October 2008

  1. The Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance in Rites & Les Presages at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 7 - 11 Oct 08

    ‘to an exemplary degree, the choreography feels shaped from the inside out – its massed organic forms, swarming couplings, and flickering shaman figure charged with true imaginative logic. This may not be one of the great versions of Rite, largely because … 

  2. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 2 & 3 Oct 08

    ‘the new piece Blow Over, typified for me Alston’s limitations. It is beautiful and beautifully organised but it never breaks outside the box of its own tasteful constraint.’  

  3. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Programme 2- CRWDSPCR, XOVER, Split Sides at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 3 - 4 Oct 08

    ‘[Split Sides] In the sequence picked on Friday, it achieved a kind of radiant richness, so perfect and so dense it was hard to believe they had been chosen by chance – or to hold in your head all the other possibilities of beauty there might have been.’  

  4. The Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance in Rites & Les Presages at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 7 - 11 Oct 08

    ‘As it is a joint venture with Bangarra Dance Theatre, which identifies itself as Aboriginal, and Stephen Page, its choreographer, identifies his style as drawing on 40,000 years of Australian indigenous culture, it’s best to conclude that over 40,000 years d… 

  5. The Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance in Rites & Les Presages at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 7 - 11 Oct 08

    ‘Les Présages, which opens this double bill, is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate an extraordinary example of 1930s choreography.’  

  6. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbankcentre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 10 October 2008Performance 4 & 5 Oct 08

    ‘There’s a lively confidence to Scottish Ballet’s latest bill. The repertory is uneven, but the dancers are bold.’  

  7. Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On at Chisenhale Dance Space

    Rebecca Goor, Friday 10 October 2008 — Performance: 26 September 2008

    The Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On, opened the weekend’s entertainment with the choreography of Lina Patterson. ‘M‘ promised inspiration from Greek mythology through guilt, passion, frustration… Continue Reading

  8. Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On at Chisenhale Dance Space

    Debbie Shine , Friday 10 October 2008 — Performance: 27 September 2008

    Udifydance presented PLeX, duet choreographed & performed by Chay Burrows and Christopher Reynolds. The sheer physicality of these two men dancing in perfect sync with each other, reacting to each other and … Continue Reading

  9. The Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance in Rites & Les Presages at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 8 October 2008 — Performance: 7 - 11 Oct 08

    This important visit of The Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre to Sadler’s Wells is significant for two very different reasons; in a sense it shows both sides of the coin in the influences that h… Continue Reading

  10. The Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance in Rites & Les Presages at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 8 October 2008Performance 7 - 11 Oct 08

    ‘Page’s idea is potent. He envisions Rite as the forces that shape Australia ancient landscape, and the design and mood do give a sense of the vast, inhospitable Outback. What you don’t get is a sense of nature’s power and mystery.’  

  11. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 2: ‘Six Fold Illuminate/Commedia/Fools’ Paradise’ at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Wednesday 8 October 2008Performance 24 - 27 Sep 08

    ‘The title [Fool’s Paradise’] suggests love – or at least the sumptuous delusion of putting yourself in another’s hands. Wheeldon lets Wendy Whelan, NYCB’s steeliest ballerina, be vulnerable. When lifted, she kinks her knees as if crav… 

  12. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Programme 1 – Crises/Xover/Biped at Barbican

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Wednesday 8 October 2008Performance 30 Sep - 4 Oct 08

    ‘Crises looks brilliantly weird today, so I can’t imagine how strange it would have seemed in 1960.’ 

  13. Nigel Charnock in Stupid Men at The Place

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 7 October 2008 — Performance: 6 & 7 Oct 08

    It would be all too easy to take offence at elements of this improvised mayhem by Charnock and his little band of self-confessed ‘stupid men’ (Adrian Howells, Mike Winter and Itay Yatuv); as acknowle… Continue Reading

  14. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbankcentre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 4 & 5 Oct 08

    ‘Their three-part programme was a bold mix of fast-paced athleticism, gutsy dancing and genuine experiment, all well danced, but it was much too long. ‘  

  15. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 2 & 3 Oct 08

    ‘Alston is our most musical choreographer, a man whose astute awareness of music allows his movement to plug into rhythm and melody simultaneously.’  

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