January 2010

  1. English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at London Coliseum

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 4 January 2010Performance in rep til 3 Jan 2010

    ‘It is rather good that snowflakes come out of a giant fridge, and here Christopher Hampson, as choreographer, achieves an attractive sequence. The company dance energetically.’ 

  2. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 4 January 2010Performance in rep til 31 Dec 09

    ‘For all its skipping children and nodding Chinamen, this isn’t a childish Nutcracker. Bound up with adult themes of nostalgia and regret, it even throws in a whiff of innocence corrupted, even the supernatural. Take those carved life-size Christmas-tree ange… 

  3. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘ In his [Richard Winsor’s]debut as the Swan, his erotic allure, strong, supple dancing and darkly sinister characterisation as his alter ego, the Stranger, impressed me – of the various dancers I have seen in the part – as closest to Adam Cooper,… 

  4. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘Charlotte Broom brings a chilly composure to the Queen…With her son (the fine Dominic North) she’s a mother incapable of giving the cuddle he craves; with anything else in trousers she’s available. The most transforming effect, though, comes from… 

  5. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘Bourne is an obsessive tinkerer and in consequence the choreography’s more sophisticated, the jokes are snappier and the satire is sharper than ever.’ 

  6. Off Kilter at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

    Press Review Alice Bain, Observer, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 31 Dec 09

    ‘What unfolds is a lucky bag of short pieces, of mixed standard with few dancers by mostly Scottish-based contemporary choreographers. And despite an invitation to selected members of the audience to ceilidh dance on stage with the performers at the end, little … 

  7. Off Kilter at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

    Press Review Robert Dawson Scott, Times, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 31 Dec 09

    ‘New work by Ashley Page and Mark Morris, music that swings from Franz Ferdinand to Ivor Cutler, dance moves from India and Los Angeles South Central: eclectic does not even begin to cover this exuberant celebration of dance in all its manifold varieties.’  

  8. Off Kilter at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 4 January 2010Performance 31 Dec 09

    ‘Off Kilter is a gleeful celebration of dance in Scotland, from highland to breakdance. It makes an immensely likeable New Year show, with a world premiere from Mark Morris as the icing on its tartan-wrapped cake.’  

  9. David Nixon
Photo: Richard Moran

    New Years Honours 2010

    Monday 4 January 2010

    David Nixon, the Artistic Director of Northern Ballet Theatre since 2001 received an OBE for services to dance. He said “I am overwhelmed that I have received this Honour. Coming at the end of NBT’s … Continue Reading

  10. Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake'

    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Sunday 3 January 2010 — Performance: 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    Reviewed: 18 December Fourteen years ago Matthew Bourne’s male swans beat their muscular wings into the limelight. Like any successful version of _*Swan Lake* _Bourne’s production stayed true to the … Continue Reading

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