August 2007

  1. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 7 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘What the ballet offers Acosta is a huge and demanding technical display. We know he can jump high and spin forever, but the scale and stamina needed for Spartacus is something else again. Then there’s Grigorovich’s spectacular partnering, those moments… 

  2. Ballet Boyz in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Tuesday 7 August 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘They called it a “Ballet for the People” gala, and so it was. No one dressed up. No florists were involved. The Festival Hall was simply full of happy, relaxed individuals pleased to be back in this big, friendly auditorium restored to its democratic 1… 

  3. Ballet Boyz in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Geraldine Bedell, Observer, Tuesday 7 August 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, aka the Ballet Boyz, have done for classical and contemporary dance what Strictly Come Dancing has done for ballroom: got it on television, unpicked some of its complexity, and made it seem a lot less weird…’ 

  4. Trafalgar Square Festival: Inspired by India at Trafalgar Square

    , Tuesday 7 August 2007 — Performance: 2 - 19 August

    Over the past few years, the Trafalgar Square Festival has hosted large scale outdoor dance performances, mixing ages, cultures and styles, bringing innovative work to its audiences. The 2007 Festival which is i… Continue Reading

  5. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 7 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ***‘Carlos Acosta made his London debut in Spartacus, and it was every bit as spectacular as you’d expect. … if you combined a Broadway show with a Hollywood blockbuster and a Red Square military parade it would still be only half the size of Spartacus… 

  6. The Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Louise Jury, Evening Standard, Tuesday 7 August 2007Performance 6 - 8 Aug 07

    ‘It is one of the blockbuster ballets in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. Tonight (6 August), Cuban superstar Carlos Acosta becomes the first Westerner to dance it on a British stage… ‘ 

  7. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review David Gillard, Mail on Sunday, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘Now that pirates are all the rage again, it was timely of the Bolshoi Ballet to open its three-week season here with this new production by young artistic director Alexei Ratmansky…’  

  8. The Bolshoi Ballet in La Bayadere at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 2 - 4 Aug 07

    ***‘Alexei Ratmansky has done an extraordinary job during the last three years in sorting out the cupboards of the Bolshoi’s repertory..’ 

  9. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘On Monday, in front of an audience which included Lady Thatcher and Raine Spencer, the Bolshoi Ballet launched their biggest London season to date with a huge-scale new production of Le Corsaire… and it’s hugely entertaining… All of it shows off … 

  10. The Bolshoi Ballet in La Bayadere at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 2 - 4 Aug 07

    ‘On Monday, in front of an audience which included Lady Thatcher and Raine Spencer, the Bolshoi Ballet launched their biggest London season to date with a huge-scale new production of Le Corsaire… and it’s hugely entertaining… All of it shows off … 

  11. The Bolshoi Ballet in La Bayadere at The London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 2 - 4 Aug 07

    ‘Petipa’s La Bayadère, a preposterous tale of a temple dancer, her warrior lover and his royal fiancée, was set in the jungles and palaces of India and originally featured a betrothal procession for more than 200 dancers and a stage elephant. The version un… 

  12. The Bolshoi Ballet in Le Corsaire at The London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Times, Monday 6 August 2007Performance 30 Jul - 1 & 15 Aug 07

    ‘The Coliseum was packed with luminaries for last Monday’s opening of the Bolshoi Ballet‘s latest lavish London season. There were both notables of the ballet world and some (such as Baroness Thatcher) from other fields. The stage was just as dense with… 

  13. London Contemporary Dance School graduates 2007

    LCDSchool of 2007

    Friday 3 August 2007

    Graduates of the London Contemporary Dance School this year are going on to great things. Ninety percent of the 40 final year students have dance related work lined up for the Autumn and a record 16 students wer… Continue Reading

  14. Carmen Jones at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Erica Jeal, Guardian, Thursday 2 August 2007Performance 25 Jul - 2 Sep 07

    ‘The one moment you know you are in the musical rather than the opera is in Beat Out Dat Rhythm On a Drum, magnificently belted out here by Brenda Edwards and riotously choreographed by Rafael Bonachela, when Bizet’s gypsy dance whirls into a stomping perc… 

  15. Carmen Jones at Royal Festival Hall

    Graham Watts, Thursday 2 August 2007 — Performance: 25 Jul - 2 Sep 07

    Performance: 1 Aug 07 The dance appeal of Jude Kelly’s new production of *Carmen Jones* _is that Rafael Bonachela, her Artist-in-Residence at The Southbank Centre, has choreographed the work. This is noth… Continue Reading

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