April 2008

  1. Ballet Nacional de Cuba

    Friday 18 April 2008

    *Ballet Nacional de Cuba **1 – 10 September 2006 *Sadler’s Wells. Ballet Nacional de Cuba will perform two programmes, both accompanied by a live orchestra. The UK premiere of Don Quixote, sees the … Continue Reading

  2. Paco Peña

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Flamenco legend Paco Peña and his company of singers, dancers and guitarists are famed for their passionately authentic flamenco. They return to Sadler’s Wells (7 – 12 August) with A Compás! To the… Continue Reading

  3. Sangeetham

    Friday 18 April 2008

    *Sangeetham Festival of Indian Dance and Music **29 June – 2 July 2006 *Sadler’s Wells Sangeetham brings the very best Indian musicians and dancers to London to celebrate the ancient Indian tradition… Continue Reading

  4. Rambert Dance Company

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Constant Speed Mark Baldwin is Rambert’s Artistic Director. ‘Constant Speed’ is his first work for the company in his role there. It was commissioned to celebrate Einstein’s centenary in… Continue Reading

  5. Protein Dance

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Protein Dance, The Big Sale, Laban, 6 March & Arts Depot 8 March 07 *Big Sale* is a sly mix of high-energy performance, dialogue, pop music, props and live video, from one of the UK’s most inventive… Continue Reading

  6. Zikzira Physical Theatre

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Zikzira Physical Theatre video clip Our video clips include extracts of ‘As cinzas de deus’ and ‘Fliessgleichgewicht’ more details on ZikziraAs Cinzas De Deus Choreography: Fernanda … Continue Reading

  7. Twyla Tharp Dance

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Twyla Tharp Dance video clip of ‘Surfer at the River Styx’(2000) Loosely based on Euripides’ The Bacchae, a collaboration with percussionist and composer Donald Knaack, featuring music creat… Continue Reading

  8. Newcastle RennieHarris

    Dancing the World ’08

    Thursday 17 April 2008

    Newcastle/Gateshead is preparing for a full on three weeks of dance, kicking off on 2 May. Dancing the World’08 is presented by Dance*City* – the National Dance Agency for the North East of England a… Continue Reading

  9. International Dance Festival Birmingham, 28 April - 25 May 08. Picture: Rosie Kay & Morgan Cloud

    International Dance Festival Birmingham

    Thursday 17 April 2008

    Birmingham’s International Dance Festival opens on 28 April and features 35 performances over the following month. Highlights include The Kirov Ballet, Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara & KARA… Continue Reading

  10. Talking dance

    Wednesday 16 April 2008

    Sir Brian McMaster’s report *Supporting Excellence in the Arts – from measurement to judgement*, published by the Government earlier this year, got an enthusiastic reception from many people working … Continue Reading

  11. Recommended by... Jonathan Goddard

    Tuesday 15 April 2008

    *Jonathan Goddard started this year with a flurry of nominations in the Olivier and Southbank Show Awards and became the first contemporary dancer to win the Best Male Dancer of the Year National Dance Award fo… Continue Reading

  12. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan 'Moon Water' 16-19 April, Sadler's Wells

    Cloud Gate lose base in fire

    Monday 14 April 2008

    Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan arrive at Sadler’s Wells in London with their beautiful production Moon Water, despite a fire which devastated their headquarters in February this year – and in whi… Continue Reading

  13. Alan Davey

    Monday 14 April 2008

    The new Chief Executive of Arts Council England talks to the press for the first time. Read Charlotte Higgins interview in the Guardian, 14 Apr 08 Continue Reading

  14. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Cattle Call at Yorkshire Playhouse

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 14 April 2008Performance 9 12 Apr & touring to Salford & Newcastle

    ‘The Phoenix element is pivotal, the quality of the dancers adding a choreographic sophistication and eloquence you never see in musicals, recalling de Frutos’s robust West End Cabaret choreography but also his touching Elsa Canasta for Rambert.’ 

  15. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Cattle Call at Yorkshire Playhouse

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 14 April 2008Performance 9 12 Apr & touring to Salford & Newcastle

    ‘De Frutos’s choreography, as always, has the sharpest focus on the body language of deviancy and need. It is superbly performed.’  

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