March 2014

  1. Natalia Osipova in the Royal Ballet's 'Giselle' earlier this year. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH.

    Natalia Osipova on learning to fly

    Monday 3 March 2014 by Lise Smith

    Russian star ballerina Natalia Osipova makes her debut in the Royal Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty this month. She tells the Telegraph’s Mark Monahan about the pleasures and challenges of… Continue Reading

  2. Not just about the glamour: cheerleaders rehearse a stunt. Image: Wikipedia

    Cheerleading in schools? Bring it on

    Monday 3 March 2014 by Lise Smith

    Minister for Sports, Equalities and Tourism Helen Grant got herself into hot water last week when she suggested in the Telegraph that teenage girls who don’t enjoy traditional sports might prefer to get involv… Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 22 February - 9 April 2014

    Each act is worked like some marvel of Fabergé’s art, bejewelled form never losing sight of a larger scheme; Tchaikovsky makes miracles of melodic felicity; Petipa’s dance is of no less astonishing elegance.  

  4. Ballet Black - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 25 February - 4 March 2014

    Such midsummer madness is a daring departure for Ballet Black, the chamber company of black and Asian dancers that usually tends towards tasteful contemporary ballet. The choice reflects director Cassa Pancho’s ongoing commitment to new choreography, which is admirab… 

  5. Ballet Black - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 25 February - 4 March 2014

    …true to its Shakespearean origins, the work’s leading couples are rapidly transported to a world of delirium by the mischievous magic of Puck. And true to Pita’s own imaginative style, that world proves to be a rollercoaster of weirdness and surprise.  

  6. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - Rice - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 27 & 28 February 2014

    Mass ensembles take on an elemental quality, as the drift of the dancers’ arms and the sway of their bodies evokes the ripple of wind and rustle of crops. Individual dances of work and play chart a more universal cycle of youth, maturity and age.  

  7. Candoco - Laban Theatre

    Press Review 3Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 4 - 5 March 2014

    Thomas Hauert’s… approach suits the company well, its effects particularly clear in the follow-and-flee swirl of the groupwork. Through scenes of boredom, puzzlement, affectation and tenderness, Notturnino intermittently but sympathetically invokes ideas of… 

  8. Ballet Black - Linbury Studio Theatre

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 3 March 2014Performance 25 February - 4 March 2014

    [Cira] Robinson is impermeable and self-contained, the epitome of the staccato dancer…. she’s all torque and spiral, exploding into her turns and leaps with fierce resolve.  

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