August 2009

  1. Mariinsky Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 5 August 2009Performance 3 - 6 August 09

    ‘Vladimir Shklyarov is exceptional in the role. Unlike many of his colleagues, he cuts easily through the ballet’s cobwebs and find a natural manner.’  

  2. Mariinsky Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 5 August 2009Performance 3 - 6 August 09

    ‘The Mariinsky Ballet has chosen to open its much-anticipated summer season in London by unveiling its newest bendy ballerina – and a male shooting star.’  

  3. Mariinsky Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 5 August 2009Performance 3 - 6 August 09

    ‘The evening’s Romeo, Vladimir Shklyarov, is ardent, soaring, academically pure, stylish. He is, as I noted last year, a blue-blood, and he shows us a vividly passionate youth. His Juliet, Alina Somova, seemed altogether too contemporary in style, in drama… 

  4. Mariinsky Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 5 August 2009 — Performance: 3 - 6 August 09

    4 August The Lavrovsky Romeo & Juliet is unquestionably a museum piece, but nonetheless one well worth preserving. Made in 1940 it is, of course, dated but complaining about the original designs and choreog… Continue Reading

  5. Cloud Dance Festival: Open Your Eyes at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Cloud Dance Festival, Tuesday 4 August 2009 — Performance: July 2009

    Performance: 18 July 2009 Jacksons Lane Theatre, a Gothic church conversion, seems a perfect venue for a dance festival, with its intimate theatre space and good value Pimm’s (which came as a surprise to a… Continue Reading

  6. Cloud Dance Festival: Open Your Eyes at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Cloud Dance Festival, Tuesday 4 August 2009 — Performance: July 2009

    Performance: 17 July 2009 A midsummer deluge puts no dampener on the opening of Cloud Dance Festival. Jacksons Lane hosts the emerging festival, celebrating contemporary dance in all its variety. From street sty… Continue Reading

  7. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 4 August 2009 — Performance: 23 July - 30 August.09

    Shall We Dance remains a title that can not be said – only sung. Images of the strong-willed tutor, Anna Leonowens, being led around the palace ballroom are interwoven into this number. Yet stripped of its… Continue Reading

  8. Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 4 August 2009Performance 2-16 August.09

    ‘Chun Yi is full of performers doing incredible things, but the show keeps selling them short.’  

  9. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Whats on Stage, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘Cooper takes the lead role in Shall We Dance, and is on stage for almost every scene, meaning, along with the directing and choreographing, he is a busy man. Perhaps a little too busy, as elements of the show look neglected, while others are rushed and thin.’  

  10. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Terry O'Donovan, The British Theatre Guide, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘Rodgers’ music is magnificent and massively influential, but not half as much fun without the lyrics that go with them. At each moment I wanted the dancers, most of who hail from the world of musical theatre, to break into song and truly celebrate the fantas… 

  11. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘There’s a brilliant moment in Adam Cooper’s new show, Shall We Dance, when the whole cast races on to the stage in Oklahoma! cowpoke outfits for a toe-tapping, yee-hawing hoedown. The timing’s perfect, the noise is deafening and Cooper’s ch… 

  12. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Claudia Pritchard, Sun.Independent, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘Noi Tolmer is charming as Eastern Girl in the King and I/_Flower Drum Song_ sequence and Pip Jordan refreshingly dynamic as Wild West Girl’ 

  13. Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu at London Coliseum

    Press Review Donald Hutera, The Times, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 2-16 August.09

    ‘The show’s true purpose, however, is to dazzle us with feats of strength and skill’  

  14. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘his [Adam Cooper’s] choreography supplies energetic and zippy “big numbers” for a lively, hard-working ensemble — a jive sequence in a nightclub; swirling waltzes at a Viennese ball. Cooper’s own solos are stylish and he dances strong… 

  15. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘Georges Garcia’s piece, Majisimo, was (as usual) the firecracker show-closer.’ 

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