October 2007

  1. Rosie Kay Dance Company in Asylum at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 12 October 2007Performance 4 & 5 Oct 07

    ‘… Kay represents a style of in-your-face, physically exhausting dance that makes its points about homelessness and belonging with a lot of force, some fairly obvious imagery, and a few moments of real and haunting finesse.’ 

  2. Theatre Rites & Arthur Pita in Mischief at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Friday 12 October 2007Performance 6 Oct 07 & touring

    ‘A collaboration between the innovative group Theatre-Rites, which has produced several world-class shows for young people, and choreographer Arthur Pita, this 65-minute piece of dance-theatre will tickle the fancy of both over-sevens and adults who haven’… 

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Strictly Dancing at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 12 October 2007Performance 9-13 Oct 07

    ‘The three ballets on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s London mixed bill inhabit such diverse stylistic universes that they would challenge any company’s ability to do justice to all three.’  

  4. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Strictly Dancing at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 12 October 2007Performance 9-13 Oct 07

    ‘The title of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s mixed bill sends out a message to its audience. Cashing in on the appeal of the BBC TV series, it, too, promises a show packed with pure dance material, delivered by performers at the top of their game. So it is disa… 

  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Strictly Dancing at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 12 October 2007Performance 9-13 Oct 07

    ‘If you could change the order, and oomph up some of the dancing, this mixed bill would be something to talk about.’  

  6. Ben Wright in Thought latching to thought and pulling at The Purcell Room

    Lindsey Clarke, Thursday 11 October 2007 — Performance: 6 Oct 07

    Dance Umbrella Brief Encounter The Purcell Room saturated with dry ice was a strange otherworld for a full house to enter. A majority of tickets for Ben Wright’s Brief Encounter had been taken up free by t… Continue Reading

  7. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Strictly Dancing at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 11 October 2007 — Performance: 9-13 Oct 07

    9 Oct 07 Whenever the Birmingham Royal Ballet visits Sadler’s Wells it’s sure to be a special occasion since the company is returning to its birthplace. This homecoming celebration was intensified by… Continue Reading

  8. Michael Corder new world premiere

    Wednesday 10 October 2007

    English National Ballet are deep in rehearsals of The Snow Queen, opening in Liverpool on 11 Oct – coming to the London Coliseum from 12 – 16 Dec. 07. He’s on a mission to turn the tide of anti… Continue Reading

  9. Mobile Clubbing

    Wednesday 10 October 2007

    We haven’t heard much about mobile clubbing of late – but maybe we’re just not getting out enough.. In an interesting departure from the usual streets and stations of London, this Friday the v… Continue Reading

  10. Strictly Come Dancing

    Wednesday 10 October 2007

    An authoritarian society in microcosm – or a refreshing alternative to X Factor-style narcissism? Academic Joe Moran discusses in the” Guardian, 6 Oct 07”:http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/dan… Continue Reading

  11. Recommended by... Mark Baldwin

    Wednesday 10 October 2007

    **Mark Baldwin has been Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company since 2002. *He trained in fine art and is always looking to collaborate with artists working in different art forms – so no surprise to … Continue Reading

  12. Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company in Shaker at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Clare Thurman, Tuesday 9 October 2007 — Performance: 8 Oct 07

    Enter the fantastical work of Inbal Pinto and Avshalam Pollak’s Shaker and you are sure to be entranced. Inspired by the classic child’s toy the snowshaker, Pinto and Pollak’s new work takes yo… Continue Reading

  13. Paul-André Fortier in Solo 30x30 at Liverpool Street

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 9 October 2007Performance 3 Oct - 1 Nov 07

    ‘Part of the pleasure is observing people of all stripes watch him. Some have come expressly to see him, while others look as if they have stumbled upon a strange and possibly delightful surprise.’  

  14. Compagnie Beau Geste in Transports Exceptionnels at Southbank Centre’s Jubilee Gardens

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 9 October 2007Performance 6-7 Oct 07

    ‘Man and machine met in a graceful spectacle of tender or slightly tense give-and-take.’  

  15. Punchdrunk in The Masque of the Red Death at Battersea Arts Centre

    Press Review Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, Tuesday 9 October 2007Performance 17 Sep 07 - 12 Jan 08

    ‘Too often the phrase “journey of discovery” is hollow and meaningless when applied to art; here, it is accurate in every sense.’ 

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