August 2009

  1. Clore Leadership Programme

    Monday 3 August 2009

    As the 2009/10 Clore Fellows have been recently announced, Charlotte Cripps reflects on the achievements of past Fellows, Independent, 31 July.09 Continue Reading

  2. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘The rest of the show goes briskly through its formulas. The whirling couples of the Viennese ballroom are effective, the women’s full skirts swinging as they turn. Cooper is more ambitious in an Eastern scene for shadow puppets.’  

  3. Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 2-16 August.09

    ‘The performers are stunning in their abilities, leaping and turning somersaults in the air, kicking the while at anything that impedes their progress.’  

  4. Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 3 August 2009Performance 2-16 August.09

    ‘…this is a show that is only about display. A sentimental linking narrative, which tells the story of a young monk overcoming his ego to become a great master, reduces the philosophy of kung fu to the gush of a tourist brochure.’  

  5. Guide to Balanchine

    Monday 3 August 2009

    Balanchine in context… With the Mariinsky Ballet featuring a Balanchine programme in their 2009 season at the Royal Opera House, Sanjoy Roy provides a detailed account of George Balanchine‘s life an… Continue Reading

  6. Out of London

    Monday 3 August 2009

    Highlights from the Edinburgh Festival 2009: Telegraph, 30 July.09 FT, 31 July.09Times, 2 Aug.09 Continue Reading

  7. Karen Hardy leaves Strictly Come Dancing

    Monday 3 August 2009

    Karen Hardy, winner of the competition in 2006 with former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash, will not be appearing in the next series. Coincidently she is also the oldest professional dancer in the show, and he… Continue Reading

  8. Mariinsky Ballet Season at the Royal Opera House. 'The Sleeping Beauty' 14-15 August

    Alina Somova

    Monday 3 August 2009

    As the Mariinsky Ballet open their summer season at the Royal Opera House this week Ismene Brown talks to controversial principle ballerina Alina Somova. With her extreme flexibility prompting critics to discuss… Continue Reading

  9. Adam Cooper Talk

    Monday 3 August 2009

    Listen to an interview with Adam Cooper as he talks about his latest production, Shall We Dance. *Set to a score comprised entirely of melodies by Richard Rodgers, Adam Cooper’s Shall We Dance tells the s… Continue Reading


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