News

  1. Review: The Bolshoi Ballet in Class Concert/ Elsinore/ In the Upper Room at The London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 14 August 2007— Performance: 13 & 14 Aug 07

    13 August 2007 Many people suppose that ballets have to come in three-act packages attached to a fairy tale and so it’s usually difficult to sell a mixed bill of modern work. So it isn’t surprising t… Continue Reading

  2. The Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, , Monday 13 August 2007Performance 10 Aug 07

    ‘…if their combined virtuosity is off any scale I know, almost as delirious is the effect that Osipova and Vasiliev have on the rest of the company.’  

  3. Review: Trafalgar Square Festival: Inspired by India at Trafalgar Square

    Libby Costello, Monday 13 August 2007— Performance: 12 August 2007

    The second week of the Trafalgar Square Festival, Inspired by India, attracted a vast array of viewers who were not damped by the weather. The festival hosted some of the most influential choreographers in South… Continue Reading

  4. Review: Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Sunday 12 August 2007— Performance: 7 - 12 Aug 07

    Performance: 9 August 2007 Paco Pena’s new show, A Compás! To the Rhythm, proved that a stage can portray a thousand emotions. From the 7 to the 12 August Sadler’s Wells was transformed from a vast … Continue Reading

  5. Review: Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Saturday 11 August 2007— Performance: 10 Aug 07

    Of all the great ballet classics it is __*Don Quixote* that Muscovites hold most dear. Partly because it had the unusual distinction of beginning in Moscow and not St Petersburg; partly because it’s joie d… Continue Reading

  6. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Katie Columbus, The Stage, Friday 10 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘Who would have thought a dancer would make a better gladiator than Russell Crowe? But of course, if anyone in the ballet world can do it, Carlos Acosta can. Playing the role of Spartacus, Thracian leader of the Gladiators and attempted usurper of the Roman army, h… 

  7. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Flanders, Guardian, Friday 10 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘…The Bolshoi has staged what it hopes is the nearest possible recreation of the 1899 version of the ballet extravaganza Le Corsaire. And seeing it, it is immediately clear that this is precisely what nineteenth-century audiences were seeing – and lovin… 

  8. The Bolshoi Ballet in Don Quixote at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 10 August 2007Performance 9-11 August 07

    ‘…The pair (Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev) are the hotly tipped Bolshoi stars of this year’s visit, and while they lack the finesse and maturity of some of the company’s principal dancers, the two soloists have a youthful exuberance that is… 

  9. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Thursday 9 August 2007Performance 7 - 12 Aug 07

    ‘Is there anything more alien to the British way of life than flamenco? The overt sexuality, the earnest expressions, the self-congratulatory hand-clapping, not to mention the almighty foot-stomping – it’s just not cricket, is it? And yet, perhaps for t… 

  10. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 9 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    …‘Returned to London on Monday night, Spartacus seemed more convincing than it has for years. This is in no small part because of Carlos Acosta, a guest who brings to the slave-leader a physical power and emotional veracity that recall those great first inter… 

  11. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 9 August 2007Performance 7 - 12 Aug 07

    ‘Peña’s guitar playing is so sweet and subtle, so accomplished and true, it somehow sounds like we feel. Part of the reason is simply that Peña is so accomplished, and part is his low-key stage presence. Not for him the flamboyant style of some flamenco … 

  12. Dreaming-Now
Akademi
Trafalgar Square Festival
3 - 5 August 07
Photo: Hayley Madden

    News: Trafalgar Square Festival

    Thursday 9 August 2007

    This year’s Trafalgar Square Festival takes inspiration from the Mayor of London’s India Now season, with three weeks of breathtaking outdoor dance, theatre and spectacle, designed to illustrate the … Continue Reading

  13. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 8 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘Cuban Carlos Acosta has spent a month rehearsing with the company to take on this role, an epic test of stamina in so many ways. He has performed in Moscow; now he brings his interpretation to London. And he triumphs…’ ‘Acosta’s unique skil… 

  14. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 8 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘Since the ballet was created in 1968 no western dancer had ever performed it with the company. So it is a sign of changing cultural politics that Carlos Acosta was not only recently granted the honour, but that when he made his debut in the role in Moscow he re… 

  15. Review: Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Sadler's Wells

    Shadi Khoroushi, Wednesday 8 August 2007— Performance: 7 - 12 Aug 07

    Recognising Paco Peña‘s silhouette, clasping his guitar close to his chest as the artists walked on to the darkened stage at Sadler’s Wells, felt so reassuring, almost like a security blanket. You k… Continue Reading

12...448449450451452...585586

Join us

Sign up for email updates from dance venues & companies, special offers, updates on new site features & to access our noticeboard, jobs & auditions.

Follow us

Keep in touch with us online