February 2014

  1. Probe - Running on Empty - Soho Theatre

    Press Review 3Keith Watson, Metro, Friday 7 February 2014Performance 4 - 16 February 2014

    When they do get the chance to throw off these shackles and express their combative relationship in sheer physical terms, the pair make a fine fist of things. One dynamic section set to the flailing of electric guitar riffs sees the night come alive, Grove and Cooke wh… 

  2. The Merchants of Bollywood - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Telegraph, Wednesday 5 February 2014Performance 28 January - 15 February 2014

    It was a rainy afternoon in February, but the packed house – a marketing manager’s dream mix of age, sex and ethnicity – was actually dancing in the aisles.  

  3. Dame Antoinette Sibley. Photo F.A., courtsey RAD

    An Afternoon with Dame Antoinette Sibley

    Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Laura Dodge

    “Both Fred & Kenneth had a deep love & understanding for dancers. They could draw out everyone's best qualities. Both were unbelievable to work with. And there was Cranko too.." Continue Reading

  4. Rachel Krische. Photo: Elliott Franks

    Siobhan Davies Dance - Table of Contents - ICA

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 4 February 2014 — Performance: 8 - 19 January 2014

    Writing this notice requires me to break the golden rule of criticism since I appeared in the performance that I'm about to review..Conflict of interests readily confessed! Continue Reading

  5. Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse 'enfant'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 4 February 2014 — Performance: 29 & 30 January 2014

    According to Boris Charmatz, the body of the child is a problem. Or he is at least viscerally introducing the idea that its vulnerable physicality can be seen as a kind of symbolic social or cultural problem... Continue Reading

  6. Ivan Putrov in Kasian Goleizovsky’s 'Narcisse'. Photo: John Ross

    Ivan Putrov - Men in Motion - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 3 February 2014 — Performance: 30 - 31 January 2014

    Putrov the producer deserves enormous praise and respect for putting together a huge show - including three excellent world premieres by choreographers of note - so successfully.  Continue Reading

  7. Daria Klimentova & Vadim Muntagirov in English National Ballet's 'Tribute to Nureyev' programme, July 2013; Photo: John Ross

    Daria Klimentová to retire from English National Ballet

    Monday 3 February 2014 by Graham Watts

    - at the end of this season. Final appearances with Vadim Muntagirov in Manchester and at the Royal Albert Hall have been confirmed. Continue Reading

  8. The Merchants of Bollywood - Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 3 February 2014Performance 28 January - 15 February 2014

    Made in Australia and populated with Bollywoodland’s brightest starlets, it erases its cultural authenticity to appeal to an international audience… The fusion of traditional dance, disco, streetdance and ballroom is strictly banghra pantomime.  

  9. Birmingham Royal Ballet - The Prince of the Pagodas - The Lowry, Salford

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 3 February 2014Performance 30 January - 1 February

    Certainly this version gives him numerous advantages, not least in liberating Belle (engagingly danced by Momoko Hirata) into a more interestingly active heroine. It also provides him with a variety of ways with which to fill the less obviously dance-friendly sections … 

  10. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Apocrifu - Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Telegraph, Sunday 2 February 2014Performance 24 - 25 January 2014

    The dancers display diverse movement styles: Cherkaoui is seemingly boneless, his body folding and spindling like a puppet’s, Shuto is a tautly centred ballet dancer, and Jourde a muscular circus performer. These differences must be negotiated and reconciled if t… 

  11. Ivan Putrov - Men in Motion - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Telegraph, Sunday 2 February 2014Performance 30 - 31 January 2014

    Marco Goecke’s Äffi, danced by Stuttgart Ballet’s Marijn Rademaker to three fatalistic Johnny Cash songs, is a knockout. Rademaker’s body, stripped to the waist, and facing upstage for much of the piece, seems to crawl with an addict’s twitchy,… 

  12. Ivan Putrov - Men in Motion - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Saturday 1 February 2014Performance 30 - 31 January 2014

    Adagio, the solo Muntagirov dances… is just one of 15 pieces in a very mixed bill covering a century of dance but the highlights are mostly the new commissions… There are a couple of bum notes, and maybe a few too many works on the bill, but Putrov generall… 

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