January 2009

  1. Resolution! 2009. Laura Jones, 'A:Version' 10 Jan, The Place. Photo: Emily Groom

    New Years Resolution!

    Monday 5 January 2009

    It’s early January, so it must be time for Resolution! at The Place. Starting this Tuesday (6 Jan) the next seven weeks will see 111 companies in 37 performances which make up the 20th season of the annual… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet in Manon at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 5 January 2009 — Performance: 2 - 11 Jan 09

    Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is regularly performed all around the world in the repertoire of fourteen major ballet companies. Nonetheless it remains at home in London where the Royal Ballet has now given… Continue Reading

  3. Hofesh Shechter

    Friday 2 January 2009

    _ *Presented in a live gig setting, 17 dancers and 20 musicians come together for The Choreographer’s Cut_ – an intense music and dance experience that pitches In Your Rooms and Uprising against a ma… Continue Reading

  4. The Thief of Baghdad at Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 16 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09

    ‘Tuckett’s choreography is attractive but intermittent; we could do with more of that and less of other business. Of the eight performers, Matthew Hart is, as always, riveting: here, he is the wicked King of the Mountains, slitheringly, lasciviously vile. Val… 

  5. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 15 Dec 08 - 10 Jan 09

    ‘The company is deploying many casts in this revival; I saw two. As Herr Drosselmeyer, the magician-mastermind of the story, Gary Avis is an impressive controller, strong on bonhomie, but Alastair Marriott delves deeper into the melancholy of the man striving to re… 

  6. Ballet Lorent in Angelmoth at Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 2 January 2009Performance 18 Dec.08 - 3 Jan.09

    ‘Lorent plays with a variety of movement. Madeline’s coaching leads to a book-balancing dance, the whole cast shimmying along with books on their heads. The Angelmoth hangs on wires, Winifred Burnet-Smith twitching and fluttering like a moth battering itse… 


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