July 2010

  1. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    “This is a Swan Lake that sings through its detail.”  

  2. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Thursday 15 July 2010Performance 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    Nevertheless [Ekaterina] Borchenko, the undoubted star of the evening, is potentially mesmerizing in this near-impossible double role.”  

  3. Mikhailovsky Ballet, 'Swan Lake', London Coliseum, 13 - 25 July 2010

    The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 14 July 2010 — Performance: 13, 14, 17, 22-25 July 2010

    Reviewed: 13 July 2010 Mikhail Messerer’s restoration of the Bolshoi’s vintage *Swan Lake* for the Mikhailovsky Ballet of St Petersburg has been eagerly anticipated. It presents a version that remain… Continue Reading

  4. Nederlands Dans Theater 'Symphony of Psalms'
Photo: Joris Jan Bos

    Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 2 at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 14 July 2010 — Performance: 9 & 10 July 2010

    Reviewed: 9 July Nederlands Dans Theater presented a million memorable moments at Sadler’s Wells last week for their 50th Anniversary tour to a sold out house. Even if the choreography was not to your tast… Continue Reading

  5. Taking part in the Big World Dance...

    Wednesday 14 July 2010

    *Big World Dance was the Grande Finale of Big Dance week. Five routines, inspiredby Africa, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and choreographed by Luca Silvestrini (Protein Dance’s Artistic Director), were av… Continue Reading

  6. English National Ballet School in Summer performance at Peacock Theatre

    Katie Eynon, Tuesday 13 July 2010 — Performance: 9 July 2010

    The English National Ballet School promises its audience a chance to ‘See the Stars of Tomorrow’, and this summer performance did indeed feel full of potential. Providing training for sixteen to nine… Continue Reading

  7. Shantalla Shivalingappa in 'Slow Dancing'

    David Michalek's installation in Slow Dancing at Trafalgar Square & Village Underground

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 13 July 2010 — Performance: 6 - 24 July 2010

    Reviewed: 6 & 7 July 2010 *Slow Dancing* is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a film, by American director/artist David Michalek, which portrays 50 dancers, dancing in ultra-slow motion. Each move… Continue Reading

  8. Alexei Ratmansky Q&A

    Tuesday 13 July 2010

    Alexei Ratmansky has been Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet for three years – succeeding Yuri Grigorovich, who had been at the helm for over thirty years. He has ruffled afew feathers at home with… Continue Reading

  9. English National Ballet, Cinderella

    Tuesday 13 July 2010

    = English National Ballet’s award-winning production of Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story in a three-act ballet by Michael Corder. With Prokofiev’s uplifting score, pla… Continue Reading

  10. Tanguera

    Tuesday 13 July 2010

    Boasting a company of over 50 dancers and musicians, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in early 20th century Buenos Aires. An adrenaline-charged journey through the world of tango with choreography by M… Continue Reading

  11. Imprint

    Tuesday 13 July 2010 by Sarah Smith

    July 2010Pavilion Study Centre Head Pat Keogh is reflecting on his students’ performance at Finchley’s ArtsDepot. “Whatever the outcomes you see here tonight, this project has been all about th… Continue Reading

  12. Royal Opera House Tea Dance in Trafalgar Square, 8 July 2010
Photo: Rachel Cherry

    Tea dancing into the recordbooks - again

    Monday 12 July 2010

    In 2005 the Royal Opera House earned the Guinness World Record for the largest open air Tea Dance with 195 couples. Last year the city of Glasgow beat it with 220 and now honour has been restored to London as th… Continue Reading

  13. David Michalek's installation in Slow Dancing at Trafalgar Square & Village Underground

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 24 July 2010

    ‘If the fine detail in any dancer’s work is sometimes hard to take in by dint of its speed, Slow Dancing, a project by the New York artist David Michalek, sets the story straight in spectacular fashion.’ 

  14. David Michalek's installation in Slow Dancing at Trafalgar Square & Village Underground

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 24 July 2010

    ‘Michalek has a cast of dance heavyweights. Yet choreographers such as Ratmansky or William Forsythe are big names rather than star faces: even dance fans won’t necessarily recognise many of Michalek’s performers. They’re just people dancing. I… 

  15. David Michalek's installation in Slow Dancing at Trafalgar Square & Village Underground

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 24 July 2010

    ‘As hair floated, limbs unfurled and sinews rippled, it was like watching the slow wash of underwater vegetation. Entrancing, and like all the best ideas, profoundly simple.’ 

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