May 2006

  1. Siobhan Davies Dance Company in In Plain Clothes at Siobhan Davies Studios

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 5 May 2006Performance 2 - 17 May

    ‘What I didn’t get from In Plain Clothes was much emotional involvement.’ 

  2. Siobhan Davies Dance Company in In Plain Clothes at Siobhan Davies Studios

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 5 May 2006Performance 2 - 17 May

    ‘Intense and intelligent, meticulous and beautiful, it’s a privilege to be able to watch these performances so closely.’  

  3. Siobhan Davies Dance Company in In Plain Clothes at Siobhan Davies Studios

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 5 May 2006Performance 2 - 17 May

    ‘At times the effect is mesmerising: when it seems as if the dancers are paired with an invisible elastic that opens their bodies like a morning stretch; or when a sudden synchronicity brings them together. But at others Davies’s fascination with fragmenta… 

  4. Siobhan Davies Dance Company in In Plain Clothes at Siobhan Davies Studios

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 5 May 2006Performance 2 - 17 May

    ‘Davies and her dancers walk, sigh, whistle; you wouldn’t guess that gardening or surgery had been involved.’  

  5. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 3 May 2006Performance

    “Jonzi D and his colleagues are tapping into a large existing audience for this music and dance styles, but they also insist on hip-hop’s theatrical side.”  

  6. Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Knot at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 3 May 2006Performance

    “Yes, she and her collaborators might have pushed themselves in sweatier, rawer directions. And yet, without resorting to smut or heavy-breathing vulgarity, Knot manages to get under the skin of its theme. “  

  7. Place Prize commission winners

    Place Prize 2006- announcement

    Wednesday 3 May 2006

    The judging panel for The Place Prize 2006 was announced today, at the same time as the 20 commissioned works for the competition were revealed. Chaired by John Ashford, Theatre Director of The Place, the judgi… Continue Reading

  8. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 21 April - 13 May

    “What doesn’t waver is the sense of fierce commitment to flamenco’s life-enhancing, life-celebrating values. If you only ever see flamenco once in your life, make it this.” 

  9. Royal Ballet in La Fille mal gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 21 April - 20 May

    “Frederick Ashton’s 1960 romantic comedy is still the happiest, most delightful, ballet you could ever hope to meet. Everyone on stage, milkmaids and dancing hens included, is swept up in the sheer pleasure of Ashton’s bucolic paradise.”  

  10. Sleeping Beauty

    Tuesday 2 May 2006

    This year the Royal Ballet celebrates its 75th birthday with a new production of the Sleeping Beauty. Debra Craine looks at the ballet that has been reawakened after 60 years. On 20 February 1946 the Royal Balle… Continue Reading

  11. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 28-30 April

    “Jonzi D rightly identified Korea’s Project Soul as “the best b-boys on the planet”. These ten gravity-defying guys are simply amazing entertainers in command of a supersonic technique so advanced it seems that they could do anything they set t… 

  12. Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Knot at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 25 - 29 April.06

    “Colker forces their bodies through a series of splayed, knotted combinations that evoke a hot drama of dependency and desire.”  

  13. Paco Peña in A Compás! To the Rhythm at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 21 April - 13 May

    “ This is an engrossing, enjoyable evening.”  

  14. Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Knot at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 25 - 29 April.06

    “The ropes are toyed with, and mild submission tableaux hinted at, but instead of all that ‘deepest, most secret, terrible’ stuff, and despite Colker’s claims that the piece was nourished by her readings of ancient Greek philosophy, the end-result… 

  15. Royal Ballet in La Fille mal gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 2 May 2006Performance 21 April - 20 May

    “Miyako Yoshida is an enchanting Lise, her gentle wit and nuanced style concealing the role’s considerable technical demands.” 

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