May 2011

  1. Sue Bourne (Director) in JIG - film at on general release

    Press Review Catherine Shoard, Guardian, Friday 6 May 2011Performance May 2011

    ‘…for a good 40 minutes, it’s compelling stuff: pint-sized dancers from round the globe goosestep to the sound of tinny fiddles, torsos stiff as ladders, yelled at in gyms by parents or coaches.’  

  2. Gregory Maqoma & State of Emergency in Desert Crossings at Lyme Regis

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 6 May 2011Performance May 2011

    ‘Desert Crossings takes its inspiration from the fact that, 250m years ago, the English Jurassic coast and the Skeleton coast of Namibia were part of the same land mass – the Pangaea desert. And it’s with perverse, magnificent ambition, that Maqoma a… 

  3. Royal Ballet in Manon at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 6 May 2011Performance in rep until 4 June 2011

    ‘Manon is having yet another run at the Opera House, and I’m beginning to feel about it the way I do about MacMillan’s other box office standard, Romeo and Juliet. It’s time for a break. Too many performances of a ballet, however “classic… 

  4. Royal Ballet in Draft works at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 6 May 2011Performance April 2011

    ‘With this present programme, I admired the ingenuities of most of the apprentice creators, and report with hand on heart that several of the pieces promised good things to come.’  

  5. Sarah Lamb

    Friday 6 May 2011

    David Lister meets the Royal Ballet Principal who dances_ Manon _for the first time this month, is the company union rep for Equity & mends her own shoes. Read more in the Independent, 4 May 2011 Continue Reading

  6. Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 6 May 2011Performance 5 - 7 May 2011

    ‘Cherkaoui and Pagés are established artists and charismatic performers. He has the rag-taggity fluidity of street dance, while she has the tautly sensuous poise of flamenco.’  

  7. 'Dunas' Photo: David Ruano

    Maria Pages & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Dunas at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Friday 6 May 2011 — Performance: 5 - 7 May 2011

    Reviewed: 5 May Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Maria Pagés have achieved a rare thing; both incredibly accomplished in their own genres (contemporary and flamenco respectively), together they have created a mesmerizi… Continue Reading

  8. Probe 'May' Ben Duke & Antonia Grove.
Photo: Matthew Andrews

    Probe in May at The Place

    Lise Smith, Thursday 5 May 2011 — Performance: 4 & 5 May 2011

    Reviewed: 4 May Located in church halls and community spaces, the amateur writers’ group exists to provide would-be belletrists a chance to share work, hear feedback and generally commune with other aspiri… Continue Reading

  9. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 4 May 2011Performance 30 Apr - 2 May 2011

    ‘The main piece of the evening, the hour-long Asphalte, by Pierre Rigal, buzzed with disparate ideas’.  

  10. Tap Olé in 'Tapeando'

    Tap Ole in Tapeando at Peacock Theatre

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 4 May 2011 — Performance: 3 - 7 May 2011

    Tap Olé, a Catalan based company, formed in 2003, offer a very simple premise: Spanish Classical guitar music combined with Rhythm Tap – and they do it well. *Tapeando* is not so much a show to watch R… Continue Reading

  11. XY by Michael Lowman Photo Credit: Brian Slater Courtesy of Youth Dance England

    YDE Young Creatives 2011 at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 4 May 2011 — Performance: 28 April

    Youth Dance England’s Young Creatives initiative has been providing a mentoring and performance opportunity for young choreographers aged 15-19 annually since 2009 and the past three years have seen the pr… Continue Reading

  12. Bonnie Oddie & Company 'Boxed-I’m-Perfect'

    Bonnie Oddie and Company at Jacksons Lane

    Sam Gauntlett, Wednesday 4 May 2011 — Performance: 27 April 2011

    It seems that Bonnie Oddie is attempting to juggle a few balls right now and her most recent show is a reflection of that. Broken into three parts, including a youth dance troupe piece called Where’s Jamie… Continue Reading

  13. Is You Me

    Tuesday 3 May 2011

    To call the four artists involved in the Dance Umbrella presentation Is You Me (The Place, 24 & 25 Oct 2011) accomplished is an understatement writes Donald Hutera… Consider first the two dancers, Loui… Continue Reading


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