January 2010

  1. Angika's Pulse of Tala

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    For their latest work, Pulse of Tala, Angika collaborated with Mercury Award winning musician Talvin Singh. ‘A training in classical Indian art – Singh’s in tabla playing, and Boonham and Subra… Continue Reading

  2. Aditi Mangaldas

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    Aditi Mangaldasperforms as part of a 3 day three-day showcase of contemporary Indian dance and music @ the ICA from 2 – 4 August 2002 She performed @ the Edinburgh Festival last year:“Slap hot rhythm… Continue Reading

  3. CastleScape

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    CastleScapeA Random Dance Company/East London Dance project with dancers from Barking and Dagenham Melanie Nix reports Its something of a surprise to find Random Dance Company in Castle Green, Dagenham. ArenR… Continue Reading

  4. National Ballet of China

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    National Ballet of China perform Raise the Red Lantern 11 – 15 November 2003 at Sadler’s Wells. Zhang Yimou, who directed the film of the same name, was invited by Zhao Ruheng, artistic director of… Continue Reading

  5. Contemporary dance preserves its past

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    In a bid to preserve the heritage of contemporary dance, a groundbreaking work from the 1960’s has been recorded in Labanotation. Joukje Kolff and Catherine Hale report… Trio A, by Yvonne Rainer, w… Continue Reading

  6. Jasmin Vardimon Q & A

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    Jasmin Vardimon’s ‘Lullaby’ Lullaby opens at The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre on Thursday 26th February and is showing until Saturday 13th March 2004. Lullaby: Set in the depths of an ano… Continue Reading

  7. Garth Fagan

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    Garth Fagan – Tony Award-winning choreographer of Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’, has been called “a true original,” “a genuine leader,” and “one of the great r… Continue Reading

  8. Rennie Harris

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    Rennie HarrisRennie Harris Puremovement will be performing at the Peacock Theatre, 21 – 25 October 2003. info & online booking Rennie Harris airs his thoughts on his work and dance:Age 39 years of age… Continue Reading

  9. Sarah Shorten

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    Newcomer duo, Stacked Wonky, received plenty of press attention last autumn for their work 401 Pieces because of its unusual setting in a contemporary furniture shop. But the publicity wasn’t calculated. … Continue Reading

  10. The Martha Graham Legacy.

    Tuesday 5 January 2010

    After a long legal battle, the Martha Graham Company have established their right to perform her work. This week the company are at Sadler’s Wells with two programmes of work spanning eight decades. *Ruper… Continue Reading

  11. Real life Nutcracker romance

    Monday 4 January 2010

    Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall revealed that in a recent performance, The Nutcracker (Paul Kay) asked Clara (Leanne Cope) to marry him in any invitation passed between them near the end of the show. Read more… Continue Reading

  12. Where dance is an underground art form

    Monday 4 January 2010

    Afshin Ghaffarian is an Iranian dancer who describes himself as an actor, because dance is against the law in his country. Dance is his passion – and also a form of protest against the intolerance of the I… Continue Reading

  13. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 16 Dec - 10 Jan 2010

    ‘Prince’s prime achievement is to have crafted a populist entertainment capable of uniting the generations. Its appeal is rooted in her understanding of the primal emotional pull of musical theatre and the potency of popular music.’  

  14. Boy Blue Entertainment in Pied Piper at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 10 Dec - 3 Jan

    ‘Sandy choreographs with wit and inventiveness, so the Asbo kids really do skulk and flit like rats and the Piper (Duwane Taylor) expresses his authoritarian nature through tensely linear locking sequences.’ 

  15. Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 4 January 2010Performance in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    ‘In the first cast, Sarah Lamb and Rupert Pennefather are dreamily romantic, in purest white, as the pas de deux couple, Yuhui Choe and Laura Morera dazzle in their virtuosity compe­tition, and Steven McRae soars through his mischievously insouciant role as the Bl… 


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