October 2006

  1. Royal Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 17 October 2006Performance 13 Oct - 4 Nov

    ‘Not only does she [Marianela Nuñez] have the most naturally sunny smile but her fearless technique propels her through the choreography’s curvy lyricism and effervescent speeds with astonishing panache. She subjected herself to moments of such abandon yo… 

  2. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 'Les Sylphides'
21 March - 8 April, Peacock Theatre. Photo: Sascha Vaughn

    'Low comedy and high glamour'

    Monday 16 October 2006

    Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo won the Achievement in Dance Award at the Theatrical Management Association’s Award ceremony on Sunday (15 Oct) ‘for their hilarious blend of low comedy and high… Continue Reading

  3. Choreoforum 2006

    Monday 16 October 2006

    The annual meeting of choreographers organised by Dance UK takes place next Sunday (22 Oct) at Sadler’s Wells, from 10am – 6pm This year the focus is on choreographers working in theatre, film, telev… Continue Reading

  4. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 16 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘What is certain is that no modern dance-maker has embarked on a more erudite or less predictable journey.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Mariko Harano, Friday 13 October 2006 — Performance: Oct 06

    The Royal Ballet opened its new season with a triple bill of pivotal modern classics of 20th century ballet, Stravinsky Violin Concerto (George Balanchine to the music of Stravinsky), Voluntaries (Gren Tetley to… Continue Reading

  6. Spain to form new ballet company

    Friday 13 October 2006

    - and Tamara Rojo, currently principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, is likely to be it’s artistic director. Read more in the Guardian, 3 Oct Continue Reading

  7. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Friday 13 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘My childhood involved five years of war, of air-raids, bombing, doodlebugs, machine-gun bursts. It was less scary than this miserable display of political correctness.’  

  8. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 13 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘All that fragmentation might have heightened our sense of unease, of horror. Instead, it blurs and blunts it.’  

  9. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 13 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘It is furious, strangely beautiful and absolutely compelling. Forsythe has created a work both specific and universal. It is an anti-war tirade, but also an examination of how art itself works – building, layering, changing the picture, looking back to the p… 

  10. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 13 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘Forsythe is clearly angry, and this trenchant example of political dance theatre is surely well intentioned.’  

  11. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 13 October 2006Performance 11 - 14 Oct

    ‘How should an audience feel, watching a piece of dance theatre that tackles one of the most criminal mistakes in recent history?’  

  12. Ballet White Stripes

    Thursday 12 October 2006

    Wayne McGregor is choreographing a new work for the Royal Ballet, collaborating with composer Joby Talbot. Along with one of Talbot’s original compositions, members of the Royal Ballet will be dancing to t… Continue Reading

  13. The Forsythe Company in Three Atmospheric Studies at Sadler's Wells

    Lisa Haight, Thursday 12 October 2006 — Performance: 11 - 14 Oct

    Three Atmospheric Studies by The Forsythe Company was an elongated burst of exciting choreography, dance and music with a political theme that visually came alive as the programme had described it. In Compositio… Continue Reading

  14. Mona Inglesby

    Wednesday 11 October 2006

    ‘She launched the International Ballet in 1940 as a vehicle to stage the classical ballets as they were given in St Petersburg in the golden age of Tsarist ballet, which had been brought to a brutal end wi… Continue Reading

  15. Behind the scenes with Candoco

    Wednesday 11 October 2006

    “Ideally, we would be known just as a dance company,” [Celeste Dandeker] says. “The fact that some of our dancers are disabled should make no difference to the fact that all our dancers –… Continue Reading

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