June 2010

  1. Kazuo Ohno performing in 1997.
This photograph by Naoya Ikegami was used on the cover of the 2009 album The Crying Light by Antony and the Johnsons.

    Butoh founder dies

    Tuesday 8 June 2010

    Kazuo Ohno came to dance late in life – making his first public performance at the age of 43. In his 50s he was one of the founders of the the Japanese dance form butoh (dance of darkness), an art form whi… Continue Reading

  2. Mark Bruce Company in Love and War at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 8 June 2010Performance 3 - 5 June 2010

    ‘The idea is fun, but the production is aimlessly hard to follow.’  

  3. Tim Etchells & Fumiyo Ikeda

    Tuesday 8 June 2010

    Directed by Etchells and performed as a solo by Ikeda, in pieces combines movement, dance, written text and improvised speech to explore the concept of memory, of remembering and forgetting, as experiences are … Continue Reading

  4. Michael Clark Company in come, been and gone at Barbican

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 8 June 2010Performance continues to 12 June

    “What distinguishes Clark’s work and keeps audiences returning is not just the decibel load or the rude-boy gags but the combining of these with a rigorous dance puritanism.” 

  5. Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 8 June 2010Performance in rep until 11 June 2010

    “Four years on from its premiere, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma is still a thrilling prospect: otherworldly, visceral, knockout sexy.” 

  6. Michael Clark Company in come, been and gone at Barbican

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Tuesday 8 June 2010Performance continues to 12 June

    “His maverick talent is blissfully intact, producing dance of a rare individuality in our age of identikit choreography, deftly allying his classical ballet roots with a rich creative flow all of his own.”  

  7. Electric Hotel at Goods Way, King's Cross, NW1

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 8 June 2010Performance 2 - 26 June 2010

    “Like the film work of David Lynch, to which it’s more than a little indebted, Electric Hotel is long on suggestive atmosphere and short on explanation, but razor-sharp performances by the dancers ensure an eerily compelling experience.” 

  8. Royal Ballet, New Works. 'Trip Trac' Chor: Slava Samodurov. Dancers: Melissa Hamilton and Valeri Hristov. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

    Royal Ballet in New Works at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 7 June 2010 — Performance: 3 - 5 June 2010

    Reviewed: 4 June An outlet for the choreographic expression of dancers has long been an essential addendum to the season in most major dance companies. If there’s anything that illuminates ballet as a prof… Continue Reading

  9. Cia de Dança Deborah Colker, 'Cruel'

    Friday 4 June 2010

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  10. Paco Pena 'Flamenco sin Fronteras'

    Friday 4 June 2010

    Legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña returns to Sadler’s Wells with his latest show Flamenco sin Fronteras, directed by Jude Kelly.Paco Peña explores the many dance styles that emerged through the mig… Continue Reading

  11. Mark Bruce Company 'Love and War' 3-5 June. The Place. Photo: Stephen Berkeley-White

    Mark Bruce Company in Love and War at The Place

    Lise Smith, Friday 4 June 2010 — Performance: 3 - 5 June 2010

    Reviewed: 3 June The experience of walking into The Place Robin Howard Theatre and discovering the seats are not in their usual arrangement is genuinely disorientating. *Love and War* _opens the _Square Dances s… Continue Reading

  12. This Is The Place at The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Friday 4 June 2010Performance 20 - 22 May 2010

    “ You could have toasted muffins on the warmth of feeling generated by the mix of filmed reminiscence and live vintage dance extracts that filled the best part of three hours. Heady, happy days.” 

  13. Rambert Dance Company in The Art of Touch / RainForest / A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Friday 4 June 2010Performance 25 - 29 May 2010

    “Locked into a series of mysterious internal rhythms, dancers scoot through the cloudbanks of pillows – while determinedly oblivious of them – maintaining meticulous poses. Steep balances involve a raised foot as carefully pointed as any ballerina’… 

  14. Royal Ballet in Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 4 June 2010Performance in rep until 11 June 2010

    “Each movement of Bizet’s score has a new ballerina. Sarah Lamb’s delicate musical timing lights up the first movement, with Marianela Nuñez dreamily open in the second. Yuhui Choe and Sergei Polunin are light and gleeful in the third, while Laura M… 

  15. Michael Clark Company 'come, been and gone' 3-12 June. Barbican. Photo: Jake Walters

    Dance and Fashion

    Friday 4 June 2010

    “Last year’s centenary of the first Ballets Russes opera and ballet performances in Paris seems to have inspired both designers and choreographers, leading to a new fusion of fashion and dance.”… Continue Reading

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