October 2012

  1. Royal Ballet - Marianela Nunez & Thiago Soares in 'Swan Lake'. Photo Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH

    Royal Ballet -Swan Lake -Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 9 October 2012 — Performance: in rep until 24 November 2012

    The only issue I have with the dancing of Marianela Nuñez is that I can’t get enough of it. The ballerina from Buenos Aires is at the very pinnacle of her career... Continue Reading

  2. DV8's 'Can We Talk About This?'

    Helpmann Award for DV8

    Tuesday 9 October 2012

    Can We Talk About This? won the Best Ballet or Dance Work in the Australian equivalent of the UK's Olivier Awards, announced at the Sydney Opera House on 24 September. Continue Reading

  3. Jonzi D. Photo: Antonio Olmos

    Jonzi D talks to The Stage

    Monday 8 October 2012

    "Original hip hop values are education, empowerment, peace, love and unity. Real hip hop lives. And it still means something to people." Continue Reading

  4. Dance Umbrella 2012 opening night

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 8 October 2012Performance 5 October 2012

    Not the place for big emotional and kinaesthetic thrills, but go here for thoughtful, conceptual, wry and witty stimulation.  

  5. Dance Umbrella 2012 opening night

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 8 October 2012Performance 5 October 2012

    …the atmosphere around the festival’s opening night suggests that Umbrella was ready for something new.  

  6. Fabian Barba 'Mary Wigman Dance Evening' Photo: Bart Grietens

    Dance Umbrella: Fabian Barba/Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

    Lise Smith, Monday 8 October 2012 — Performance: 7 October 2012

    Fabian Barba A Mary Wigman Dance EveningJonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece German dancer and choreographer Mary Wigman’s name might not be as instantly recognisable as that of … Continue Reading

  7. Akram Khan - Desh - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 7 October 2012Performance 2 - 9 October 2012

    What’s brilliant about the show is its deft interweaving of the personal and the epic, dipping in and out of the history of Khan’s father (a humble restaurant cook), the turbulent birth of a nation, folk stories involving forest deities and magic bees, the … 

  8. Richard Alston Dance Company, At Home - The Place

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Sunday 7 October 2012Performance 3 - 6 October 2012

    The saviour of the evening is Alston’s one-time protégé, Martin Lawrance, whose new work Madcap is a knock-out.  

  9. Richard Alston Dance Company, At Home - The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 7 October 2012Performance 3 - 6 October 2012

    For me there is a denial of history in the fact that modernist abstract dance remains to such a large extent the establishment form in this country, and I suspect that the plinth on which it stands is going to have to get higher and higher as the postmodern tide rises … 

  10. Beth Gill. Photo:Steven Schreiber

    See what dance can be - with Dance Umbrella

    Friday 5 October 2012

    Starting today (Fri 5th) ten intensive days of dance in a brand new King's Cross venue - there's much to look forward to, says Donald Hutera Continue Reading

  11. Richard Alston Dance Company At Home - The Place

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 5 October 2012Performance 3 - 6 October 2012

    The audience sit in intimate proximity to the dancers (perhaps the best ensemble Alston has ever had), and the plainness of the stage suits that very protestant part of Alston that likes to focus on steps rather than spectacle.  

  12. The Joy of Photographing Dancers

    Friday 5 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Photographer Jacob Sutton explains why he loves working with dancers Continue Reading

  13. A groundbreaking new partnership

    Friday 5 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Céline Gittens and Tyrone Singleton of Birmingham Royal Ballet take the lead roles in 'Swan Lake' together for the first time. Continue Reading

  14. Antonia Grove in 'Small Talk'. Photo: Matthew Andrew.

    Probe - Small Talk at Soho Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Friday 5 October 2012 — Performance: 2-6 October 2012

    Antonia Grove is a fascinating creature. With wide expressive eyes, a face that is both striking and full of character, and a rich vocal range; she could be the envy of many mainstream actresses of stage and screen. Continue Reading

  15. Rambert Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin, joined by former Artistic Directors or their representatives, to bury time capsule at Rambert’s new headquarters on the South Bank. Back L-R: Tim Ellis, Mark Baldwin – Artistic Director, John Chesworth, Christopher Bruce, Val Bourne, Robert North and Richard Alston. Front L-R: Matilda Cockbain and Prue Skene. Photo by Simon Weir

    Rambert looks to the future with a note from the past

    Friday 5 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

    Last month Rambert Dance Company buried a time capsule in its new purpose-built headquarters on London’s South Bank.  Continue Reading

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