October 2012

  1. Lez Brotherston designs for dance

    Sunday 14 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Matthew Bourne's designer Lez Brotherston takes Judith Mackrell through the collaborative creative process as she tries to keep up with the ever-changing ideas for Bourne's latest production, Sleeping Beauty. Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 14 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    As Odile, Osipova is on more familiar ground, cutting loose with a display of minxy mischief culminating in fouettés of eye-popping speed and virtuosity.  

  3. Dance Umbrella: Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion / Beth Gill

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 14 October 2012Performance 10 October 2012

    Dance is in thrall to fashion just as much as clothing and product design are, and to judge by this year’s Dance Umbrella edit, it too is undergoing a Seventies and early-Eighties moment.  

  4. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Sunday 14 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    it was astute, displaying the company’s star-power, its corps, and even fledgelings from the RB School, at the life-enhancing peak of their powers.  

  5. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 'Tuplet'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 12 October 2012 — Performance: 11 - 13 October 2012

    This first UK sighting of the latest in a long line of hip dance companies to emerge from the New York scene has been eagerly anticipated.  Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 12 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    Partnered by Carlos Acosta, Osipova showed us an Odette drenched in sorrow, an Odile of malign power. About her dancing there can be little criticism  

  7. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 12 October 2012Performance 11 - 13 October 2012

    the pieces shared a common trait: each dissociated sound, light and action, so that the dancers appeared as just one medium among several.  

  8. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 12 October 2012Performance 11 - 13 October 2012

    New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet hit the spot in their UK debut, with a crack team of performers juicily tackling the stuff of life and death and dance.  

  9. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Mixed Bill - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 12 October 2012Performance 11 - 13 October 2012

    Like many Shechter pieces it starts with a good joke; like all of them it is propelled by his own music and works through a series of groupings that move in and out of focus. The movement is thrillingly complex, as the dancers seem to battle against life’s alienating… 

  10. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 11 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    as Odile, she [Osipova] not only delivers every double fouetté but every balance with gleeful panache: she toys wickedly with her music, and as she taunts the court with the mocking gleam of her face, she appears as invincible as she is irresistible. 

  11. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 11 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    Osipova is not merely a world-class, instinctive technician (though she is supremely that), but specifically a performer who, by some strange magic, appears to find it easier to be off the ground than on it  

  12. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company

    Cedar Lake arrive in London

    Wednesday 10 October 2012

    A New York based company, dancing mostly European work, arrive in London for the first time this week.Judith Mackrell talks to Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer and Crystal Pite – one of the choreographers whos… Continue Reading

  13. Andros Zins-Browne 'The Host'  Photo:   Raymond Mallentjer

    Dance Umbrella: Andros Zins-Browne / Mette Edvardsen

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Wednesday 10 October 2012 — Performance: 5 October 2012

    This year’s Dance Umbrella programme definitely feels like a curated affair... The feeling is that of a gallery exhibition, sleekly designed to focus on process and the formal questions fundamental to choreography. Continue Reading

  14. Karen Napier

    New Chief Executive for English National Ballet

    Tuesday 9 October 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Karen Napier will be leaving her role as Associate Dean at London Business School to work alongside Tamara Rojo from February next year. Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4, Evening Standard, Tuesday 9 October 2012Performance in rep until 24 November 2012

    Nuñez’s arrival moves things into a different dimension. She’s a glacial swan maiden, stretching out her crystal-clear lines to fill every corner of the music, with a stillness at the centre as if her heart is locked in a block of ice.  

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