May 2009

  1. Pictures from an Exhibition at Young Vic

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 14 May 2009Performance 8 - 23 May 09

    ‘The 19th-century Russian composer [Mussorgsky] was, as we know, a heavy drinker and what today’s psychoanalysts would call conflicted, and Kramer’s dance-drama tracks every twist and turn of his torment.’  

  2. Rambert Dance Company in Hush/ Scribblings/ A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 14 May 2009Performance 12 - 16 May 09

    ‘The other London premiere, A Linha Curva, comes from a Rambert first-timer, the Dutch-based Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. His work, in exact opposition to Bruce’s supple lyricism, is a noisy thunderer.’  

  3. Rambert Dance Company in Hush/ Scribblings/ A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 14 May 2009Performance 12 - 16 May 09

    ‘Rambert’s latest programme covers such a drastic range of styles that, with each work, the company look like a different troupe. It’s a perception that favours the super-versatile dancers; for the viewer, it involves a jolting series of adjustments.’  

  4. David Nixon Q&A

    Thursday 14 May 2009

    Canadian born David Nixon has been Northern Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director since 2001. He worked extensively as a dancer in North Amercian and Europe, before becoming Artistic Director of BalletMet in… Continue Reading

  5. Cloud Dance Festival: Restless at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Eshani Shriya Zakaria, Wednesday 13 May 2009 — Performance: 25 April 2009

    Saturday night at Jacksons Lane was a burgeoning event as the enthusiastic audience took their seats swiftly, inundating the theatre elegantly. Cloud Dance Festival, now into its third year, had programmed ̵… Continue Reading

  6. Cloud Dance Festival: Restless at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Michelle Harris, Wednesday 13 May 2009 — Performance: 24 April 2009

    The weekend of 24 – 26 May marked the return of another splendid Cloud Dance Festival. With twenty-one works showcasing over three nights, Restless, Cloud Dance’s latest contemporary dance platform p… Continue Reading

  7. Rambert Dance Company 'Hush' 12-16 May, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Anthony Crickmay

    Rambert Dance Company in Hush/ Scribblings/ A Linha Curva at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 13 May 2009 — Performance: 12 - 16 May 09

    Performance 12 May This was an evening for dancers as much as anyone else. Their abundant joy evident throughout these works; a small cast of six relished the soft sentimentality in the London première of Chris… Continue Reading

  8. Darren Johnston Q&A

    Wednesday 13 May 2009

    Darren Johnston is a choreographer, performer and sound/video artist whose distinctive productions have won awards and recognition across Europe and beyond. He graduated from Laban with the outstanding Choreogr… Continue Reading

  9. Darren Johnston Q & A

    Tuesday 12 May 2009

    Read a Q&A with Darren Johnston about Underdrome, his new production for the Roundhouse, May 2009 Archive interview: November 2002 Darren Johnston’s ‘Silicon Sensorium’ *The Purcell Room b… Continue Reading

  10. Pictures at an Exhibition

    Pictures from an Exhibition

    Monday 11 May 2009

    UK based American theatre Director Daniel Kramer latest work, inspired by the music and life of composer Mussorgsky opens at the Young Vic this week. It’s the first work he’s made which includes danc… Continue Reading

  11. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 11 May 2009Performance 2 - 4 May 09

    ‘The commitment and physical feats of even the youngest participants are awesome’ 

  12. Freddie Opoku-Addaie in Mixed Bill at The Place

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 11 May 2009Performance 7-9 May 09

    ‘The new piece is part of a mixed bill of his work, which shows the 20-something Opoku-Addaie has intriguing ideas although he’s still in the process of thinking them through.’  

  13. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Just add water? at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 May 2009Performance 1-6 May 09

    ‘Dick Straker’s projected images bubble away and Orlando Gough’s score has a pleasing, stainless-steel brightness, but the whole thing evaporates in long, opaque passages of abstract dance and you leave hungry.’ 

  14. Royal Ballet in Les Sylphides /Sensorium / The Firebird at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 11 May 2009Performance in rep until 30 May 09

    ‘The second Diaghilev classic on this programme, The Firebird, from the 1910 season, contrasts in the charm and exoticism of its old ­Russian story, the orchestral colour of Stravinsky’s first ballet score and the visual feast of Natalia ­Goncharova’s… 

  15. Royal Ballet in Les Sylphides /Sensorium / The Firebird at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 11 May 2009Performance in rep until 30 May 09

    ‘The Royal Ballet – which itself was started in emulation of the ex-pat Russian troupe – is marking the centenary rather quietly. It could have put on a programme that underlined the modernism that so thrilled and scandalised early audiences. Instead, w… 

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