November 2008

  1. DV8 in To Be Straight With You at National Theatre

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 7 November 2008Performance in rep to 15 Nov 08

    ‘Ankur Bahl has a magnificent monologue, twirling a skipping rope as he describes coming out to his father. The rope moves become more convoluted as the memories get more painful, but Bahl never falters.’ 

  2. DV8 in To Be Straight With You at National Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Friday 7 November 2008Performance in rep to 15 Nov 08

    ‘But what really switches the receptors on is the realisation that this isn’t just horrible stuff happening far away under mad, bad regimes. It is also happening here.’ 

  3. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits! at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 7 November 2008Performance 4-5 Nov 2008

    ‘You expect a greatest hits programme to look back. For these London dates, Balletboyz William Trevitt and Michael Nunn found both a touch of nostalgia and a nod to the future.’  

  4. Jasmin Vardimon Company in Yesterday at Peacock Theatre & on tour

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 7 November 2008Performance 19-21 Nov.08

    Performance at the Corn Exchange Newbury:‘Packed tight with striking images and fierce, sometimes funny and rarely tender actions, this production is both a distillation and an edgy, extremely clever refashioning of much of the work she has made to date.’ 

  5. Mark Morris Dance Group in Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare at Barbican Theatre

    Mary Kate Connolly, Friday 7 November 2008 — Performance: 5 - 8 Nov 2008

    When Sergei Prokofiev set about breathing musical life into Shakespeare‘s iconic young lovers, he envisioned them as star-crossed, but ultimately not ill-fated. Influenced perhaps by the political climate … Continue Reading

  6. Balletboyz in Greatest Hits! at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Graham Watts, Friday 7 November 2008 — Performance: 4-5 Nov 2008

    My best of the Ballet Boyz is easily found in the opening “track” of this ‘Greatest Hits’ ensemble – by the way, not exactly the same programme as at Sadler’s Wells in May … Continue Reading

  7. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Libby Costello, Sunday 2 November 2008 — Performance: in rep to 10 Nov 08

    The Royal Ballet’s Three Short Works are plotless, showcasing simplicity, artistic collaborations and grandeur. Balanchine opened and closed with two dramatically difference works, yet each utilized his tr… Continue Reading

  8. William Forsythe on Impressing the Czar

    Saturday 1 November 2008

    William Forsythe made Impressing the Czar for his company Ballett Frankfurt in 1988. It includes references to a dizzying array of dance and art since the Renaissance and is intellectually challenging and hugely… Continue Reading

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