April 2009

  1. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘What we see with ABT is decrepit scenery, seriously unflattering costuming and talented artists tearing their hearts out to convince us that what they are doing is worthwhile – beyond the obvious appeals for applause as yet more pirouettes and fouettés and … 

  2. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘A silly tale of pirates, pashas, damsels in distress and Turkish slave traders (loosely based on Byron), it unfolds like a handsome cartoon.’  

  3. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘If score cards were allowed in ballet, some perfect 10s would have been handed out to the opening cast of American Ballet Theatre’s Corsaire.’  

  4. Tavaziva Dance in Heart of Darkness at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 31 Mar 09

    ‘“My Friend Robert” is a forceful piece, but in his anger the choreographer has dispensed with all light and shade.’ 

  5. NoFit State in Tabu at Roundhouse

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 28 Mar - 19 Apr 09

    ‘There’s a notional plot, but the experience is really about immersion in an alternative world, at once dreamy and uncompromisingly physical, and the eccentric charm of the performers. European tour dates include Brighton and Cardiff. Catch them if you can.’ 

  6. NoFit State in Tabu at Roundhouse

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 6 April 2009Performance 28 Mar - 19 Apr 09

    ‘NoFit State Circus could change all this. On both circus skills and story-lines, the Cardiff-based company is not in the same league as the international competition, yet they have energy and style, and with a tighter director this show could soar.’  

  7. Spill Festival: 'The Porcelain Project' Needcompany, Barbican, 14 & 15 Apr 09

    Spill on stage

    Monday 6 April 2009

    The Spill Festival of Performance 2009 brings performance, live art and experimental theatre to a variety of London venues including Barbican, Southbank Centre, Soho Theatre, Shunt Vaults, Laban and Greenwich Da… Continue Reading

  8. Ballet Nacional De Espana at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Monday 6 April 2009 — Performance: 27 & 28 Mar 09

    Ballet Nacional De Espana oozed professionalism, showmanship and flare – an ideal end to Flamenco Festival London 09 at Sadler’s Wells. With three very different pieces Jose Antonio’s company … Continue Reading

  9. American Ballet Theatre 'Le Corsaire' 2-4 April, London Coliseum. Photo: P-Marty Sohl

    American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Libby Costello, Monday 6 April 2009 — Performance: 2 - 4 Apr 09

    When the opening of a ballet is an unseaworthy vessel see-sawing across the stage you have to wonder what’s in store. American Ballet Theatre made unusual choices when planning their London tour, bringing … Continue Reading

  10. Tavaziva Dance, 'Heart of Darkness' part of Spring Loaded. Photo: Eric Richmond

    Tavaziva Dance in Heart of Darkness at The Place

    Libby Costello, Monday 6 April 2009 — Performance: 31 Mar 09

    Tavaziva Dance, led by Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva, brought Heart of Darkness to the Place this week for the opening of Spring Loaded 2009. This political programme showcased the company’s talents, u… Continue Reading

  11. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 3 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘Le Corsaire is not often in London, and unalloyed jollity should not be missed.’  

  12. American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 3 April 2009Performance 2 - 4 Apr 09

    ‘It is hard entirely to dislike a ballet that opens with a ship in full sail floating across the stage and ends with a shipwreck. But in between those two voyages, Le Corsaire is the biggest load of hokum.’ 

  13. Royal Opera & Royal Ballet in Dido & Aeneas / Acis & Galatea at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 3 April 2009Performance 31 Mar - 20 Apr 09

    ‘McGregor isn’t a choreographer we associate with narrative, and in Dido he sprang few surprises.’ 

  14. Royal Opera & Royal Ballet in Dido & Aeneas / Acis & Galatea at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 3 April 2009Performance 31 Mar - 20 Apr 09

    ‘If the evening is a mixed success, at least it’s a bold adventure.’  

  15. Tavaziva Dance in Heart of Darkness at The Place

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 3 April 2009Performance 31 Mar 09

    ‘Dance doesn’t often “do” politics (it’s better at forms and feelings), but Tavaziva cuts to the quick: he sets the scene in a voiceover, telling us the words we hear are interviews with his fellow Zimbabweans.’  

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