February 2011

  1. Photo credit: Myron Lodge-Birch, third year dance student at LIPA. Photographer: Chris Nash

    News: Launch 2011

    Tuesday 8 February 2011

    The Place and Dance UK present Launch 2011, a graduate career day. As new graduates face an increasingly competitive jobs market, Dance UK and The Place offer a lifeline of advice for final year dance students … Continue Reading

  2. Olivier Awards 2011

    News: Olivier Award nominations announced

    Monday 7 February 2011

    The awards organised by the Society of London Theatres (SOLT) will be presented as part of a special show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 13 March 2011. In a new partnership announced this morning the … Continue Reading

  3. American Ballet Theatre
Scene from Paul Taylor's 'Company B'
Sadler's Wells, 1 - 6 Feb 2011
Photo: Gene Shiavone

    Review: American Ballet Theatre in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 4 February 2011— Performance: 1 - 6 February 2011

    Reviewed: 2 February 2011 David Hallberg is the Mr Darcy of dance: a tall ‘danseur noble’ (aristocratic, even) with exceptionally fine line, grace and notably delicate feet; but one troubled by the … Continue Reading

  4. News: In search of the underground

    Friday 4 February 2011

    “If you write about it, it will no longer be the underground, will it?” said the director of the Chisenhale Dance Space, Bryony Kimmings. “So don’t do it. Stop it right now. Go AWAY!̶… Continue Reading

  5. Ballet Russes on film in British Pathe archive

    News: Ballet Russes - on film

    Friday 4 February 2011

    A unique piece of dance history on film came to light this week, when Susan Eastwood, a member of the London Ballet Circle found a short fragment of uncredited film in the British Pathe online archive and brough… Continue Reading

  6. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    “The dreadful clatter of saucepans hit by a child (“Mummy, I’m playing a drum!”) that is Donald Knaack’s Junk Music accompanies Twyla Tharp’s 1980s-modish and ferociously dated Known by Heart duet!  

  7. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    “Alexei Ratmansky’s new Seven Sonatas, which opened the company’s London season, has a virtuoso cast, but it’s never just a vehicle. This is a rich work, full of terrific dancing.”  

  8. Sadler's Wells Sampled at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 28-29 January 2011

    “Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun meant contemporary dance made the strongest impact. The piece updates the Nijinsky ballet, using both the Debussy score and extra music by Nitin Sawhney, James O’Hara encounters Daisy Phillips in a lush encounter in a for… 

  9. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    “The highlight of this first bill is Seven Sonatas, a craftsmanlike if just slightly overlong piece of neo-classicism from ABT artist in residence (and former Bolshoi Boss) Alexei Ratmansky”  

  10. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    “Together, this extraordinary hispanic duo [Herman Cornejo & Xiomara Reyes] make the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux blaze from the stage – you grin helplessly, and can barely resist the impulse to get up and join them.”  

  11. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 4 February 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘When the action moves on to the stage, there are longueurs, but there is also a striking avoidance of cliché, and the company brings a blazingly sincere life to it all’ [Void, by Jarek Cemerek]  

  12. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Louise Levene , Telegraph, Friday 4 February 2011Performance in rep until 8 April 2011

    “Zenaida Yanowsky’s understanding of the role(s) was evident at her debut over a decade ago, but her interpretation has deepened to create a heartbreaking reading, rich in nuance.”  

  13. News: Ballet Boyz

    Friday 4 February 2011

    As Ballet Boyz – the next generation, prepare for their upcoming tour, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt focus on The Talent that is their new young company, “They have unbelievable energy and potenti… Continue Reading

  14. Protein Dance in LOL (lots of love) at The Place & touring

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 February 2011Performance January - April 2011

    ‘In LOL (lots of love), he [Luca Silvestrini] takes on love and the social networks. And what makes this his best creation to date is not only the sparkle of the comedy, but the poignancy with which it is infused.’  

  15. American Ballet Theatre in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 February 2011Performance 1 - 6 February 2011

    ‘ABT’s dancers look like real people on stage, and Julie Kent is outstanding as the unwilling bride Caroline, all delicate, surface beauty and internal tumult.’ [Lilac Garden]  

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