July 2012

  1. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Palermo Palermo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 3 July 2012Performance 1 & 2 July 2012

    Every single one of them is magnificent, and wonderfully alive. Together with Bausch they have created moments that you carry with you and brood upon. This season has been an enriching and exhilarating ride  

  2. Jack Widdowson will return to the stage this Friday. Image: metro.co.uk

    From Paralysis to performance in just eight months

    Tuesday 3 July 2012 by Hannah Dye

    19 year old dancer Jack Widdowson returns to the stage this Friday after being left paralysed from an attack on a night out just eight months ago.  Continue Reading

  3. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Palermo Palermo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 2 July 2012Performance 1 & 2 July 2012

    This penultimate work in the current Pina Bausch season displays all the alienating and absurdist tendencies of Eighties Bausch. Self-flagellation? Check. Manhandling of women? Check. Eccentric tableaux, wild imagination, hitting the nail of human neuroses on the head?… 

  4. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Palermo Palermo' Photo: Jochen Viehoff

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Palermo Palermo - Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Monday 2 July 2012 — Performance: 1 & 2 July 2012

    The scenography may be alarming, but the work itself is full of an infectious vibrancy and humour. Compared with the clean stages and lithe solos of later works, 'Palermo Palermo' is full of constant action Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 2 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    Les Noces is notoriously difficult to perform (the cast as community rather than as individuals) but this Royal Ballet ensemble was superb, united in dynamics and devotedly expressive in shaping Nijinska’s masterpiece.  

  6. Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 2 July 2012Performance 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    I love the Royal for keeping this huge, difficult work in its repertory; I love, too, the decision to programme Les Noces alongside Ashton’s A Month in the Country: a very different portrait of a Russian marriage, with its own glimpse of hell.  

  7. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Too Mortal at St Mary's Church

    Press Review 4Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 2 July 2012Performance 28-30 June 2012

    Jeyasingh draws power from these overtones without being swept up by them; rather, the choreography engages its setting variously as support, constraint, spur or adversary.  

  8. Royal Ballet 'Les Noces' Christina Arestis & members of the company. Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Royal Ballet - triple bill - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 2 July 2012 — Performance: 30 June, 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2012

    There is nothing I can say to do justice to the evening’s superb climax in 'Les Noces'. This is one of the greatest works of dance to one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever composed.  Continue Reading

  9. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Wiesenland' Photo: Detlef Erler

    The many interpretations of Pina Bausch

    Monday 2 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    As the World Cities 2012 Season draws to a close Sarah Crompton reflects on the sheer length, breadth and depth of work presented by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at Sadler’s Wells and Barbican. ̶… Continue Reading

  10. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Água' Julie Shanahan Photo: Oliver Look

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Água -Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 2 July 2012 — Performance: 28 & 29 June 2012

    Given Bausch's tendency to sew the most perceptive & acerbic socio-political commentary into her work's fabric, there is a failure to get under the skin of São Paolo that is so palpable that … Continue Reading

  11. The Royal Ballet's 'Metamorphosis -Titian' Photo: Chris Nash.

    Watson and the Raw-Steel Goddess Robot

    Sunday 1 July 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Royal Ballet principal dancer Edward Watson and artist Conrad Shawcross play a central part to Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, a collaboration between the Royal Ballet and the National Gallery involving seven chore… Continue Reading

  12. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Bamboo Blues - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Sunday Independent, Sunday 1 July 2012Performance 21 & 22 June 2012

    Hair – women’s hair – is a feature in all Bausch’s work, a signifier not just of femininity, but of female power. Here, women not only use it as a fifth limb, but wash it, stroke it and weigh it – a nod to the trading value, in India, of all human material.  

  13. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Der Fensterputzer - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Sunday Independent, Sunday 1 July 2012Performance 18 & 19 June 2012

    The Hong Kong piece is certainly spectacular, set (by Peter Pabst) amid a 12ft mountain of scarlet peony blossoms, which the performers climb, burrow into, ski down and fling into the air as fireworks.  

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