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  1. Resolution! 2009. Laura Jones, 'A:Version' 10 Jan, The Place. Photo: Emily Groom

    News: New Years Resolution!

    Monday 5 January 2009

    It’s early January, so it must be time for Resolution! at The Place. Starting this Tuesday (6 Jan) the next seven weeks will see 111 companies in 37 performances which make up the 20th season of the annual… Continue Reading

  2. Review: English National Ballet in Manon at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 5 January 2009 — Performance: 2 - 11 Jan 09

    Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is regularly performed all around the world in the repertoire of fourteen major ballet companies. Nonetheless it remains at home in London where the Royal Ballet has now given… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Hofesh Shechter

    Friday 2 January 2009

    _ *Presented in a live gig setting, 17 dancers and 20 musicians come together for The Choreographer’s Cut_ – an intense music and dance experience that pitches In Your Rooms and Uprising against a ma… Continue Reading

  4. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    ‘Tuckett’s choreography is attractive but intermittent; we could do with more of that and less of other business. Of the eight performers, Matthew Hart is, as always, riveting: here, he is the wicked King of the Mountains, slitheringly, lasciviously vile. Val… 

  5. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 15 Dec 08 - 10 Jan 09

    ‘The company is deploying many casts in this revival; I saw two. As Herr Drosselmeyer, the magician-mastermind of the story, Gary Avis is an impressive controller, strong on bonhomie, but Alastair Marriott delves deeper into the melancholy of the man striving to re… 

  6. Ballet Lorent in Angelmoth at Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 18 Dec.08 - 3 Jan.09

    ‘Lorent plays with a variety of movement. Madeline’s coaching leads to a book-balancing dance, the whole cast shimmying along with books on their heads. The Angelmoth hangs on wires, Winifred Burnet-Smith twitching and fluttering like a moth battering itse… 

  7. News: Dance highlights for 2009

    Tuesday 30 December 2008

    Eonaggata, the collaboration between Sylvie Guillem, Russell Maliphant, theatre director Robert Le Page and fashion designer Alexander McQueen is on many of the ‘must see’ lists for the coming year. … Continue Reading

  8. News: A life in the day

    Tuesday 30 December 2008

    - of Edward Watson, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. ‘I’ve probably got a reputation for being a bit unpredictable, a bit over-excited, a bit of a wild card….’ Read more in the Sun… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 30 December 2008Performance 15 Dec 08 - 10 Jan 09

    ‘The score is a miracle of feeling, of theatrical magic: we know the excitements as the Christmas tree grows, feel the chill winds that impel the snowflakes, and understand the nobility of purest classic dancing in the final great duet, if we will but listen, as do… 

  10. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 30 December 2008Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    ‘Tuckett’s choreography is sympathetic and ingenious, giving an impression of overarching space within tight confines, and he is well served by Valentina Golfieri, Charlotte Broom and Christopher Marney as the displaced children.’ 

  11. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 30 December 2008Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    ‘In his works for families, Tuckett mixes speech, movement and inventive stage design. He’s a strong producer, good at transformations and unexpected images. But his choreography is limited: he’s better at using movement to create atmosphere than at sta… 

  12. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 23 December 2008Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    “There is, however, a very good reason for grown-ups to see the show, and it is one I have noted before with several gruesome dance-events. Matthew Hart appears as the villain. Hart is an extraordinary, a brilliant and commanding dance-actor, who brings life, fa… 

  13. News: Olga Lepeshinskaya

    Tuesday 23 December 2008

    A former star of the Bolshoi Ballet has died recently at the age of 92. The Observer, 21 Dec.08 Continue Reading

  14. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 23 December 2008Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    “There is considerable charm in this production. The lead characters are appealing as both dancers and actors, and Matthew Hart is outstanding as the creepily villainous king.”  

  15. News: Looking back at 2008

    Tuesday 23 December 2008

    Find out where Merce Cunninghan, Wayne McGregor and Wayne Eagling come in Mark Monahan’s top ten, plus find out who has proved to be “a 24-carat Manon” in the Telegraph, 18 Dec.08 So who’… Continue Reading

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