June 2007

  1. Royal Ballet in Song of the Earth, Checkmate, Symphonic Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 2-8 June 07

    ‘As the man, Gary Avis found new reserves of grave power, while Carlos Acosta soared and flew as the Messenger of Death, without ever quite blending in to the group. What Bussell brought was a characteristic justness of line, a perfectly placed simplicity of moveme… 

  2. Royal Ballet in Song of the Earth, Checkmate, Symphonic Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 2-8 June 07

    ‘The final sequence to the shimmering sixth song (The Farewell) left you agog at her [Darcey Bussell] still-lustrous technique and late-flowering emotional depth.’  

  3. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘As a choreographer, De Frutos has always pursued a high-risk strategy, his work an intriguing combination of the sensual and the sensationalist. With his two newest dances, on show at Sadler’s Wells, De Frutos gave us extremes of both. Despite the best ef… 

  4. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘It [Los Picadores] was a particular let-down after the strong, varied programme that had preceded it. The evening launched with a blistering performance of a blistering piece, Henri Oguike’s Signal, in which the dancers let the vigorous Japanese taiko drums … 

  5. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘it is hugely, unremittingly energetic and relentlessly loud.’ 

  6. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘Galvanised by the live music of the son band Turquino, the 14 members of Guerra’s Ballet Rakatan dance like luscious demons. You expect nothing less from an entertainment originating in Cuba, but it does mean that there are few, if any, surprises. ‘  

  7. Ballet Rakatan in Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 23 May - 23 June 07

    ‘ Things go from hot to hotter in the second half, thanks partly to the dazzling trumpet playing of the aptly named Luis Danger, and the singing of Geydi Chapman, whose figure vies for magnificence with her voice. “Guantanamera” gets a spot to itself, n… 

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