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  1. Review: Falling Wide in Outsider Dancing at Toynbee Studios

    Lindsey Clarke, Thursday 19 July 2007— Performance: 13 July 07

    Outsider Dancing bills itself as a performance event bringing dance from “the edges and margins of UK dance” and putting it centre stage. Its performers are described as maverick and the various prog… Continue Reading

  2. International Workshop Festival 2007
Photo: Sarah Ainslie

    News: International Workshop Festival 07

    Wednesday 18 July 2007

    Fancy a spot of pole dancing ‘in character, costume and heels’, or need to brush up your Renaissance dance skills? Perhaps your fan work could use some development, not to mention your erotique baroq… Continue Reading

  3. Review: Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Mariko Harano, Wednesday 18 July 2007— Performance: 14 & 15 Jul 07

    Masterminded by Ballet Boyz Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the evening is a celebratory occasion – one of the inaugural performances at the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall. Entitled Ballet for the… Continue Reading

  4. Feature: Recommended by... Oxana Panchenko

    Wednesday 18 July 2007

    *Ukranian dancer Oxana Panchenko danced with English National Ballet, Munich Ballet, and City Ballet of London among others, before joining George Piper Dances in 2001.* *To celebrate the reopening of the Roy… Continue Reading

  5. Review: Sweetshop Revolution in Dulce et Decorum at The Place

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 17 July 2007— Performance: 17 July 07

    From title to bow this work is befitting of Wilfred Owen’s infamous World War One poem Dulce et Decorum Est. Sweetshop Revolution’s piece Dulce et Decorum directed by Sally Marie has all the wit of a… Continue Reading

  6. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘This is dance as a means of telling a good yarn – so edge-of-your-seat good, so well furnished with subplots and psychological undertow that you have to pinch yourself to realise it’s done without words.’ 

  7. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘…the gala organised by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt to celebrate the reopening of Festival Hall, was cleverly presented to showcase British dance and show off the venue’s highly impressive new dance stage.’  

  8. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 17 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘…. a tango choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood for the Boyz was a revelation. A mix of deadpan hilarity, showmanship and intimacy, it set the seal on what felt like an unusually genuine event.’  

  9. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 16 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘The slogan “Ballet for the People” could aptly have marched across a banner fluttering over the new Festival Hall in 1951. Those words now, stuck on to the reopening dance gala after the loving refurbishment of this beautiful building, carry a falsely… 

  10. Review: New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 16 July 2007— Performance: 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    15 Jul performance Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, currently company in residence at Sadler’s Wells revived The Car Man, a rework of Bizet’s opera, Carman. This revival of the production premi… Continue Reading

  11. Review: Falling Wide in Outsider Dancing at Toynbee Studios

    Libby Costello, Saturday 14 July 2007— Performance: 13 July 2007

    A portable TV shows footage of waves lapping the shore whilst a dancer slowly crawls, cat-like, backwards across the stage. Bland components of a postmodern work were the first images of Outsider Dancing. The pr… Continue Reading

  12. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘Part film noir and part Grand-Guignol horror – with a dollop of Carry On-style humour – The Car Man reveals a wealth of references (both filmic and balletic) as it tries to play both sides of the comedy-tragedy divide.’  

  13. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘At its best, Bourne’s choreography drives the story at full throttle through jiving, vernacular ensembles and into climactic moments of shockingly graphic violence.’  

  14. New Adventures in The Car Man at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 13 July 2007Performance 10 Jul - 5 Aug 07

    ‘…the entire troupe shines. Designer Lez Brotherston and lighting director Chris Davey’s recreation of the diner is loving and detailed, and, much like Bourne’s choreography, the set can turn on a sixpence: one second, we’re in a sleezy, neo… 

  15. Acrobat in Smaller, poorer, cheaper at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Wednesday 11 July 2007Performance 6-14 Jul 07

    ‘If the show lacks an overall cohesion, it certainly makes up for it with a series of moments that are stunning not only for the extraordinary skills employed; there is an element of autobiography in all these turns, which use the impossible feat as a metaphor f… 

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