October 2008

  1. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 2 & 3 Oct 08

    ‘..one of the most wonderful moments in The Men in My Life – a retrospective work encapsulating Richard Alston’s four decades of dance-making – comes with the revival of his 1982 Dutiful Ducks. This solo was first made for Michael Clark during … 

  2. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbankcentre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 4 & 5 Oct 08

    ‘Much of the repertory he [Ashley Page] has acquired for the company is challenging and intense – not least the two superb pieces that open its current programme.’  

  3. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbankcentre

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 4 & 5 Oct 08

    ‘The small stage sometimes threatened to cramp the company’s style, and at close to three hours the evening felt more than a little long, but there is no denying that Scottish Ballet brought a sensationally varied and rewarding triple bill to Dance Umbrell… 

  4. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance in rep to 20 Oct 08

    ‘Since her first stab at the role, Nunez has artistically grown. Before, her Odette and Odile were differentiated only by colour, now there is believable difference between the two.’  

  5. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance in rep until 20 Oct 08

    ‘Swan Lake showcases the breadth and depth of a company; and on opening night the Royal came up trumps.’  

  6. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 2 & 3 Oct 08

    ‘Forty years ago Richard Alston made his first choreography – marked, I recall, by a clarity that still informs his work.’ 

  7. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 2 & 3 Oct 08

    ‘The retrospective element, titled The Men in My Life, contained the evening’s best moments: the seraphic Jason Piper reprising a courtly solo to Handel’s Water Music, Jonathan Goddard gaunt and impressive in Dutiful Ducks, created long ago for a young … 

  8. Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Programme 1 – Crises/Xover/Biped at Barbican

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 7 October 2008Performance 30 Sep 08 and touring

    ‘Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House when the opening work of this Barbican show first saw the light. Yet thanks to its purity of concept and dazzling execution, it looks as fresh and daring as anything made since.’ 

  9. Richard Alston Dance Company in 40 / 60 at Sadler's Wells

    Mary Kate Connolly, Tuesday 7 October 2008 — Performance: 2 & 3 Oct 08

    In 40/60 at Sadler’s Wells, Richard Alston celebrated three birthdays in one three-tiered choreographic cake. In addition to ‘40’ (his years as a choreographer), and ‘60’ (his years… Continue Reading

  10. Lost Dog in Hungry Ghosts at Laban

    Katie Fish, Friday 3 October 2008 — Performance: 30 Sep 08 and touring

    *Hungry Ghosts* begins with the dancers watching us watching them, both sides waiting for the action to begin. This notion of waiting continues with the dancers adopting various inanimate postures – the sc… Continue Reading

  11. Rosas/Ictus in Steve Reich Evening at Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Friday 3 October 2008 — Performance: 29 & 30 Sep 08

    No dance and barely any music was the initial introduction to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Steve Reich Evening, and enough time to keep the audience guessing, with a hint of anxiety given the prospec… Continue Reading

  12. Wan-Chen Chang McGuinness

    Friday 3 October 2008

    Wan-Chen McGuinness, a Taiwanese London-based contemporary dancer, aged 31, suffered fatal injuries in a tragic cycling accident in Holborn last week (24 Sep 08). Her colleagues and friends Chantal Guevara (Clo… Continue Reading

  13. Wan Chen McGuinness

    Wan-Chen Chang McGuinness

    Friday 3 October 2008

    Wan-Chen McGuinness, a Taiwanese London-based contemporary dancer, aged 31 suffered fatal injuries in a tragic cycling accident in Holborn last month (24 Sep 08) She had lived in London since 2007 and came to kn… Continue Reading

  14. Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On at Chisenhale Dance Space

    Mary Kate Connolly, Thursday 2 October 2008 — Performance: 26 – 28 Sep 08

    There is something about the jaunty cosiness of the Chisenhale Dance Space which seemed to suit the Cloud Dance Festival just perfectly. Something perhaps in the warmth of the careworn, mismatched furniture whic… Continue Reading

  15. Rosas/Ictus in Steve Reich Evening at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Thursday 2 October 2008 — Performance: 29 & 30 Sep 08

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker confirmed her ability to choreograph complex, intricate simplicity. Her love affair with Steve Reich’s minimalist scores, the central point of the evening at Sadler’s Wells… Continue Reading

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