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  1. Review: Touch Wood at The Place

    Lindsey Clarke, Wednesday 12 September 2007— Performance: 11 Sep - 6 Oct 07

    11 September 2007 Ajose Cutting Dance, BASE; Colin Poole, Joyride; Jim-Yeob Cha, Untitled duet; Zoi Dimitriou, Dromoi; Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Prologue Touch Wood is being publicised as a showcase of n… Continue Reading

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    News: Red Death in Battersea

    Wednesday 12 September 2007

    Choreographer Maxine Doyle and Director Felix Barratt, co-creators of Punchdrunk, the company behind Faust the theatrical hit of last year, are transforming Battersea Arts Centre into a Parisian setting for thei… Continue Reading

  3. English National Ballet in Angelina Ballerina at Wimbledon Theatre & touring

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 12 September 2007Performance Sep 07

    ‘Ironically, the show (performed to taped Tchaikovsky) is at its best when it sticks closest to The Sleeping Beauty, but it is also then that the absence of anything like choreography is most sharply felt. A preening mouse getting sparkly presents from four admirer… 

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    News: Vauxhall Tribes 2007

    Monday 10 September 2007

    The Final heat of Vauxhall Tribes 2007 took place this weekend at Hearn Street Car Park, London this weekend (8 Sep 07) in front of an audience of around 400. The competition, set up by Vauxhall Motors to find t… Continue Reading

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    News: “Visions & dreams take time”

    Monday 10 September 2007

    Christopher Wheeldon’s new transatlantic company makes its debut at Sadler’s Wells next week. And this is just the start… In an interview with Debra Craine he is keen to point out that this is … Continue Reading

  6. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 10 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Try as I might to spot a pasted-on smile in “Rocka My Soul”, there wasn’t one. Instead: vibrant commitment and roof-lifting energy.’ 

  7. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Dance is a physical medium, and the Ailey dancers are gifted with spectacular physicality, but to present them in a context quite so void of cerebral content is, to say the least, unhelpful.’ 

  8. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 7 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Founded by Ailey in New York in 1959 to interpret and convey the black American experience, and working in an unmistakably US idiom that combines ballet, Broadway and contemporary dance, it has (as ever) stupendously talented and glamorous dancers – but, at … 

  9. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 7 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a must-see company – you will never see so much verve, gusto and joyous energy on one stage.’ 

  10. Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Prgramme 2: Jazz at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Graham Watts, Friday 7 September 2007— Performance: 4 - 15 Sep 07

    Perf: 5 Sep 07 I prefer ‘the Ailey’ as a shorthand title to the more formal acronym that is used throughout the programme – AAADT – which sounds more like an agricultural pesticide. The a… Continue Reading

  11. Interview: Tanja Liedtke Q&A

    Thursday 6 September 2007

    Tanja died tragically in a road accident in Sydney on 17 August 2007. Read more She gave us this interview earlier this year. We’re leaving it online in tribute. Southbank Centre presents the world premi… Continue Reading

  12. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 6 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘These dancers have a likeable energy and brightness, an immediate connection with their audience. The taped music means some lost spontaneity, but there’s still a friendliness to this performance.’  

  13. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 6 September 2007Performance 4 - 15 Sep 07

    ‘There is nothing retro about The River (1970), Ailey at his best, a piece ambitiously structured and wonderfully dynamic.’  

  14. Feature: Tango Fever, Finnish Style

    Wednesday 5 September 2007

    *The Waldorf Hotel has reinstated its Tango Tea dances, classes across the UK are in demand and the stage show Tango Fire opens at the Peacock Theatre on 8 September. We seem to be in the midst of a tango resurg… Continue Reading

  15. Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Programme I: ‘Homage to Alvin Ailey ’ at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 5 September 2007— Performance: 4 - 15 Sep 07

    Performance: 4 Sep 07 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened their run of 13 performances last night at Sadler’s Wells. The sell out performance attracted many of the dance world, along with first time … Continue Reading

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