February 2010

  1. Coming through injury

    Monday 8 February 2010

    Rambert dancer Angela Towler was told she shouldn’t dance again after suffering cartilage damage in her hip – but six months later, she’s back on stage. “I have to think ahead, because wh… Continue Reading

  2. 'Shoes'
Sadler's Wells, 3 - 11 Sep 2010

    Shoes - the show

    Monday 8 February 2010

    The composer behind the multi award winning Jerry Springer – The Opera, Richard Thomas, is turning his attention to dance for a major new revue show commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells. With … Continue Reading

  3. Stan Won't Dance in Babel at British Dance Edition & coming to The Place, 4 - 6 March

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 8 February 2010Performance February 2010

    ‘Babel wipes the slate clean — Stan is back on form and ready to rumble.’  

  4. Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 8 February 2010Performance 30 & 31 Jan 2010

    ‘You can see why (1875) Ravel and Bolero won the competition (see it at www.sadlerswellsisdance.com) — it’s just so viscerally pleasurable.’  

  5. Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 8 February 2010Performance 30 & 31 Jan 2010

    ‘Visually, though, Shu-Yi Chou’s concept was as fresh as a new dawn. Better still, it made me laugh.’ 

  6. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 8 February 2010Performance February 2010

    ‘Pita’s production has several things going for it, including music from the on-stage musician Phil King, whose arrangements of traditional fado songs are liltingly vocalised by him and especially Silva. True to Portuguese culture, the designer Jean-Marc P… 

  7. Arthur Pita in God's Garden at Touring & coming to Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 8 February 2010Performance February 2010

    ‘God’s Garden opens at the Linbury theatre at the Royal Opera House on Thursday. It might just be the moment to sell your grandmother.’ 

  8. Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 5 February 2010Performance 30 & 31 Jan 2010

    ‘1875 Ravel and Boléro, created by Taiwanese choreographer Shu-Yi Chou turns out to be fresh, funny and very sophisticated.’  

  9. Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 5 February 2010Performance 30 & 31 Jan 2010

    ‘This time, Sampled had a weaker line-up, less glamorous and varied than in previous years. It was lifted by the theatre’s latest initiative, the Global Dance Contest. The theatre’s shiny new toy provided one of the strongest elements in this program… 

  10. Carrie Cracknell/Jane Mason in Breathing Irregular at The Gate

    Press Review Lyn Gardner , Guardian, Friday 5 February 2010Performance 28 Jan - 27 Feb 2010

    ‘Jane Mason’s ­choreography ­captures the moment when all ­certainties seem to dissolve, and life and the human body suddenly seem so ­fragile. Legs turn to rubber, bodies flop.’  

  11. Carrie Cracknell/Jane Mason in Breathing Irregular at The Gate

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 5 February 2010Performance 28 Jan - 27 Feb 2010

    ‘Breathing Irregular has the physical appeal of dance but not the metaphysical insights choreography provides.’  

  12. Contemporary dance goes mainstream

    Wednesday 3 February 2010

    So You Think You Can Dance? BBC1’s current Saturday night show features choreography by the likes of Rafael Bonachela, Mark Baldwin, Matthew Bourne and Kate Prince. If you haven’t seen it yet its wor… Continue Reading

  13. BLUE PURPLE TILT 2007, by Jenny Holzer. The
Lightbox, Woking

    Dance&visual arts commission for Woking

    Wednesday 3 February 2010

    Woking Dance Festival takes place every two years and is the largest dance festival in the South East of England, outside of London. This year’s festival runs from 19 February to 6 March and opens with a s… Continue Reading

  14. BDE LOGO

    British Dance Edition 2010

    Wednesday 3 February 2010

    Around 500 delegates are arriving in Birmingham for the four days of performances, presentations, meetings, workshops and a trade fair which present the very best of UK dance in British Dance Edition 2010 (Wed 3… Continue Reading

  15. Matthias Sperling Q&A

    Tuesday 2 February 2010

    Matthias Sperling is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer, performer and educator, originally from Canada and now based in London. He danced with Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance for five years and has… Continue Reading

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