June 2014

  1. Alexander Campbell, Solomon Golding, Matthew Ball and Nicol Edmonds in 'Connectome'. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    Royal Ballet - Connectome / The Dream / The Concert - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 6 June 2014 — Performance: 31 May - 13 June 2014

    It’s a rare occurrence these days to find new ballets in which all the collaborative creative elements come together with an equal force but Marriott and his team have achieved that level of excellence. Continue Reading

  2. Dancers stand up to Coca Cola

    Friday 6 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Coca-Cola were intending to feature professional dancers in their new flash-mob advert, but The Stage reports on why they were forced to cancel... Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - Draftworks - Linbury Studio, ROH

    Press Review 3Louise Levene, Financial Times, Friday 6 June 2014Performance 2 - 4 June 2014

    Company soloist Kenta Kura offered DW2, a bright and musical response to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E. Francesca Hayward and her three partners had fun with the classical vocabulary as they glided in and out of a fluent series of duets and quartets that made exce… 

  4. Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Niteroi - CRACKz - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 6 June 2014Performance 3 - 4 June 2014

    The unflinching, experimental spirit of this work is typical of Beltrão, who is one of the most intelligently creative choreographers in the hip-hop world. But while Crackz has some astonishing moments and is brilliantly danced, there is nowhere near enough richness and… 

  5. Ballet Ireland - Carmen - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 6 June 2014Performance 3 - 4 June 2014

    Carmen (Zoe Ashe-Browne) is a convincing study in ironic, restless attitude, with a studiedly seductive way of smoking a cigarette. But as the ballet progresses, the choreography’s dance limitations become exposed. The ensemble sequences flag; the love duets rarely… 

  6. Photo: Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere

    Mickael Marso Riviere - Matches / Halfway to the Other Side - The Place

    Samantha Whitaker, Thursday 5 June 2014 — Performance: 4 June 2014

    - two collaborations, two very different duets, but with one important thing in common: together these artists are breaking boundaries, deconstructing hip hop movement & forging a new path for urban dance...  Continue Reading

  7. Adrienne Canterna

    Adrienne Canterna

    Thursday 5 June 2014 by Carmel Smith

    Adrienne Canterna is the choreographer and only female artist dancing in Rock the Ballet, the show she has developed with Director (and husband) Rasta Thomas for their New York based company, The Bad Boys of Dan… Continue Reading

  8. Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Niteroi 'Crackz' Photo: Tito lacerda

    Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Niteroi - CRACKz - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 5 June 2014 — Performance: 3 - 4 June 2014

    Members of Bruno Beltrao’s company appear to be hurled across the stage by some mighty force. The speed with which they travel as they perform one handed capoeira handstands & barrel jumps is unbelievable. Continue Reading

  9. Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Niteroi - Crackz - Sadlers Wells

    Press Review 2Rachel Ward, The Telegraph, Thursday 5 June 2014Performance 3 - 4 June 2014

    The performance is thoughtful and consistent and moves with purpose, but the repetition soon becomes banal. At one point the lighting is reduced to a low, blood-red glare which crushes the flare and energy. 

  10. Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Niteroi - Crackz - Sadlers Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 4 June 2014Performance 3 - 4 June 2014

    Beltrão’s language is hip hop, but the execution is pure contemporary dance. He strips out hip hop’s feelgood, party vibe and takes us on a darker path. In shadow and spotlight, the 13 dancers swarm onto the stage in tightly twisting turns and fractured phrases, spi… 

  11. Royal Ballet - Connectome / The Dream / The Concert - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 4 June 2014Performance 31 May - 13 June 2014

    Marriott mixes strong classical instinct with polite modernity. The danger is it can fade into the bland, and the rather overused Arvo Pärt soundtrack doesn’t help. Osipova bursts with emotion as ever. Even the smallest gesture comes fully loaded — there’s no doub… 

  12. Matthew Golding - the new Acosta?

    Wednesday 4 June 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Canadian dancer Matthew Golding is one of the Royal Ballet’s newest acquisitions – and tipped as possible successor to Carlos Acosta, who recently announced his retirement from ballet next year. Previously … Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet - Connectome / The Dream / The Concert - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 2 June 2014Performance 31 May - 13 June 2014

    Alastair Marriott’s Connectome, which premiered at Covent Garden on Saturday, is the sombre centrepiece of an otherwise effervescently playful triple bill. 

  14. Royal Ballet - Connectome / The Dream / The Concert - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 2 June 2014Performance 31 May - 13 June 2014

    Devlin’s overhanging forest of slender, silver columns and video images that map the brain’s wiring, all convey the unseen forces that make us who we are. And Marriott enriches the visual design with his own dance patterns, a network of visual and rhythmic co… 

  15. Rosas 'Vortex Temporum' Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

    Rosas and Ictus - Vortex Temporum - Sadler's Wells

    Sanjoy Roy, Monday 2 June 2014 — Performance: 27 - 29 May 2014

    De Keersmaeker is interested in the interactions of textures and timbres, pitch and position, in temporal intervals and spatial harmonics, in the synergies between playing and moving... Continue Reading

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