June 2009

  1. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 4 June 2009Performance 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    ‘Bennett and Kopylova display their usual skills: she is unbelievably bendy, he has an attractive, compact energy.’  

  2. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 4 June 2009Performance 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    ‘..the duo have such energy and old-style glamour that you are soon swept away on a wave of sequins and tassels and tail feathers.’  

  3. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Thursday 4 June 2009Performance 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    ‘The cast – especially the men – seem more at ease with the less exotic dances, such as the jive, that dominate the second half of the programme. Bennett relaxes, Kopylova has more fun, the musicians get into the swing alongside the dancers, and than… 

  4. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 3 June 2009 — Performance: 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    Latin Fever could be a more exotic way of describing swine flu – both produce a bucketful of sweat. This Latin Fever is, however, the product of celebrity dancers, Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova; dance … Continue Reading

  5. Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova in Latin Fever at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 3 June 2009Performance 27 May - 28 Jun 09

    ‘Luckily the voltage level shoots up in the finale, a jolt of Las Vegas-style glitz that has the pepper-footed cast cutting loose to Land of a Thousand Dances.’  

  6. Bruno Beltrao in H3 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 3 June 2009Performance 29 & 30 May 09

    ‘Beltrão styles his dance, with its strident, gestural language, as a form of dialogue, be it provocative, friendly or aggressive.’  

  7. Rambert Dance Company in Season of new choreography at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 3 June 2009 — Performance: 22 May 09

    It is always good to see a company returning to its roots. When first established, Rambert was a hive of new choreography, with Marie Rambert nurturing some of the biggest names in the British choreographic hist… Continue Reading

  8. South Bank Show RIP

    Tuesday 2 June 2009

    One of the last bastions of arts programmes on terrestrial TV is being axed. Melvyn Bragg, creator and presenter of the show for 30 years talks to the Times, 10 May 09 Continue Reading

  9. Coco Chanel & the Ballet Russes

    Tuesday 2 June 2009

    The influential designer was a friend of Diaghilev and was involved with the company. Karl Lagerfeld, currently creative director at Chanel is designing a costume in which English National Ballet’s Elena G… Continue Reading

  10. Ballet for babies

    Tuesday 2 June 2009

    “Baby ballet is all about self-awareness. It’s the first taste of coming into a big space and being aware of your body. Learning movement to music is quite an advanced skill. It helps develop childre… Continue Reading

  11. Sutra

    Tuesday 2 June 2009

    - the spellbinding collaboration between Sidi Larbi Cherkouai, Antony Gormley and the Monks of the Shaolin Temple returns to “Sadler’s Wells”: for 5 performances from 30 June. ‘The show i… Continue Reading

  12. Adieu Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur

    Tuesday 2 June 2009

    The principal dancers with English National Ballet are returning to Estonia this summer after 19 years with the companyt. Oaks is retiring from dancing and Edur is to become Artistic Director of the National Ope… Continue Reading

  13. Bern Ballet in Wuthering Heights at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, , Tuesday 2 June 2009Performance 27-30 May 09

    ‘Martha Graham once called the Brontës “doom-eager”. This proves her point.’ 

  14. Bruno Beltrao in H3 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 2 June 2009Performance 29 & 30 May 09

    ‘It’s as though Beltrão is showing us the clippings left over from pruning, rather than the shrub itself.’  

  15. Diversity

    Hip Hop triumph

    Monday 1 June 2009

    For the second year running ITV’s show Britain’s Got Talent has been won by a street dance act. East London troupe Diversity follow last years winner George Sampson, scooping 24.9% of the 3.94 millio… Continue Reading

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