October 2010

  1. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 5 - 9 October 2010

    ‘The dancing ranges from silky delicacy to ecstatic wrestlings. Vertical Road also feels too long, dawdling as it moves from one sequence to the next.’  

  2. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Monday 11 October 2010Performance 5 - 9 October 2010

    ‘Khan’s superlative performers, drawn from far and wide, unsentimentally embody his ecumenical credo while serving his every creative impetus – be it astonishing speed, alarming flexibility or potent stillness in his characteristic fusion of diverse … 

  3. Deaf and dancing

    Monday 11 October 2010

    _*“I feel that dance is one of the most natural things for deaf people, because deaf people are visual and more attuned to body movement,”* _says Nina Falaise, who has had a brilliant career as a bal… Continue Reading

  4. Deaf Men Dancing

    Monday 11 October 2010

    What happens if you put six deaf men, with six different dance backgrounds, together in a rehearsal studio? Hannah Wheeler discovered an exciting fusion of contemporary, classical and commercial dance, incorpora… Continue Reading

  5. 'Traces'

    The Seven Fingers in Traces at Peacock Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 11 October 2010 — Performance: 28 Sep - 30 Oct 2010

    Reviewed: 7 October Athough this show dates back to 2006 – as the second episode of theatrical urban circus from Les 7 doights de la Main * – it is surprisingly fresh, with an all-new cast recruited… Continue Reading

  6. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, , Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 - 9 October 2010

    ‘There are nights when I wonder why I spent so much of my life watching dance – and other nights so visceral and original that I have no doubts.’  

  7. Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 - 9 October 2010

    ‘it’s Khan’s new muse – the hypnotically beautiful Salah El Brogy – who deserves attention. The Egyptian dancer embodies Khan?s ability to combine seemingly disparate themes, such as sensuality and spirituality, as well as pan-cultural id… 

  8. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘Despite this blue-chip input, and the 11 dancers, the choreography lacked impact. Part of the reason is diminishing returns — at 60 minutes of non-stop dancing, plus 15 minutes of the dancers “warming up” on stage, the lengthily titled I Drink… 

  9. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘What disappoints most is the deflating juxtaposition of an interesting score from Nico Muhly (who plays live with the Chamber Ensemble), a sparely orchestrated, quirky, pulsating modernist work, and the pallid choreography that makes its monotonous way through … 

  10. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘Petronio’s dancers can be serene or flailing, but some sequences are just dutiful – dancers carefully getting on with their arabesques and pliés. The unison moves tend to be duller than the solos. Petronio’s company are happiest when they pee… 

  11. Royal Ballet in Onegin at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 October 2010Performance in rep until 25 October 2010

    ‘You don’t just hear the music and see the choreography in Cojocaru’s dancing – you feel the catch in Tatiana’s throat, the acceleration of her pulse, the hammering of her heart.’  

  12. Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 October 2010Performance 5 & 6 October 2010

    ‘I Kiss the Air could nearly be Petronio’s finest piece. Its choreography is dense with invention, its dancers project a fine fierce physicality and an alert, emotional presence. But it is also self-defeatingly hard to watch.’  

  13. Akram Khan Company 'Vertical Road'
Photos: Richard Haughton

    Akram Khan Company in Vertical Road at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 8 October 2010 — Performance: 5 - 9 October 2010

    Reviewed: 6 October The ten year journey of Akram Khan’s company has been a road full of exciting hairpin bends. Khan is a virtuoso kathak dancer and some of his early works (the Polaroid Feet / Ronin / Th… Continue Reading

  14. Stephen Petronio's 'I Drink the Air Before Me'
Photo: Sarah Silver

    Stephen Petronio Company in I Drink the Air Before Me at Barbican Theatre

    Katie Fish, Friday 8 October 2010 — Performance: 5 & 6 October 2010

    The title of Stephen Petronio’s *I Drink the Air Before Me* _is taken from Scene One of Shakespeare’s*The Tempest* in which Ariel promises his lord Prospero to return to him before his pulse has beat… Continue Reading

  15. Clore Fellows 2010

    Clore Leadership Fellows 2010 - 11

    Friday 8 October 2010

    The Clore Leadership Programme, founded by Dame Vivien Duffield, today announced the names of 21 new Fellows who have just started the Programme. Now in its seventh year, the Clore Leadership Programme has estab… Continue Reading

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