June 2013

  1. Meryl Tankard's 'The Oracle' - dancer Paul White. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Meryl Tankard - The Oracle -Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Sanjoy Roy, Monday 3 June 2013 — Performance: 31 May 2013

    This is a mighty, and mightily disturbing piece, even – perhaps especially – when it has finished and the cathartic applause begins...  Continue Reading

  2. Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    The rigours of Stravinsky’s compositions, their unfailing clarity and motive power, their grandeur and suitability for dancing – as Balanchine proved – are everywhere ignored in this stupefying exercise in guess-work.  

  3. Meryl Tankard - The Oracle -Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance 31 May 2013

    White’s movements becomes distorted and hobbled, a piercing parallel of Nijinsky’s retreat into madness. And in his final, lung-bursting, convulsive leap, we can almost believe White is channelling Nijinsky’s performances of Petrushka, a tormented sou… 

  4. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 2 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Raven Girl has structural issues, but moment to moment it’s still a delight. I loved Cowley’s masked and darkly glinting Raven, and Lamb’s remote, mysterious glamour is perfectly deployed in the title role.  

  5. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 2Louise Levene, Telegraph, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Sarah Lamb was sure and smiling in the opening allegro vivo; Yuhui Choe and Steven McRae sparkled in the third moment; and there was a luminous adagio from Marianela Nuñez  

  6. Akram Khan Company - iTMOi - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance 28 May - 1 June 2013

    As ever, Khan’s dancers move with a wild and thrashing energy, sometimes impressively in sync. And tiny Ching-Ying Chien, as the Isaac figure, does almost dance herself to death.  

  7. Royal Ballet - Raven Girl/Symphony in C - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Jenny Gilbert, Independent, Saturday 1 June 2013Performance in rep until 8 June 2013

    Yet for all its flaws, which can be tweaked, McGregor has achieved something rare: daring in its simplicity, yet deliciously layered.  

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