensive, just too too much. And I end up in thrall to sheer physical endeavour.’ 

  7. English National Ballet in Manon at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 12 January 2009Performance 2 - 11 Jan 09

    ‘We’re so used to the Royal Ballet having sole British ownership of MacMillan’s Manon that it takes some adjusting to English National Ballet’s recently acquired staging.’  

  8. Collectif Petit Travers in Le Parti Pris Des Choses at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 12 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘There are a few French mysticisms, too many(dripping taps, bed-sit styling), but these aside this is a fine show.’ Part of London International Mime Festival 

  9. Resolution! at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 January 2009Performance 7 Jan - 21 Feb 09

    ‘Resolution! 2009 launched this week, and by 21 February will have presented more than 100 new works. It’s a friendly, supportive affair…’ 

  10. Resolution! at The Place

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 12 January 2009Performance 7 Jan - 21 Feb 09

    *** ‘Resolution! has always been a creative gamble. Never knowing what hand you might draw is part of its kick.’ 

  11. News: Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

    Tuesday 6 January 2009

    This year marks the centenary of the first performances by the Ballet Russes in Paris. Clement Crisp explains why it was such a landmark in dance history. Read more in the Financial Times, 5 Jan 09 Continue Reading

  12. News: Michael Flatley

    Tuesday 6 January 2009

    the creator of Riverdance had been ill for three years, struck down by a mystery virus. He’s now dancing again and attributes his recovery to sessions with a ‘bio-energy’ healer. Read more in t… Continue Reading

  13. News: Agnes Oaks

    Tuesday 6 January 2009

    “It’s better to be remembered at your best, which is why I plan to retire this summer.” Read an interview in the Guardian, 6 Jan 08 Continue Reading

  14. News: The endangered Morris

    Tuesday 6 January 2009

    Morris Dancers are so concerned about their lack of youth appeal that they are warning that the traditional country dance form could die out within a few years… The Morris Ring, which represents 200 troupe… Continue Reading

  15. The Snowman at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 6 January 2009Performance 6 Dec 08 - 11 Jan 09

    ‘North’s dance routines possess a jolly, cuddly-toy version of showbiz panache. Ruari Murchison’s pretty, curving designs exude a cosy charm, a feeling enhanced by the live playing of Blake’s light, melodic score.’  


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