June 2009

  1. John Ashford, departing Director of The Place,  June 2009

    British Dance ‘too safe’.

    Monday 1 June 2009

    John Ashford leaves The Place this month after 23 years programming one of the UK’s liveliest dance venues. True to form, his final season, The Turning World, features a line up of radical works by interna… Continue Reading

  2. European Contemporary Dance Technique

    Monday 1 June 2009

    The European Contemporary Dance Technique, was developed by Kurt Jooss and Sigurd Leeder. Although its roots are in the theatre work of Rudolf von Laban, the technique that the evolved is quite different. Vivie… Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet in Ondine at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 1 June 2009Performance in rep til 6 Jun 09

    ‘Yoshida’s is a musical, well-mannered reading; Watson offers unreason, a man discovering a new and dangerous world, drowning (one may say) in his passion.’ 

  4. Royal Ballet in Ondine at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 1 June 2009Performance in rep til 6 Jun 09

    ‘Gone were the spiky angles of the old Ansanelli. In their place were flowing arms and soft hands, and feet in which every tiny watery allusion of Ashton’s choreography registered, from the little quivering foot that signalled a newly beating heart to her wri… 

  5. Darren Johnston in Underdrome at Roundhouse

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 1 June 2009Performance 22-24 May 09

    ‘Clearly produced at eye-watering expense, the piece accommodates a 65-strong dance ensemble and choir, the London Contemporary Orchestra and a battalion of sound, lighting, video and design personnel. Everything, in fact, except an animating idea.’ 

  6. Bern Ballet in Wuthering Heights at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 1 June 2009Performance 27-30 May 09

    ‘There is brilliantly original material here, given fine performances by Switzerland’s Bern:Ballett, yet it doesn’t quite fulfil Marston’s mission of delivering a new style of narrative ballet.’  

  7. Bern Ballet in Wuthering Heights at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 1 June 2009Performance 27-30 May 09

    ‘At the start, too, Marston’s choreography is thrillingly outdoorsy, suggesting endless space as Jenny Tattersall’s Cathy flips and scampers, repeatedly flinging herself, spread-eagled, into Gary Marshall’s Heathcliff to hook a leg around his shou… 

  8. Bern Ballet in Wuthering Heights at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 1 June 2009Performance 27-30 May 09

    ‘While this is very much a chamber production, examining the cat’s cradle of tensions between the five main characters, the emotion is full scale and the final duet between Tattersall and Marshall is taut with sadness and longing.’ 

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