October 2009

  1. Vincent Dance Theatre in If We Go On at The Place & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 15 October 2009Performance reviewed at Warwick Arts Centre

    ‘This abrasive performance has a bit of song and some brief, edgy dance, plus a few, blessed moments of stillness. At its best it tries to dig at psychological states that few other dances do.’  

  2. Jiři Kylian & Michael Schumacher in Last Touch First at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 15 October 2009Performance 8 & 9 Oct 09

    ‘In the end, this feels like a schema for a piece – the situation and the characters all in place, but lacking connective tissue.’  

  3. African Crossroads at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 15 October 2009Performance 9 - 10 Oct 09

    ‘South African Vincent Mantsoe, whose piece Ebhofolo (This Madness) reminds you why Umbrella keeps inviting him back: he is a magnetic soloist.’  

  4. James Thierree in Raoul at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 15 October 2009Performance 13 - 24 Oct 09

    ‘He’s a cross between silent stand?up, fantasy circus and home?made ballet, with sets like fractured memories and props like attic oddments. He is also a risk?taking performer and excellent physical comedian, evoking an ape, a spinning top and both horse a… 

  5. In the Spirit of Diaghilev. Picture - 'Faun' Chor: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Photo: Diego Franssens

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Javier De Frutos/ Russell Maliphant/ Wayne McGregor in In the Spirit of Diaghilev at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 15 October 2009 — Performance: 13 - 17 Oct 09

    Reviewed: 14 October 2009 Hardly a week of this year has passed without an event to celebrate the centenary of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes happening somewhere around the world. Most have involved the… Continue Reading

  6. Suzanne Kirnbauer Q&A

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Spitze/Toe is one of the shows on offer in this year’s Chelsea Theatre’s Sacred season of contemporary theatre this year. Developed by Doris Uhlich, Spitze/Toe is an examination of classical dance: … Continue Reading

  7. James Thierree 'Raoul' 13-24 Oct, Barbican Theatre. Photo: Richard Haughton

    James Thierree in Raoul at Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 14 October 2009 — Performance: 13 - 24 Oct 09

    Reviewed: 13 October. Showman, acrobat, illusionist, aerial artist, contortionist, dancer; and these are not all the expert skill sets at the personal disposal of 35 year-old James Thiérrée. He was – lit… Continue Reading

  8. Wayne McGregor

    Dyad 1909 & the science of dance

    Tuesday 13 October 2009

    Wayne McGregor’s latest work *Dyad 1909* _opens at Sadler’s Wells this week, as part of _*In the Spirit of Diaghilev, a programme of four works commissioned by the theatre to mark the centenary of Di… Continue Reading

  9. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review G.J.Dowler, www.classicalsource.com, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance 1 -3 Oct 09

    Krzysztof Pastor’s ‘In Light and Shadow’‘Here [Sophie] Martin again shone out, her pleasing line and light-touch musicality very much highlighted, and admirably partnered by Adam Blyde.’ 

  10. African Crossroads at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance 9-10 October 2009

    Vincent Mantsoe, Ebhofolo ‘ But dim lighting and, more frustratingly, the overly internalised nature of Mantsoe’s ritualised performance undercut the work’s most intriguing elements. Ebhofolo left me feeling not cold but certainly in the dark’  

  11. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance 1 -3 Oct 09

    ‘Having scored a success with William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, the company have followed up with his Workwithinwork, which they danced for the first time at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, and the result is compelling.’ 

  12. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wind Shadow at Barbican

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance 6 - 10 Oct 09

    ‘It’s a powerfully apocalyptic spectacle.’ 

  13. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wind Shadow at Barbican

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance 6 - 10 Oct 09

    ‘Not, I venture, since the appearances of Loie Fuller with her great wings of silk waving, light-filled, over stages a century ago, has so much fabric been so stunningly deployed, nor given such dramatic force.’  

  14. Royal Ballet in Mayerling at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 13 October 2009Performance in rep until 10 Nov 09

    ‘From the entire ensemble indeed, impeccable performance. A great ballet honoured, made vivid for a new audience. A wonderful start to the season’  

  15. Touch Wood at The Place

    Sarah Golding, Tuesday 13 October 2009 — Performance: 19 September 09

    Touch Wood Programme 4Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Mickael Marso Riviere, Gary Clarke, Rosalind Crisp, Kompany Malakhi The Touch Wood programme on 19th September was introduced by Eddie Nixon – Director of Thea… Continue Reading

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