July 2010

  1. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 15 & 16 July 2010

    ‘..what starts out as a dullish event ends up with us on the edge of our seats.’  

  2. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 15 & 16 July 2010

    ‘This was a performance of the highest standards, not least from the corps of Wilis, the souls of jilted brides dancing as one with impeccable style; such cohesion and engagement are rare indeed.’  

  3. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 15 & 16 July 2010

    ‘Compared with its so-so Swan Lake, which opened its two-week visit to the Coliseum, The Mikhailovksy Ballet has a near perfect Giselle. I say near because the acting is occasionally hammy and one or two of the costumes are garish.’  

  4. Latitude in Sadler's Wells programme at Henham Park, Suffolk

    Press Review Nosheen Iqbal, Guardian, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 16 - 18 July 2010

    ?Special mention here goes to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, whose dance double-bill ? Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Nijinsky-inspired Pr?lude ? l’apr?s-midi d’un faune and a reprise of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake ? transformed a floating platform on the l… 

  5. Latitude in Sadler's Wells programme at Henham Park, Suffolk

    Press Review Neil McCormick, Telegraph, Monday 19 July 2010Performance 16 - 18 July 2010

    ?The first thing I saw as I arrived at Latitude was Sadler?s Wells ballet company staging Swan Lake on a platform on a river, a dancing, dying swan surrounded by reeds and rippling water?  

  6. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 16 July 2010Performance 14 - 17 July 2010

    ‘This first full-length work by Hofesh Shechter is driven by the beat. Dancers lope and stamp through folk-inflected steps, picked out by spotlights or vanishing into blackness. Shechter adds winding Eastern lines, thunderous drums and electric guitar, but it… 

  7. 'Cut - but don't kill'

    Friday 16 July 2010

    Leading figures in the arts world yesterday responded to the imminent cuts of 25% to arts investment threatened by government. ‘The directors of the Tate, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Compa… Continue Reading

  8. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ismene Brown, ArtsDesk, Friday 16 July 2010Performance 14 - 17 July 2010

    ‘In the middle of the pulverisingly loud and utterly thrilling experience that is Hofesh Shechter’s new production Political Mother, I wished suddenly that all dancers could come and see this piece, see what clarion theatre dance can be.’ 

  9. Dance at Latitude 2010. Top: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's 'Faun'
Below: Will Tuckett's Pleasure's Progress'

    Dance at Latitude

    Friday 16 July 2010

    If you’re at the Suffolk festival this weekend look out for dance presented by Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House. Sadler’s Wells takes to The Waterfront Stage on Saturday (2.30pm –… Continue Reading

  10. Hofesh Shechter 'Political Mother'

    Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Thursday 15 July 2010 — Performance: 14 - 17 July 2010

    *Political Mother* _is like an assault. It’s a challenge on the senses, on humanity and on dance audiences. Hofesh Shechter has not created a work to equal _*In your rooms/Uprising* it’s a totally ne… Continue Reading

  11. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    “The orchestra is impressive, the corps well-drilled – but there’s some shockingly weak dancing from soloists, with a general lack of pace and atmosphere.”  

  12. Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 14 - 17 July 2010

    “Shechter’s achievement is to show war’s utter futility by conflating the seemingly disparate synchronicities of battle with the gestures of religion.”  

  13. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    “the new-ish production has appealing sets and costumes. Despite this, the Mikhailovsky’s lead dancers were so ill-matched, and such idiosyncratic performers, that its merits counted for little.”  

  14. Dance gets popular

    Thursday 15 July 2010

    With the excitement of Big Dance, StreetDance 3D, and various summer outdoor performances, Judith Mackrell asks; what’s next for dance?, “Britain’s new dance culture has to fight, as well as ha… Continue Reading

  15. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 9 & 10 July 2010

    Nederlands Dans Theater can be inspiring, tantalising and frustrating in equal measure.”  

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