October 2013

  1. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Atomos - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 10 October 2013Performance 9 - 12 October 2013

    Its subject, I think, is the nature of the body itself – what it means to be human and to move as a human being in a world in which the choreographer can enlist a computer as a co-creator. It doesn’t necessarily answer that question, and there are points en route w… 

  2. Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Atomos - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 10 October 2013Performance 9 - 12 October 2013

    ..for those fascinated by sheer invention, there are dance ideas, too many to count, which are simply extraordinary: 10 bodies clumped together in a square of light, their slow hinging movement rising and falling like a collective breath; a single dancer balanced on on… 

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Hippodrome

    Press Review 5Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post, Thursday 10 October 2013Performance 9 - 12 October

    Go to see this ballet at your peril, for you risk falling under the spell of the most beautiful production of The Sleeping Beauty ever conceived, an experience which may haunt you for the rest of your life and which nowadays has rightly passed into legend.  

  4. Birmingham Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Hippodrome

    Press Review 5Kerry Assinder, Coventry Telegraph, Thursday 10 October 2013Performance 9 October

    This classical production of The Sleeping Beauty, created by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s former director Sir Peter Wright, is ballet on the grandest scale. The opulent set with its golden hue, designed by Philip Prowse, would be fitting any royal court, the fine costum… 

  5. Sylvie Guillem - BBC2, The Culture Show

    Press Review Ismene Brown, theartsdesk.com, Thursday 10 October 2013Performance 9 October

    The film of her performing showed her – at every age, from child to middle-aged woman – a hauntingly different kind of creature from anyone you have ever seen. You may see other ballerinas who are almost as slim and haughtily supple, but none gives such a d… 

  6. Rosas Danst Rosas remixed

    Wednesday 9 October 2013 by Lise Smith

    30 years ago, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's dance company Rosas put burst onto the international dance scene with its second production Rosas danst Rosas. This summer, the company invited people all over the … Continue Reading

  7. Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang. image: Paul Hampartsoumian

    Breakin' Convention's Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang win at Bessies

    Wednesday 9 October 2013 by Lise Smith

    Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang won in the Outstanding Performance category at the The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies) on Monday night with their duet AP15. Continue Reading

  8. Sylvie Guillem

    Sylvie Guillem , BBC2 10pm, tonight

    Wednesday 9 October 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Guillem is the subject of a Culture Show profile, which shows her touring '6,000 miles away' and becoming increasingly involved with the work of environmental campaigners Sea Shepherd Continue Reading

  9. Marcelo Evelin. Photo: Valerio Araujo

    Introducing Marcelo Evelin

    Tuesday 8 October 2013 by Donald Hutera

    Suddenly Everywhere is Black with People could turn out to be one of the most excitingly risky of the performance on the roster in Dance Umbrella 2013, writes Donald Hutera… The audience stands inside a ri… Continue Reading

  10. Rambert's new home, October 2013

    Open House at Rambert's new Southbank Home

    Tuesday 8 October 2013 by Carmel Smith

    For two weeks from Monday 2 December Rambert are throwing open their doors & inviting everyone in to tour the building, take part in a class, explore the archive, watch performances & more... Continue Reading

  11. Dance Umbrella 2013 -Ivo Dimchev/Dog Kennel Hill Project

    Press Review 2Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 7 October 2013Performance 5 - 6 October 2013

    The far fringes of experimental dance are dangerous territory: explorers there walk a tightrope between invention and pretension and are in constant peril of falling off.  

  12. Akram Khan - iTMOi (In The Mind Of Igor). Image: John Ross

    iTMOi wins Knight of Illumination theatre lighting award

    Monday 7 October 2013

    Fabiana Piccioli’s lighting design for Akram Khan’s iTMOi (In The Mind Of Igor) at Sadler’s Wells has won a prestigious Knight of Illumination Award. The awards, now in their sixth year, celebr… Continue Reading

  13. Dance films help to explain statistics for research

    Monday 7 October 2013 by Lise Smith

    Four short films explaining statistical concepts are lighting up YouTube, with thousands of video views to date. Lucy Irving from Middlesex University and Professor Andy Field from the University of Sussex were … Continue Reading

  14. Image: Andreas Brandl and Jurgen Knoth

    Alexander Wengler - Artistic Director, Nobulus

    Monday 7 October 2013

    Austrian urban dance company Nobulus is touring this autumn with Out Of the Shadow, a full-length performance telling an apocalyptic fable with a 10-strong acrobatic dance crew. First performed at Breakin’… Continue Reading

  15. Melt Down - Rosemary Lee. Image: Hugo Glendinning

    Twelve UK choreographers selected for Jerwood Choreographic Research Project

    Monday 7 October 2013 by Lise Smith

    Twelve projects have been selected to receive a share of £123,000 funding from the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project. Continue Reading

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