June 2012

  1. Flawless & English National Ballet 'Against Time'. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    Flawless/English National Ballet, Against Time at Hammersmith Apollo

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 5 June 2012 — Performance: 1 & 2 June 2012

    The street choreography – by Marlon ‘Swoosh’ Wallen - was at the top of its game with tight, slick harmonies peppered by explosive acrobatic tricks. But the ballet choreography was predictable … Continue Reading

  2. Wah! Wah! Girls - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard, Monday 4 June 2012Performance 24 May - 23 June 2012

    The tagline for this British-Asian musical is “Britain meets Bollywood”, although neither place emerges unscathed from an often confused confection.The redeeming feature of a cliché-ridden show is the joyous blend of classical and modern Indian choreography; the d… 

  3. Flawless/English National Ballet, Against Time at Hammersmith Apollo

    Press Review 2Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Monday 4 June 2012Performance 1 & 2 June 2012

    “…and never the twain shall meet” is the first reaction to this improbable yoking of modern street dance and classical ballet. Dance is nourished only by the innovators, visionaries and iconoclasts who seek to create something truly new – that is how the art fo… 

  4. Royal Ballet - The Prince of The Pagodas at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard, Monday 4 June 2012Performance 2, 6, 9, 13, 18, 21, 27, 29 June 2012

    Pagodas is an eccentric curio. But if you enjoy the styling — and subversion — of modern choreographers Matthew Bourne, DV8 and Javier Frutos, there’s much to enjoy.  

  5. Royal Ballet - The Prince of The Pagodas at the Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 4 June 2012Performance 2, 6, 9, 13, 18, 21, 27, 29 June 2012

    Kenneth MacMillan’s version, created for The Royal Ballet in in 1989, launched the career of Darcey Bussell but soon faded from the repertory. It’s easy to see why. Despite the music, sumptuous designs and a handful of striking dances, the ballet keeps losing its way.  

  6. Rambert - New Choreography

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 3 June 2012Performance 31 May 2012

    What’s admirable about Goddard is the way that he constantly and rigorously interrogates himself as an artist.  

  7. Mark Bruce Company - Made in Heaven - Wilton's Music Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 3 June 2012Performance 31 May - 2 June 2012

    To say that it has a story (sort of) and characters (sort of) and a smattering of speech makes it sound like a musical. Perish the thought. This is the most off-the-leash 70 minutes you are likely to witness on a British stage, complete with murder, incest, crooked cop… 

  8. Wah! Wah! Girls - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 2Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Friday 1 June 2012Performance 24 May - 23 June 2012

    The cast are game, and the show is at its best when it’s most Bollywood; wheneveryone dances, it suddenly sparks into energy, warmth and, on occasion, real joy. But the sound is often muddy, which does little to enhance a score that has its own layered richness, … 

  9. Julia Carruthers Q&A

    Friday 1 June 2012

    The one time Head of Dance & Performance of Southbank Centre has just programmed her first Dublin Dance Festival - "one of the things I like here, it really is 'cross art form'" Continue Reading

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