November 2009

  1. Rambert Dance Company in Tread Softly/ Carnival of the Animals/ The Comedy of Change at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 5 November 2009Performance 3 - 7 Nov 09

    ‘Oguike magnificently justifies his first Rambert commission. As for the dancers, they continue to justify their reputation as one of the finest ensembles performing today.’  

  2. Rambert Dance Company in Tread Softly/ Carnival of the Animals/ The Comedy of Change at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 5 November 2009Performance 3 - 7 Nov 09

    ‘Julian Anderson’s wondrous new score glistens with elliptical rhythms and scatters sounds like stars in the night sky; the costumes are black and white — male v female, light v dark. On every front, The Comedy of Change bears repeat viewing.’  

  3. Pick'n'Mix, Leytonstone High Street
Photo: Nick Gurney

    Pick'n'Mix - the dance selection

    Wednesday 4 November 2009

    The old Woolworths store Leytonstone High Road was brought back to life for one day only, courtesy of a lively dance event organised by a host of dance artists who live in, or have a connection with the area. P… Continue Reading

  4. Svapnagata

    Wednesday 4 November 2009

    Svapnagata (meaning ‘dreaming’ in Sanskrit) is a unique festival of contemporary Indian music and dance curated by two multi-award winning artists, collaborators and friends – dancer/choreograp… Continue Reading

  5. Rambert Dance Company, 3-7 Nov, Sadler's Wells. Mark Baldwin's 'Comedy of Change'

    Rambert Dance Company in Tread Softly/ Carnival of the Animals/ The Comedy of Change at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 4 November 2009 — Performance: 3 - 7 Nov 09

    I don’t think that science and dance have been acquainted for very long but they now appear to be ‘an item’, judging by the number of recent pairings! Rambert’s artistic director, Mark Ba… Continue Reading

  6. YDE Young Creatives 2009 in studio.
Photo: Brian Slater

    YDE Young Creatives new partnerships

    Wednesday 4 November 2009

    Youth Dance England (YDE) is joining forces with the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet School for next years Young Creatives, its performance and mentoring programme for potential young choreographers. The annu… Continue Reading

  7. Rosemary Lee in Common Dance at Greenwich Dance Agency

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 4 November 2009Performance 29 Oct - 1 Nov 09

    ‘One by one, people lying upstage were slowly carried forward and planted upright, like living standing stones. We sensed their uniqueness and multiplicity, as well as their common humanity. It was revelatory – like being shown both a wood and its trees &#… 

  8. 'Jump' Ye Gam Theatre, 3-21 November.09, Peacock Theatre

    Ye Gam Theatre Company in Jump at Peacock Theatre

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 4 November 2009 — Performance: 3 - 21 Nov 09

    Reviewed: 3 November *Jump* is a modern masterpiece, a celebration of kitsch, a homage to carry on! Yegam Theatre has cleverly married Eastern arts with a splash of Western humour in a show that has the credenti… Continue Reading

  9. National Dance Company Wales. Chor: Andonis Foniadakis 'Veil of Stars' Photo: Roy Campbell-Moore

    The artists formerly known as Diversions

    Tuesday 3 November 2009

    Formerly known as Diversions, the company who are now based at the Wales Millenium Centre, are giving their first performances with a new name this week. National Dance Company Wales are appearing in the Queen E… Continue Reading

  10. Common Dance
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Rosemary Lee in Common Dance at Greenwich Dance Agency

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 3 November 2009 — Performance: 29 Oct - 1 Nov 09

    Reviewed: 30 October After weeks of highly publicised big name premieres in the Dance Umbrella programme it was fascinating to see Rosemary Lee’s *Common Dance* _towards to the end of the festival – … Continue Reading

  11. Viviana Durante Q&A

    Monday 2 November 2009

    Viviana Durante joined the Royal Ballet in 1984 and came to prominence in 1987 when she replaced an injured Odette in mid-performance of Swan Lake, never having been coached in the role and aged just 20. She wa… Continue Reading

  12. Where are the women?

    Monday 2 November 2009

    It seemed like most of the women – and a few men – were gathered in the packed foyer of the QEH on 21 October. This year’s Dance UK/Dance Umbrella discussion focused on an issue which has been… Continue Reading

  13. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog2:Visitation/Going Away Party/Three Preludes/Grand Duo at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 2 November 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    ‘After the disappointment of Morris’s Romeo and Juliet last year, it would be good to report that he is firing creatively again. Neither of the new works at Sadler’s Wells, alas, convinced me that this is so.’ 

  14. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 2: Continuum / Softly As I Leave You / Rhapsody Fantaisie at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 2 November 2009Performance 23 & 24 Oct 09

    ‘The dances unfold with Wheeldon’s characteristic neoclassical fluency and invention, including a fine succession of varied duets, from romantic to quirky: particularly complex for Wendy Whelan and Andrew Crawford, or curious for Drew Jacoby and the memorably… 

  15. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Bruise Blood & Faultline at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 2 November 2009Performance 21 & 22 Oct 09

    *** ‘Bruise Blood, the new piece, is also saturated with the distress of 21st-century urban life, though here it has a more embracing demographic. Any of us could feel sympathy with its chaotic, scattered energy.’ 


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