November 2006

  1. Dutch National Ballet in ‘Four Last Songs/Suite for Two/Frank Bridge Variations/The Second Detail’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 10 November 2006Performance 8-11 Nov

    ‘…Dutch dance defeats me. Whence comes, for example, the cussed agonisings of the Nederlands Dans troupes, the sexual portentousness?’ 

  2. Dutch National Ballet in ‘Four Last Songs/Suite for Two/Frank Bridge Variations/The Second Detail’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 10 November 2006Performance 8-11 Nov

    ‘The evening is recommendable for its music-making by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and for two of the four ballets, the ones by Hans van Manen and William Forsythe; but these are underperformed, and the mediocrity of the other two looks like a factor in the rot.’ 

  3. Dutch National Ballet in ‘Four Last Songs/Suite for Two/Frank Bridge Variations/The Second Detail’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 10 November 2006Performance 8-11 Nov

    ‘Thom Willems’ jangling score for The Last Detail may sounds like a broken musical box, but into it Forsythe throws all the glittering shards of his choreography to brilliant effect. The dancers move as if liberated.’  

  4. Dutch National Ballet in ‘Four Last Songs/Suite for Two/Frank Bridge Variations/The Second Detail’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 10 November 2006Performance 8-11 Nov

    ‘Design (also Forsythe) is gorgeous, a radiant study in grey, lit beautifully.’  

  5. Dutch National Ballet in ‘Four Last Songs/Suite for Two/Frank Bridge Variations/The Second Detail’ at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 10 November 2006 — Performance: 8-11 Nov

    8 Nov It’s been a while since the Dutch National Ballet came to London and so the ballet world was out in force at this opening night to renew its appreciation of the company’s bespoke elegance and u… Continue Reading

  6. CandoCo Dance Company 2006 'The Journey' Chor: Fin Walker Photo: Anthony Crickmay

    CandoCo seek new Artistic Director.

    Wednesday 8 November 2006

    The search is on for a successor to CandoCo’s founding Director Celeste Dandeker who has announced she will retire in 2007 – and this time she really will be going. Two years ago the company tried t… Continue Reading

  7. Rambert Dance Company 'Lady into Fox' 14-18 Nov. Sadler's Wells. Photo: Anthony Crickmay

    Lady into Fox

    Wednesday 8 November 2006

    For Rambert’s 80th anniversary, Artistic Director Mark Baldwin is revisiting and building on a 1930 ballet by Andrée Howard, last performed by the company in 1950. “There are all these fabulous ball… Continue Reading

  8. Royal Ballet in Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 8 November 2006Performance 28 Oct-20 Dec in rep

    ‘I have lost my heart to Leanne Cope as Red Riding Hood, bright-eyed, wittily played and enchantingly right.’ 

  9. The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs in 'Yippeee!!! 2006' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gavin Roebuck, The Stage, Wednesday 8 November 2006Performance 3 & 4 Nov

    ‘Though not a pastiche, this is an at times silly and cynical send up of thirties Hollywood musicals which is both clever and funny but at 90 minutes without an interval, too long for comfort and lacking an enriching dance vocabulary to hold the attention.’ 

  10. Stan Won't Dance in Revelations at Laban 13 Oct

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 8 November 2006Performance coming to QEH Nov

    * ‘Revelations is ambitious but probably irredeemable.’ 

  11. The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs in 'Yippeee!!! 2006' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 8 November 2006Performance 3 & 4 Nov

    ‘Anderson draws on Busby Berkeley, who created hallucinatory dance numbers in 1930s Hollywood, but Yippeee!! is gloomy, repetitive and much too long.’  

  12. Dance Umbrella Gala 06: Martha @ the Wells at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 8 November 2006Performance 5 Nov

    ‘The cheers were for the dancers; the standing ovation was for Bourne.’  

  13. Dance Umbrella Gala 06: Martha @ the Wells at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 7 November 2006Performance 5 Nov

    ‘This was a well-planned gala programme: affectionate, nostalgic, brisk.’  

  14. The Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs in 'Yippeee!!! 2006' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 7 November 2006Performance

    ‘But Anderson’s trademark style, which is to extrapolate big ideas from small movements, here degenerates into banal repetition.’  

  15. Another year another record

    Tuesday 7 November 2006

    Alistair Spalding has been Artistic Director at Sadler’s Wells for two years. A risk taking strategy of increasing provision and investing in new work is paying off. “I’m not just running a bui… Continue Reading

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