May 2010

  1. Compagnie Marie Chouinard 'bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_ vARIATIONS' Sadler's Wells, 7-8 May. Photo: Marie Chouinard

    Compagnie Marie Chouinard in bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_ vARIATIONS at Sadler's Wells

    Katie Fish, Monday 10 May 2010 — Performance: 7 & 8 May 2010

    Reviewed: 7 May 2010 A ballet dancer with just one foot en pointe limping and hopping ungainly, another squeaking her way across the stage atop a wheeled platform, others forced to stoop on child-size crutches w… Continue Reading

  2. Compagnie Marie Chouinard in bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_ vARIATIONS at Sadler's Wells

    Giuseppe Alizzi, Monday 10 May 2010 — Performance: 7 & 8 May 2010

    The use of different devices – crutches, rope, horizontal bars, and harnesses – which characterizes Chinouard’s work, especially the crutches, is not random, and more importantly, is not only t… Continue Reading

  3. les ballets C de la B, Lisi Estara's 'primero' 5-7 May, Lilian Baylis Studio. Photo: Chris van der Burght

    les ballets C de la B in Lisi Estaras's primero at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Fiona Campbell, Friday 7 May 2010 — Performance: 5 - 7 May 2010

    Reviewed: 5 May Freud would have a field day with a glimpse into the childhood of Lisi Estaras. “My parents having sex” was just one of the startling explosions of dialogue weaved into the whirlwind … Continue Reading

  4. The Merchants of Bollywood, 18 May - 5 June 2010, Peacock Theatre

    The Rise of Bollywood Dance

    Friday 7 May 2010

    With the Merchants of Bollywood production coming to London this month Donald Hutera and Sarah Bloch check out Bollywood classes, films, live shows and learn more about the Slumdog Millionaire effect. Donald Hut… Continue Reading

  5. Renegade in 'Schwarze Katze'

    Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Lise Smith, Friday 7 May 2010 — Performance: 1 - 3 May 2010

    As Breakin’ Convention’s irrepressible curator Jonzi D reminds us, the festival is now in its seventh year as the UK’s premier hip hop theatre event. “Seven years down the line we have ju… Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint / Asphodel Meadows / Carmen at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 7 May 2010Performance in rep, 5 - 15 May 2010

    ‘Even more fascinating is the chance to see Wheeldon and Scarlett side by side, two hugely talented artists bred by the Royal Ballet and offering tremendous hope for the future.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint / Asphodel Meadows / Carmen at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 7 May 2010Performance in rep, 5 - 15 May 2010

    ‘There’s a lot to like about Liam Scarlett’s first ballet for the main stage of the Opera House but the best thing about it is that he works within his means.’  

  8. Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb in 'Electric Counterpoint'
Photo: Dee Conway

    Royal Ballet in Electric Counterpoint / Asphodel Meadows / Carmen at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 6 May 2010 — Performance: in rep, 5 - 15 May 2010

    On the day before yesterday, Liam Scarlett was one of many emerging talents in the world of neoclassical ballet choreography. Today, he woke up (if he ever went to sleep!) as its hottest property. His debut on t… Continue Reading

  9. LC3, London Contemporary Dance School, May 2010. 
Photo: Francois Verbeek, francois@verbeek.name.

    LC3 at Rich Mix

    Libby Costello, Wednesday 5 May 2010 — Performance: 29 April 2010

    There is no better feeling than watching a group of graduating students and coming away feeling rejuvenated. LC3, the third year performance group of London Contemporary Dance School, performed twelve original c… Continue Reading

  10. Lucien Freud & Amy Hollingsworth

    The artist, the dancer and a zebra

    Wednesday 5 May 2010

    Choreographer Rafael Bonachela and dancer Amy Hollingsworth have been working with artist and film maker Tim Meara on a short film about one of the world’s greatest living artists – Lucien Freud. *S… Continue Reading

  11. Companhia de Danca, Deborah Colker in Cruel at Touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 5 May 2010Performance coming to The Barbican, 28 Jun - 3 July 2010

    ‘How cruel love can be. That simple idea is a staple of everything from great literature to pop songs. Now comes Deborah Colker with a sleek, dark new piece of dance-theatre to remind us anew of the pleasures and the pain.’  

  12. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 5 May 2010Performance 1 - 3 May 2010

    ‘I watched part of the final session on Monday, and I was grateful for every step, eyes dazzled by the lightning-flash alertness and timing of the performers, and by the ingenuities and passion of the dance.’  

  13. Rosie Kay Dance Company in 5 Soldiers at The Rifles Club, Mayfair

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 5 May 2010Performance 20 & 21 May 2010

    ‘The most revealing scene is a muscular yet tender duet between Chris Linda and Chris Vann that underscores the ambiguous bonding that can occur in the theatre of war.’tour details  

  14. After Morphoses

    Wednesday 5 May 2010

    Christopher Wheeldon left his own company behind earlier this year. He talks to Judith Mackrell about choreographing Alice and Wonderland for the Royal Ballet and future plans. “If I could be a real artist… Continue Reading

  15. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 5 May 2010Performance 1 - 3 May 2010

    ‘My favourites were the Japanese locking duo Hilty & Bosch, a near-identical pair in baggy suits and trilby hats. They move with the boneless fluidity of cartoons, bodies folding and waggling, limbs springing back into place.’  

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