March 2008

  1. New York City Ballet in Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 13 March 2008 — Performance: 12 Mar 08

    Serenade/Agon/Symphony in C’ After an astonishing gap of one quarter of a century, the New York City Ballet has finally returned to London for an extended Spring Season of four programmes, starting with a … Continue Reading

  2. I am like this tall asparagus..

    Wednesday 12 March 2008

    Sylvie Guillem talks to Tim Adam about dancing in PUSH, working with Nureyev at the Paris Opera Ballet – and what dancers think about when they perform. Read more in Observerwoman, 9 Mar 08 Continue Reading

  3. Akram Khan Company in Bahok at Liverpool & touring

    Press Review Lynne Walker, Independent, Wednesday 12 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘Nitin Sawhney’s pulsating, pre-recorded score is perfectly matched to the needle-sharp textures and muted colours of Khan’s detailed choreography, which this ensemble interprets with astonishing fluidity and facility, quite blowing you away.’  

  4. Akram Khan Company in Bahok at Liverpool & touring

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 12 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘Khan’s choreography is adept at blending classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques, but it is the visceral speed and agility of kathak (his dance roots) that power the most amazing sections.’  

  5. Akram Khan Company in Bahok at Liverpool & touring

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 12 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘Desperate to fill time, they experiment with verbal and physical contact. Meng Ningning – one of the three Chinese dancers in the ensemble – introduces herself delicately with a shy enchaînement of ballet steps; the Indian-born Saju strikes bold ma… 

  6. Akram Khan Company in Bahok at Liverpool & touring

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 10 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘The result is a thoughtful, probing piece. In its anxiety to make itself understood, it arguably becomes too explicit towards the end, but the journey it takes in getting there is both a fine advertisement for contemporary dance – and for the expansive quali… 

  7. Pierre Rigal in PRESS at Gate Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 March 2008Performance Mar 08

    ‘In Press, his latest work, he performs a neurotic, hour-long exploration of the Gate’s matchbox stage-space, the catch being that this is literally contracting around him.’ 

  8. Vincent Dance Theatre in Look at me now Mummy at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 10 March 2008Performance 29 Feb & 1 Mar 08

    ‘Vincent has long felt that female directors are second-class citizens in the dance world – left to mother their companies, never fast-tracked – but this feminist subtext never overpowers Lubos’s exquisitely pitched performance or compromises the … 

  9. Scottish Dance Theatre in Work by Liv Lorent/Hofesh Shechter at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 10 March 2008Performance 6 - 8 Mar 08

    ‘Having just marked their 21st anniversary, Scottish Dance Theatre can rank themselves among the UK’s senior modern dance groups. But it is typical of their eclectic adventurous style that the company are celebrating their status, not with a retrospective … 

  10. Royal Ballet in 'Jewels' at the Royal Opera House.

    Olivier Awards announced

    Monday 10 March 2008

    The Olivier Awards 2008 were announced last night (Sun 9 March) at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The Royal Ballet’s lavish production of George Balanchine’s Je… Continue Reading

  11. Flamenco Festival: Maria Pages - Sevilla at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 5 March 2008Performance 3 - 16 Mar 08

    ‘Her 90-minute show is best described as dramatic flamenco, with gorgeous sets and costumes and clear themes that evoke the city of Seville as well as the Carmen femme fatale.’  

  12. Flamenco Festival: Maria Pages - Sevilla at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 5 March 2008Performance 3 - 16 Mar 08

    ‘Pagés freely uses tunes from tango, Bizet and popular song as well as more standard flamenco fare, and while music and dance are often well matched for rhythm and ambience, the raw chemistry between them is sometimes missing.’  

  13. Bolshoi brings back the old guard

    Tuesday 4 March 2008

    Yuri Grigorovich, the former, Soviet era boss, now 81, is to return to be part of a new directorship, along with Yuri Burlaka, who becomes artistic director and Alexei Ratmansky, who is giving up that role, but … Continue Reading

  14. Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards. Winners (L-R) Matthias Sperling, Katie Green, Sean Graham, Anais Bouts. Photo: Matthew Tomkinson

    Bonnie Bird Awards

    Tuesday 4 March 2008

    The winners of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards were announced on the 12th February at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank in London. The awards were presented by Roy Campbell-Moore, Co-Fou… Continue Reading

  15. Bahok

    Tuesday 4 March 2008

    Akram Khan’s new work features dancers from his own company, along with members of the National Ballet of China. He tells Tamsin Blachard about his collaborative working methods: ‘It’s mostly t… Continue Reading

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