March 2010

  1. Richard Alston Dance Company, 3-4 March, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

    Richard Alston Dance Company in To Dance And Skylark/ Movements From Petrushka/Overdrive at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 5 March 2010 — Performance: 3 & 4 March 2010

    Reviewed: 3 March 2010 For a decade, this company only performed work by Richard Alston. Now, its programmes routinely include an outlet for the choreographic tributary that Martin Lawrance is developing, slight… Continue Reading

  2. Ilona Copen

    Friday 5 March 2010

    Ilona Copen, founder of the New York International Ballet Competition and Past President of the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute and President Emeritus, died in February. Nevi… Continue Reading

  3. Richard Alston Dance Company in To Dance And Skylark/ Movements From Petrushka/Overdrive at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 4 March 2010Performance 3 & 4 March 2010

    ‘As ever, the dancers were excellent while pianist Jason Ridgway, perched centre stage with the dancers, was a joy.’  

  4. Retina Dance Company 'Antipode' 2 March, The Place

    Retina Dance Company in Antipode at The Place

    Katie Fish, Thursday 4 March 2010 — Performance: 2 March 2010

    Antipode, the title of Filip Van Huffel’s latest work, can be defined as polar or innate opposition. It is a piece for four male dancers and one double bass player, each of whom is on a journey of explorat… Continue Reading

  5. Tim Etchells on Kate McIntosh

    Tuesday 2 March 2010

    “What I like about Kate’s work – which lies somewhere between theatre, performance and dance – is this sense that the body is a question, a construct, a thing that is not quite owned by t… Continue Reading

  6. Judy Dench fights for dance academy

    Tuesday 2 March 2010

    Despite the current economic conditions, it is inappropriate that such action should even be considered, bearing in mind the school’s unique status in arts education in Scotland.” Read more in the Su… Continue Reading

  7. Imperial Ice Stars in Cinderella On Ice at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 2 March 2010Performance 25 - 28 Feb 2010

    **’.. unashamedly aimed at families who want to see pretty ice dancers glide about and wizz-bang their way through haircutter spins.’ 

  8. Imperial Ice Stars in Cinderella On Ice at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 2 March 2010Performance 25 - 28 Feb 2010

    ‘…things only really took flight at the curtain call, an enjoyably shameless parade of razzle-dazzle party pieces that earned the company a standing ovation. ‘ 

  9. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 2 March 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘This is an evening of two fine revivals and a world premiere, all of them made within the past two years, all of them commissioned by the Royal Ballet. Given its historic tendency to be stronger on heritage than creativity, that’s a real turn-up for the comp… 

  10. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Tuesday 2 March 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘I didn’t find it, or the ballet’s structure [As One], convincing as a working-out of his ambitious concept, but his handling of a large cast and confident’ 

  11. Gala Flamenca:Todo Cambia: Flamenco Festival London at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 2 March 2010Performance 26 & 27 Feb 2010

    ‘… it’s impossible not to admire Molina, whose plush body and mix of moves — the smaller, softer pony kicks and pear-picking hand gestures — are an alluring combination.’  

  12. James Wilton and Natasha Cudilla performing in Forest Photo: Gigi Giannella

    Blueprint at Stratford Circus

    Victoria Hill, Tuesday 2 March 2010 — Performance: 26 & 27 February 2010

    East London Dance brings Blueprint, part of its Dance Currents Season 2010 to the upbeat surroundings of Stratford Circus and boy, is it a feverish affair. The trump card of tonight’s show is that this con… Continue Reading

  13. Rocio Molina
Photo: Luis Castilla

    Gala Flamenca:Todo Cambia: Flamenco Festival London at Sadler's Wells

    Sam Gauntlett, Tuesday 2 March 2010 — Performance: 26 & 27 Feb 2010

    Reviewed: 26 February Since the end of Franco’s dictatorship in 1975, a wave of female flamenco choreographers have been building a new contemporary vocabulary and entering into a dialogue with the art for… Continue Reading

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