April 2011

  1. The Place Prize Finals 2011. From top: Riccardo Buscarini & Antonio de la Fe Guedes, Ben Duke & Raquel Meseguer, Frauke Requardt & Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Eva Recacha.

    The Place Prize Finals at The Place

    Katie Fish, Friday 8 April 2011 — Performance: 6 - 16 April 2011

    Reviewed: 6 April After a long awaited interval of six months since the semi-finals in September, The Place Prize Finals have landed. The four finalists, chosen from sixteen selected competitors, now have ten p… Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet Creates
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet at Apple Store

    Friday 8 April 2011

    Head along to the Apple Store in Covent Garden this Saturday (9 April), check out the new i-pads and help Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer Kristen McNally out with her new ballet!She will be there with four… Continue Reading

  3. The Place Prize Finals at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 7 April 2011Performance 6 - 16 April 2011

    ‘..for me, on opening night the numbers were brutal: 43% voted for the work I admired least, just 12% for the one I wanted to win.That was Begin to Begin – a meticulously crafted, beautifully performed trio by Eva Rechaca’  

  4. And they're off!

    Thursday 7 April 2011

    The Finals of The Place Prize 2011 is underway, with four new dance works commissioned for the Prize performed nightly from now until Saturday 16 April (excluding Sunday 10th). The finalists are Eva Recacha with… Continue Reading

  5. 'Afterlight'

    Russell Maliphant Company in Afterlight at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 5 April 2011 — Performance: 4 & 5 April 2011

    Reviewed*: 4 April 2011* Apparently, Channel 4 is going to give up the seemingly endless list of List shows (you know the sort of thing, The 50 Greatest Comedy Falls etc) that have become standard Bank Holiday s… Continue Reading

  6. Crafting ballet

    Monday 4 April 2011

    *Royal Ballet choreographer and character artist Will Tuckett and Principal Zenaida Yanowsky are the latest in a series of dance artists to make work in response to Shadow Spans – an installation at the W… Continue Reading

  7. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 4 April 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘Three creations offer a continuing flow of dance ideas that exploit and explore ideals of male dancing that Nunn and Trevitt admirably revealed in their decade of work together.’  

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Cinderella at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 4 April 2011Performance 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

    ‘As the put-upon skivvy she [Elisha Willis] spends much of the ballet barefoot and scrubbed of make-up, but she knows exactly how to shape Bintley’s steps into a poignant statement of her situation.’ 

  9. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 4 April 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘The evening’s strong point is its clever framing – around the three dance works are a faintly folky guitar solo, a short film about creating The Talent, and an impressive film installation at the start of Jarek Cemerek’s ballet.’  

  10. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 1 April 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    “Void is a confrontational dance, with an urban edge. It opens with a terrific film noir video sequence, snatches of this choreography filmed at night on London streets.”  

  11. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Cinderella at London Coliseum

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 1 April 2011Performance 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

    “Bintley is not only a fine choreographer he has a consummate grasp of theatre and stagecraft.”  

  12. Phyllis Bedells Bursary. John Rhys Halliwell, Jean Bedells, Jonathan Cope, Therese Cantine

    Phyllis Bedells Bursary 2011

    Friday 1 April 2011

    The Phyllis Bedells Bursary have announced the winner of the 2011 competition as sixteen-year-old John Rhys Halliwell. Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young D… Continue Reading

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