December 2009

  1. Carlos Acosta in Apollo and other works at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 4 December 2009Performance 1 - 5 Dec 09

    “If the Cuban star has made any one work his own it’s Apollo. The dignity and strength inherent in Balanchine’s portrait of the young god are ideal Acosta territory”  

  2. Director: Beadie Finzi in Only When I Dance (PG) at Cinema 1 & 3, Barbican

    Press Review Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, Friday 4 December 2009Performance 4-17 December.09

    “For the boy’s success we are as anxious as his head teacher, a plump Mater Gloriosa who mothers him across the Atlantic and into the Lausanne final round. Will he, won’t he, win? Will the judges mark a little faster – please – as they tr… 

  3. Director: Beadie Finzi in Only When I Dance (PG) at Cinema 1 & 3, Barbican

    Press Review Wendy Ide, Times, Friday 4 December 2009Performance 4-17 December.09

    “In Only When I Dance, an empathetic and inspirational documentary, two talented young ballet dancers attempt to pirouette their way out of the Rio De Janeiro favelas.”  

  4. Director: Beadie Finzi in Only When I Dance (PG) at Cinema 1 & 3, Barbican

    Press Review Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Friday 4 December 2009Performance 4-17 December.09

    “Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be moved by this tremendously warm-hearted, yet clear-sighted documentary by the British film-maker Beadie Finzi”  

  5. Director: Beadie Finzi in Only When I Dance (PG) at Cinema 1 & 3, Barbican

    Press Review Tim Robey, Telegraph, Friday 4 December 2009Performance 4-17 December.09

    “a wonderfully compassionate documentary, assembled with skill and care by first-time director Beadie Finzi.”  

  6. Rafael Bonachela - portrait of an artist

    Wednesday 2 December 2009

    “My mother always told me to follow my dreams. As a boy growing up in the early 80s in Spain, my dreams were not normal: I liked dancing, not football” Read more in the Guardian, 30 Nov 09 Continue Reading

  7. Farooq Chaudhry

    New Chair for Dance UK

    Wednesday 2 December 2009

    Farooq Chaudhry is to become the new Chair of Dance UK’s board, taking over from Alistair Spalding who has held the position for the last five years and been instrumental in re-focusing the aims of the org… Continue Reading

  8. Cloud Dance Festival - behind the scenes

    Wednesday 2 December 2009

    Back in 2007 Chantal Guevara posted a call on the londondance.com noticeboard for choreographers and dancers to work with her newly formed collective of dancers – some working professionally, others aspir… Continue Reading

  9. Jimmy Clark

    Tuesday 1 December 2009

    of the tap-dancing Clark Brothers, from the golden era of swing, has died aged 87 yearsTerry Monaghan, Guardian, 19 November.09 Continue Reading

  10. Laban 'Harmony of the Spheres'
Nov 09

    Trinity Laban in Harmony of the Spheres at Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Carmel Smith, Tuesday 1 December 2009 — Performance: 19 - 21 Nov 09

    Staff and students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance took over the Royal Observatory at Greenwich for three evenings to present *Harmony of the Spheres*, a magical performance piece created by st… Continue Reading

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