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  1. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘It [Los Picadores] was a particular let-down after the strong, varied programme that had preceded it. The evening launched with a blistering performance of a blistering piece, Henri Oguike’s Signal, in which the dancers let the vigorous Japanese taiko drums … 

  2. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘it is hugely, unremittingly energetic and relentlessly loud.’ 

  3. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘Galvanised by the live music of the son band Turquino, the 14 members of Guerra’s Ballet Rakatan dance like luscious demons. You expect nothing less from an entertainment originating in Cuba, but it does mean that there are few, if any, surprises. ‘  

  4. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘ Things go from hot to hotter in the second half, thanks partly to the dazzling trumpet playing of the aptly named Luis Danger, and the singing of Geydi Chapman, whose figure vies for magnificence with her voice. “Guantanamera” gets a spot to itself, n… 

  5. Feature: Northern Ballet Theatre - up for a fight

    Thursday 31 May 2007

    *For Northern Ballet Theatre’s production of The Three Musketeers, Artistic Director David Nixon wanted real, convincing swashbuckling – not the 95% dance to 5% fight usually found in ballet –… Continue Reading

  6. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 30 May 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘Nilda Guerra’s upbeat Havana Rakatan … works hard to earn its audience, with an abundance of captivating costumes, a brilliant band, a versatile troupe of dancers and plenty of shameless playing to the gallery.’  

  7. Review: Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 30 May 2007— Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    25 May I’ve never witnessed a performance where members of the audience have had such scant regard for normal theatrical conventions. It was as if we were seated in a bar in downtown Old Havana rather than… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Festival Hall

    News: The Southbank Centre celebrates...

    Wednesday 30 May 2007

    After two years of redevelopment and restoration, The Royal Festival Hall will have a grand reopening weekend of non stop performances – with plenty of opportunities to take part – from 8 to 10 June.… Continue Reading

  9. Review: Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Nasser Abbou, Tuesday 29 May 2007— Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    What a feast of rhythm, color , dance and live music. From start to finish the energy of the show is amazing. The first part took us in a journey through Cuba’s cultural influences (flamenco, dances and so… Continue Reading

  10. Havana Rakatan. Photo: Sven Creutzmann

    News: Havana Rakatan

    Tuesday 29 May 2007

    Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra brings her latest show to London She describes what to expect from this upbeat production, “This production expresses the roots of Cuban culture,…from the folk dances… Continue Reading

  11. Review: Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Isabel Barbosa, Tuesday 29 May 2007— Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    If you wish a great night out with great music, colour and wonderful dance you MUST go and see Havana Rakatan.The show is very entretaining from the beginning. At the end you have the feeling of: “I want s… Continue Reading

  12. Review: Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Graziela Baia, Tuesday 29 May 2007— Performance: 23 May - 23 June 07

    Starting with African rhythms and then going through all sorts of latin ballroom: mambo, cha cha cha, guajiro, rumba, etc and ending with a mind blowing salsa!! ! Really beautiful story-line and movements. Also,… Continue Reading

  13. Review: Mark Bruce in Sea of Bones at The Place

    Lindsey Clarke, Friday 25 May 2007— Performance: 18 & 19 May 07

    Friday 18 May Sea of Bones is mired in primeval blue goo and clouded with dry ice. There’s no mistaking that this is a dream world where time, sense and reality warp and love and horror are present in equa… Continue Reading

  14. Rambert Dance Company in Pond Way/Gran Partita/Anatomica #3 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 25 May 2007Performance 22 - 26 May 07

    ‘The evening opens with the serenities and clear lines of Merce Cunningham’s Pond Way. In this galère it also serves as a reproach.’ 

  15. Rambert Dance Company in Pond Way/Gran Partita/Anatomica #3 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 25 May 2007Performance 22 - 26 May 07

    ‘Their director, Mark Baldwin, seemed so anxious to show their range, to cater for every possible segment of the contemporary dance audience, that the meal they served was indigestible and unappealing.’ 

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