May 2010

  1. CandoCo Dance Company in Renditions at The Junction Cambridge, tour includes QEH, Oct 2010

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Monday 17 May 2010Performance May 2010

    ‘Renditions is the title of this adventurously varied mixed bill from Britain’s leading company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.’  

  2. Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint / Asphodel Meadows / Carmen at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 17 May 2010Performance 5 - 15 May 2010

    ‘A sense of euphoria gripped the Royal Opera House at the close of Asphodel Meadows, the young choreographer Liam Scarlett’s first main-stage work for the Royal Ballet; not only the cheering audience, but the cast, beaming radiantly and acclaiming one of thei… 

  3. Mathilde Monnier & La Ribot in Gustavia at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 May 2010Performance 8 May 2010

    ‘Weird, dadaist stuff, but the performers have a light touch, and unlike Marie Chouinard don’t feel the need to hammer their point home.’ 

  4. Susan & Darren at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 May 2010Performance 11 - 15 May 2010

    ‘At times their closeness is almost unbearable. “What will you miss about me when I’m gone?” Susan asks. “Most of all, dancing with you,” says Darren.’ 

  5. Compagnie Marie Chouinard in bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_ vARIATIONS at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 17 May 2010Performance 7 & 8 May 2010

    ‘There are strong echoes in bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS of the work of another Canadian, David Cronenberg, and specifically his 1996 film Crash.’ 

  6. This is The Place

    Happy Birthday to The Place

    Monday 17 May 2010

    The Place was even more full of dance activity than usual this weekend, as it celebrated its 40th birthday with a packed two days of performances taking place in every corner of the building. Artists associated… Continue Reading

  7. Recommended by... Sally Marie

    Friday 14 May 2010

    Sally Marie is a dancer and director who runs her own company, Sweetshop Revolution, and is probably best known for performing with Protein Dance in Dear Body. Earlier this year she was nominated for the Critic… Continue Reading

  8. Judith Jamison and Robert Battle. Photographer: Paul Kolnik

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Friday 14 May 2010

    Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Judith Jamison, has announced Robert Battle as her successor. Robert Battle is a fast-rising choreographer who has created ballets for the Ailey company a… Continue Reading

  9. Babel

    Friday 14 May 2010

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui‘s latest production Babel (words) will premiere at Sadler’s Wells 18 May.10. Debra Craine finds out how his cultural background has influenced the piece. “anywhere I’… Continue Reading

  10. Electric Hotel

    Friday 14 May 2010

    Dance and sound piece The Electric Hotel will be coming to London in June. Emma Love speaks to David Rosenberg co-director alongside Frauke Requardt. _“We want to transport the audience through the windows… Continue Reading

  11. Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint / Asphodel Meadows / Carmen at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 14 May 2010Performance 5 - 15 May 2010

    “Both Christopher Wheeldon’s recent Electric Counterpoint and Liam Scarlett’s new Asphodel Meadows are made by choreographers who understand and, plainly, love the language of classic ballet”  

  12. The Place

    Friday 14 May 2010

    Celebrations of 40 years of The Place start this weekend. Judith Mackrell looks at the growth of the London Contemporary Dance School and the Robin Howard Dance Theatre since the modest beginnings of a “sm… Continue Reading

  13. Compagnie Marie Chouinard in bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_ vARIATIONS at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 13 May 2010Performance 7 & 8 May 2010

    ‘The aim is to extend the body, but Chouinard ends up limiting it.’  

  14. Rachid Ouramdane in Loin at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 13 May 2010Performance May 2010

    ‘The recent European avant-garde performances at the Southbank Centre are the kind of works that tend to veer between the excruciating and the revelatory; Loin, a solo by the French performer Rachid Ouramdane, leans towards the latter.’  

  15. Susan & Darren at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 13 May 2010Performance 11 - 15 May 2010

    ‘Grounded in tenderness and humour, their show may be rough round the edges but has an exceptionally warm centre. Go out of your way to see it.’  

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