May 2011

  1. Vera Tussing & Albert Queseda 'Oh Souvenir'
Photo: Luc Depreitiere.

    Vera Tussing and Albert Quesada in Trilogy at The Place

    Katie Fish, Wednesday 11 May 2011 — Performance: 10 May 2011

    The three works that form Trilogy are intricately connected by two of the choreographers’ shared concerns: that together they create a ‘listening experience’ for the audience whereby the very d… Continue Reading

  2. 'Pina' - a film by Wim Wenders.

    Wim Wenders in Pina (3D) at Curzon Cinemas

    Carole Kew, Wednesday 11 May 2011 — Performance: April - May 2011

    The sudden loss of Pina Bausch two years ago left a momentary void in the lives of the many dance-goers who knew her work. No new vistas to explore with Pina and her dancers; a halt to the planned film collabora… Continue Reading

  3. 'The Ballroom Spy' - an exhibtion of paintings by Jack Vettriano & photos by Jeanette Jones.

    The Ballroom Spy

    Wednesday 11 May 2011

    An exhibition at Heartbreak, a new gallery based in a six-storey townhouse in Marylebone, features 12 new paintings by artist Jack Vettriano and over forty photographs by Jeannette Jones. _*The Ballroom Spy* _sh… Continue Reading

  4. Galina Ulanova - a Russian Ballet icon remembered

    Wednesday 11 May 2011

    As a star of the Bolshoi Ballet for 30 years_,_ Vladimir Vasiliev was one of the greatest male dancers of the late twentieth century. He shared one of the most enduring partnerships in ballet, being married to … Continue Reading

  5. Google's Martha Graham toolbar

    Google says happy birthday Martha!

    Wednesday 11 May 2011

    Who says modern dance isn’t mainstream? Google has an animated toolbar today to mark the 117th anniversary of one of its most influential figures – choreographer Martha Graham…www.google.com Continue Reading

  6. Big Dance Royal Flash Mob, 9 May 2011
Photo: Matt Sills

    Big Dance for the Queen

    Tuesday 10 May 2011

    Students on the Dance: Urban Practice course at the University of East London took part in The Big Dance Royal Flash Mob outside Buckingham Palace yesterday (Monday 9 May).**The event was planned to celebrate Th… Continue Reading

  7. Sonia Sabri Company 'Kathakbox' Photographer: Mahasiddhi

    Sonia Sabri Company in Kathakbox at The Place

    Lise Smith, Tuesday 10 May 2011 — Performance: 7 May 2011

    Sonia Sabri must have been filling in a lot of monitoring data forms recently. “Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British?” asks one of her dancers. “I’m from Birmingham! Which box do… Continue Reading

  8. The Merchants of Bollywood 2011

    Tuesday 10 May 2011

    A theatrical dance extravaganza, The Merchants of Bollywood charts the history of the world’s largest and most prolific film industry, and the dynasty of stars that have lit its way over generations. Catc… Continue Reading

  9. Big World Dance in Trafalgar Square, 10m July 2010
Photo:Kois Miah

    Looking forward to Big Dance 2012

    Monday 9 May 2011

    A mass dance in Trafalgar Square has become a regular fixture for the end of Big Dance week and next year’s event (which is part of the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad) takes place on Saturd… Continue Reading

  10. Tap Ole in Tapeando at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 3 - 7 May 2011

    ‘The saviour of the evening is Guillem Alonso, dancer and choreographer, whose artistry transcends the surrounding brouhaha and who, in a sand-dance, makes quiet marvels.’  

  11. Probe in May at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 4 & 5 May 2011

    ‘Taut, funny and acidly unsentimental, this is the kind of work that new British dance does best.’ 

  12. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    ‘A choreographer can be many things: creator, director, lightning conductor.Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who by birth straddles two cultures, Flemish and Moroccan, adds shapeshifter and chameleon to the mix, and sings his own music too, in Arabic and Latin.’ 

  13. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    ‘Though Pagés and Cherkaoui are both credited as directors and choreographers, she’s much more the dancing star, with Cherkaoui creating frames for her. Cherkaoui’s own dancing is distinctive, full of boneless wriggles and mooching pliés, but there… 

  14. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    ‘She is forever the fierce belle dame sans merci, he the clownish mooncalf, and we soon feel the absence of any real conceptual heft.’ 

  15. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 9 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    ‘They make an improbable pair – María Pagés an earthy flamenco dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui a contemporary dancer, as supple as a sapling. But they have one gift in common: exceptionally eloquent arms. In their spellbinding collaboration Dunas, it’… 

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