October 2010

  1. Move: Choreographing You, at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre to 9 Jan 2011.
Top: William Forsythe's 'The Fact of the Matter', Photo: Alastair Muir.
Below: Mike Kelly's 'Test Room'.

    Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

    Carmel Smith, Thursday 14 October 2010 — Performance: 13 October - 9 January 2011

    When you visit this ‘must see’ exhibition for anyone interested in movement and dance, make sure you’re dressed appropriately. Platform shoes and a skirt weren’t the best choice for tryin… Continue Reading

  2. 'Sans-Titre' Raimund Hoghe & Faustin Linyekula

    Raimund Hoghe & Faustin Linyekula in Sans-Titre at Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre

    Lise Smith, Thursday 14 October 2010 — Performance: 12 & 13 October

    Reviewed: October 13 2010 German choreographer Raimund Hoghe, who previously worked as dramaturg for the great Pina Bausch, returns to Dance Umbrella with the minimal but highly visual work Sans-Titre. The name … Continue Reading

  3. Candoco Dance Company 'Renditions'.
L to R: Annie Hanauer, Chris Owen 'In Translation' Photo: James Rowbotham. Dan Daw 'Imperfect Storm' Bettina Carpi, Chris Owen 'The Hangman' Photos: Hugo Glendinning.

    Candoco Dance Company in Renditions at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Sam Gauntlett, Thursday 14 October 2010 — Performance: 11 & 12 October 2010

    Reviewed: 11 October Candoco never fails to challenge audiences, bringing together exceptional choreographers with the most intuitive and physically robust dancers, some of whom have a disability. In this latest… Continue Reading

  4. Trisha Brown Dance Company 'Early Works' 16-19 Oct. Tate Modern. Photo: Alfredo Anceschi

    Celebrating Trisha Brown

    Thursday 14 October 2010

    This weekend (Fri 15 – Tue 19) Dance Umbrella celebrates the work of the hugely influential choreographer Trisha Brown in the 40th anniversary year of her company. Her work has included many collaborations… Continue Reading

  5. Alesandra Seutin & Vicki Igbokwe's 'Frusted'

    Alesandra Seutin & Vicki Igbokwe (ADiaspora Collective) in Frusted at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

    Sam Gauntlett, Wednesday 13 October 2010 — Performance: 11 & 12 October 2010

    Reviewed: 11 October Performed as part of Dance Umbrella’s Brief Encounters series, which showcases short works prior to main stage shows during the festival, _*Frusted* _is an arresting exploration of int… Continue Reading

  6. State of Flux 'Forgetting Natasha'
Photos: Chris Nash

    State of Flux in Forgetting Natasha at Rich Mix

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 13 October 2010 — Performance: 7 October 2010

    Memory loss is not something that affects a certain age group, demographic or gender. For the patient, the illness plays a cruel joke with time, eradicating the past, making a mockery of the future and leaving o… Continue Reading

  7. Gregory Maqoma & Shanell Winlock in 'Southern Comfort'. Photo: John Hogg

    Gregory Maqoma & Shanell Winlock in Southern Bound Comfort at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 13 October 2010 — Performance: 6 - 9 October 2010

    Gregory Maqoma’s Southern Comfort is hilarious. It is choreographed contemporary dance wit, in which Shanell Winlock well and truly takes the lead. Not one member of the cast or crew escapes a tongue lashi… Continue Reading

  8. Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'Romeo & Juliet'. Jenna Roberts & Iain Mackay.

    Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 13 October 2010 — Performance: 12 - 14 October 2010

    Given that Kenneth MacMillan’s breathtaking choreography for *Romeo & Juliet* has been easily the most performed work by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House over the past four decades, one could … Continue Reading

  9. Win tickets to see Ros Warby in Dance Umbrella!

    Wednesday 13 October 2010

    londondance.com and Dance Umbrella have teamed up to offer you the chance to win two free tickets to seeRos Warby’s solo Monumental on Sat 23 October at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, as part … Continue Reading

  10. Mark Morris Dance Group 'L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato' 14-17 April 2010, London Coliseum

    TMA Awards nominations announced

    Monday 11 October 2010

    The Theatrical Management Assocation has announced the nominations for its awards this year. Choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, who directed last year’s Best Musical, Spend,… Continue Reading

  11. Diaghilev & the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes at Victoria & Albert Museum

    Press Review Andrew O'Hagan, Guardian, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 25 September - 9 January 2011

    ‘Diaghilev was a tastemaker, a despot, a hustler and a genius: he not only “jump-started Western ballet”, as the critic Joan Acocella has said, “but he staffed it”.’ 

  12. Royal Ballet in Onegin at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 October 2010Performance in rep until 25 October 2010

    ‘On Tuesday, Roberta Marquez dances opposite Thiago Soares; on Wednesday and Wednesday week, it’s Mara Galeazzi and David Makhateli; on 25 October it’s Cojocaru and Kobborg again. Kill for a ticket. No jury would convict.’ 

  13. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘Most unforgivably, Petronio wastes Muhly’s atmospheric score, which soars, falls and beckons with something like desperation to the unresponsive choreography.’ 

  14. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘The real treat turns out to be the music, performed on stage by its composer Nico Muhly with a small band and a schoolgirls’ choir. Here were all the sea pictures you could wish for: glowering fog-soundings from the trombone, glittery sprays of Ravelian pian… 

  15. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 5 - 9 October 2010

    ‘The long robes, solemn processionals and self-flagellation (emitting talcum-powder clouds on each thwack to remind us that man is but dust), are kung fu soap-opera territory.’ 

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