April 2009

  1. Rajni Shah in Dinner with America at Spill Festival at Laban

    Press Review Lyn Gardner , Guardian, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 6 Apr 09

    ‘It is an astonishing moment, but it’s a long time coming in a performance that illustrates an idea more than it explores it.’  

  2. Russell Maliphant in Two: Four: Ten at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 7 - 11 Apr 09

    ‘Of all the good things to say about Russell Maliphant, perhaps the least expected is what a classy dancer he still is.’  

  3. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 6 Apr - 26 May 09

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s revival of Giselle provides the succulent spectacle of a world-class company at the top of its game.’  

  4. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 6 Apr - 26 May 09

    ‘What used to be called poses plastiques replaced a text that, beatified by the art of great ballerine, was once profoundly moving in emotion and in the airy glories of the dance.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 6 Apr - 26 May 09

    ‘It wasn’t only the dancing that mattered – although that was superlative on every front – it was the conviction of the drama, a sense that for the Royal Ballet this is a story that lives and breathes in every person on stage.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 8 April 2009Performance 6 Apr - 26 May 09

    ‘…Giselle now feels the company’s true showcase. Even though it is dominated by two great principal roles – tragic Giselle and her duplicitous lover Albrecht – the ballet’s detailed story-telling and dramatically integrated choreogr… 

  7. Forsythe Company - Decreation

    Tuesday 7 April 2009

    The Forsythe Company: Decreation ____*Sadler’s Wells, 24 – 26 Apr 09* more details/online booking  Continue Reading

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 7 April 2009

    *Birmingham Royal Ballet **London Coliseum *14 & 15 Apr Pomp & Circumstances more details/online booking 16 – 18 Apr Sylvia more details/online booking Tickets: 0871 911 0200 *Watch an extract fro… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet 'Giselle' Royal Opera House. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 7 April 2009 — Performance: 6 Apr - 26 May 09

    It’s always nice to welcome back an old friend; and they don’t come any older than Giselle. Born in 1841, this most Romantic of all ballets has been through cycles of innovation, adulation, reform an… Continue Reading

  10. Detail from 'Synchronous Objects' website

    Synchronous Objects

    Monday 6 April 2009

    An interactive web project which analyses choreographer William Forsythe’s piece, One Flat Thing, reproduced has just been launched. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Forsythe Company, b… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Opera & Royal Ballet in Dido & Aeneas / Acis & Galatea at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 31 Mar - 20 Apr 09

    ‘Edward Watson (Acis) is, as always, gripping, as a McGregor interpreter par excellence, with his wonderful suppleness and his ability, it appears, to turn himself inside out.’ 

  12. Royal Opera & Royal Ballet in Dido & Aeneas / Acis & Galatea at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 31 Mar - 20 Apr 09

    ‘His defining idea is to give each of the singing characters an alter ego in dance, reflecting their inner desires and motives. Visual clarity is achieved by putting the dancers in nude body stockings, which startlingly reveal every rib, sinew and buttock dimple (t… 

  13. American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 25 - 31 Mar 09

    ‘Swan Lake demonstrated a company brimming with talent at all levels, and Kevin McKenzie’s production (from 2000) is ultra-dance-packed.’ 

  14. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘Judging by the delighted roar, it was clear that a good portion of the audience had no idea that ballet could be this much fun.’ 

  15. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘The choreography, here staged by Anna-Marie Holmes after Petipa and Sergueyev, is full of dance fireworks: lots of whiz-bang, not much depth. It’s a series of set-pieces and frothing mime scenes, from a pirates’ grotto to a vision scene with a real … 

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