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  1. Xavier Le Roy in Self Unfinished at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 21 January 2009Performance 17 Jan 09

    ‘Xavier Le Roy, a Frenchman based in Berlin, was a microbiologist before becoming a performer. And sure enough, his dispassionate solo, Self Unfinished, originally made in 1998, comes across as a brainy lab experiment.’  

  2. News: UK's first ballet museum

    Tuesday 20 January 2009

    The UK’s first museum devoted to ballet, The White Lodge Museum and Ballet Resource Centre at The Royal Ballet School, Richmond, will open this month. It will be officially opened on 25 February by the Sc… Continue Reading

  3. Nicky Molloy, Head of Dance & Performance at Southbank Centre

    News: New Head of Dance at Southbank Centre

    Tuesday 20 January 2009

    Nicky Molloy has been appointed Head of Dance and Performance at Southbank Centre. She takes up the post immediately, succeeding Julia Carruthers, who left last summer to join the Akram Khan Company as Executive… Continue Reading

  4. Fergus Early OBE

    News: Fergus Early OBE

    Tuesday 20 January 2009

    The founder and Artistic Director of Green Candle Dance, one of the country’s leading exponents of dance in community and education, was awarded an OBE for services to dance in the New Year Honours List. H… Continue Reading

  5. National DAnce Awards logo

    News: National Dance Awards 2008

    Tuesday 20 January 2009

    The winners of the ninth National Dance Awards will be announced next Monday (26 January) at Sadler’s Wells. Organised by the dance section of the Critics’ Circle, which includes around 50 dance writ… Continue Reading

  6. Compagnie 111/Scenes De La Terre in Les Sept Planches De La Ruse at Barbican

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 19 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘Throughout, Les Sept Planches de la Ruse demands an exact sense of space and balance from its performers. It has some brilliant acrobatic flashes, too: a dancer sprinting up a vertical wall, or cartwheeling off a high surface. Sometimes the acrobats are disconc… 

  7. Compagnie 111/Scenes De La Terre in Les Sept Planches De La Ruse at Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 19 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘Translated as The Seven Boards of Skill, this latest work by Aurélien Bory takes its inspiration from the ancient Chinese game of Tangram, in which the players demonstrate their expertise by making seven geometric shapes fit into interlocking patterns’. … 

  8. Compagnie 111/Scenes De La Terre in Les Sept Planches De La Ruse at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 19 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘Aurélien Bory is a French circus director who specialises in ingenious design and kinetic play.’ Part of London International Mime Festival  

  9. Oliver! at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Press Review Kate Bassett, Independent on Sunday, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘…Goold, Mackintosh and choreographer Matthew Bourne don’t leave their audience feeling short changed, with a whirling, rumbustious cast of 80 and expanded sets by Anthony Ward.’ 

  10. Oliver! at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Press Review Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, Monday 19 January 2009Performance to 26 Sep 09

    ‘The choreography, from Matthew Bourne, is witty and vivaciously executed’ 

  11. Oliver! at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Press Review Michael Bilington, Guardian, Monday 19 January 2009Performance to 26 Sep 09

    ‘…Prenger delivers her big number with passionate fervour. She is even better in the raucous Oom-Oom-Pah where the stage fills with Hogarthian detail as plump women retch into buckets and copulation thrives in the dark corners of the Three Cripples pub. T… 

  12. Oliver! at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Press Review Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, Monday 19 January 2009Performance to 26 Sep 09

    ‘…Matthew Bourne’s choreography looks neatly animated.’  

  13. Xavier Le Roy in Self Unfinished at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 19 January 2009Performance 17 Jan 09

    ‘… an experimental choreographer such as Xavier Le Roy is essential viewing.’  

  14. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘One of the less obvious pleasures of Natalia Makarova’s 1980s production, now being revived by the Royal Ballet, is the way each of Pier Luigi Samaritani’s sets suggests a different contemporary source: a Dela-croix painting of a rajah’s palace, … 

  15. Royal Ballet in La Bayadere at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 19 January 2009Performance in rep to 7 Feb 09

    ‘Rojo is all grace as Nikiya, her dramatic assurance, the technical bravura she commands with her uncanny brilliancy in turning steps and unwavering poses drawing a portrait of rare distinction.’ 

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