November 2013

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Friday 8 November 2013Performance 6 - 10 November 2013

    His take on tango is a sweetly melancholic love letter that only gently pulls apart tradition. It’s a welcome revision of stage tango.  

  2. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Milonga - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 November 2013Performance 6 - 10 November 2013

    The joy of Milonga lies in this fine line between homage and innovation. Working with 10 professional tango dancers, Cherkaoui gives full rein to their swivelling legwork and virtuosity. But with two contemporary dancers also in the cast, he’s continually pushing… 

  3. Richard Alston - Britten Sinfonia - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 8 November 2013Performance 6 - 9 November 2013

    Very different the performance of Les Illuminations, tremendous music tremendously played, and tremendously sung by Robin Tritschler. Here is Alston at his most penetrating..  

  4. Richard Alston Dance Company 'Phaedra' featuring Allison Cook & Ihsaan de Banya Photo: Tony Nandi

    Richard Alston Britten Sinfonia - Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 8 November 2013 — Performance: 6 - 9 November 2013

    I have to thank Richard Alston for a new appreciation of Britten - he is an alchemist here, magically bringing this strangely life-affirming music into beautiful pictures and patterns of movement... Continue Reading

  5. Still from Bertie's 'La Vida Longa' (Big Dance Shor,t 2012)

    The UK-BRAZIL dance connection - on film

    Friday 8 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Big Dance Shorts - five new dance film projects based on the creative relationship between Brazil & the UK to be shown on Channel 4 & to live audiences during Big Dance week 2014 - have been announced  Continue Reading

  6. Rocio Molina - nominated for OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE -  MODERN. Photo: Felix Vazquez

    National Dance Awards 2013

    Friday 8 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    The National Dance Awards 2013 will be announced today (Mon 27 Jan) at lunchtime. Full list of nominees here...  Continue Reading

  7. Richard Alston - Britten Sinfonia - Barbican

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 7 November 2013Performance 6 - 9 November 2013

    When Richard Alston began choreographing in 1968, his witty, abstract dances were in conscious rebellion against the Martha Graham school of high expressionism that then prevailed. But in his latest work… Alston comes as close to a Graham work as he has ever made.  

  8. Richard Alston - Britten Sinfonia - Barbican

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 7 November 2013Performance 6 - 9 November 2013

    Attaching dance so intently and unselfconsciously to music is, these days, rather unfashionable… Alston’s language hasn’t radically changed over the past 20 years. But what he does, he does so beautifully. Revel in it.  

  9. Richard Alston - Britten Sinfonia - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Ivan Hewett, Telegraph, Thursday 7 November 2013Performance 6 - 9 November 2013

    Best of all was Phaedra, where soprano Allison Cook was immersed in the dance, and became part of it. She caught wonderfully the queen’s distracted passion, her lonely figure hemmed in by a sea of accusing dancers, as implacable as a Greek chorus.  

  10. Earthfall - Chelsea Hotel - Riverside Studios

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 6 November 2013Performance 5 - 16 November 2013

    I love the way Earthfall’s fine performers get under the skin of the different residents. Ros Haf Brooks switches from fey, flighty girl in a Victorian dress to a leather-coated dominatrix without a hint of cliché.  

  11. Earthfall - Chelsea Hotel - Riverside Studios

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 6 November 2013Performance 5 - 16 November 2013

    For history buffs, there are clear references to the hotel’s actual past, woven into the recorded text and in some of the movement’s imagery. But what makes this small-scale show feel so large and resonant is the detailed eloquence of the live performances.  

  12. Rachel Riley & Pasha Kovalev. Photo: BBC

    Strictly with Vikki - Halloween week

    Wednesday 6 November 2013 by Vikki Jane Vile

    We are nearly at the half way point of the series which means 'Journeys' are starting to emerge, although it hasn’t been a vintage year so far for the much loved 'Emotional Rollercoaster'… Continue Reading

  13. David Dawson - back at the Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 5 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    He's London born, Royal Ballet trained,a celebrated choreographer in Europe - but rarely seen here. This weekend Covent Garden sees his first commission - 'The Human Seasons' Continue Reading

  14. Sadler's Wells. Photo: Belinda Lawley

    Sadler's Wells announced plans for a fourth space

    Tuesday 5 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    A new 500-seat venue for London specifically designed to present new, mid-scale contemporary work is part of an ambitious ten year plan announced this morning...  Continue Reading

  15. Drew McOnie

    The McOnie Company

    Monday 4 November 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Drew McOnie's aims to bridge the gap between musical theatre and pure dance with his new theatre–dance company. His first production premieres at the Leicester Curve early next year, before coming to … Continue Reading

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