July 2010

  1. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Counterpoint at Somerset House Courtyard

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 1 - 4 July 2010

    ‘Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint saw professional and student dancers wetly and gloriously skylarking among the fountains at Somerset House’ 

  2. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    ‘At risk of sounding like a jaded critic who it wouldn’t hurt to have to buy her own front stalls tickets for a change, one can have a surfeit of beautiful dancing – dancing whose sleek and shiny surface, initially alluring, covers an emotional void.’ 

  3. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Alison Gunn, Financial Times, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    ‘Ironically, what began in 1959 as a breakaway group seeking a new path for modern ballet is now a large, slick operation with an established dance style.’  

  4. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 12 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    ‘On a positive note, the Canadian director and choreographer Crystal Pite has recently joined NDT. On the evidence of her Lost Action, the best dance work to visit London last year, Pite could be just the artist to give these excellent dancers material to stretch t… 

  5. Big World Dance finale, 10 July.
Photos: © Getty

    Feel the heat!

    Monday 12 July 2010

    Despite temperatures of over 30ºc in London on Saturday, thousands of people turned out to take part in the grande finale of Big Dance in Trafalgar Square. The Big World Dance was made up of five routines chore… Continue Reading

  6. Cia de Danca Deborah Colker in Cruel at Barbican

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 9 July 2010Performance 29 June - 3 July 2010

    “Her dances are padded out, the material losing force through repetition and extension. Even so, Cruel has a striking mix of illusion, relationships and music-hall glamour.”  

  7. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 9 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    “But the bill also had an unwelcome and similarly familar patina of humourless self-importance to it, and it reminded one, too, of the most useful rule for any choreographer (or perhaps artist full-stop): keep it simple”  

  8. Flatley's Back

    Friday 9 July 2010

    Michael Flatley explains why he is returning to the stage after a nine-year absence “ It was a wonderful feeling to be back live on the stage again and to make sure the old guns were working.” Sarah … Continue Reading

  9. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Daily Express, Friday 9 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    “Brief, witty and very sexy it is oddly entrancing and – for reasons I can’t quite comprehend – quite moving”  

  10. Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 9 July 2010Performance 6 - 9 July 2010

    “The choreography [Ji?rí Kylián’s Whereabouts Unknown] is also more resonant, evoking mythic figures – hunter soul-seeker, wind walker – and generating surges of energy, or ripples of calm.”  

  11. Ivan Putrov & Sarah Lamb in The Royal Ballet’s 'The Sleeping Beauty.' November 2009.  
Photo: Johan Persson.

    Ivan Putrov to leave The Royal Ballet

    Friday 9 July 2010

    Principal Dancer, Ivan Putrov, has announced his decision to leave The Royal Ballet after twelve years. During that time he has danced all the major classical repertoire, as well as works by many contemporary ch… Continue Reading

  12. Dancing on Parliament

    Friday 9 July 2010

    Gail Brown was out in the crowds around the Big Dance Bus for Dancing on Parliament this week (Thursday 8 July) and reports for us here: London boasts one of themost iconic sky lines in the world and today tha… Continue Reading

  13. Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey MP, meets dancers on Horse Guards Parade, 8 July 2010
Photo: Rick Senley

    Dancing on parliament

    Thursday 8 July 2010

    The Big Dance Bus stopped off in Westminster, parked up in Horse Guards parade & unrolled its dance floor to treat MPs to a stunning lunchtime line up of ballet, street, contemporary and Asian dance performa… Continue Reading

  14. Nederlands Dans Theater in Jiří Kylián’s 'Whereabouts Unknown'

    Nederlands Dans Theater in Programme 1 at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 7 July 2010 — Performance: 6 - 9 July 2010

    Reviewed: 6 July 2010 On one level, it would be perfectly accurate to describe aspects of this triple bill as messing about in a farmyard, rolling around on a carpet and then lying on a beach. This first of two… Continue Reading

  15. Laban Graduate Shows 2010
Top: Laure Fauser’s 'Endlessly Waiting' & 
Ellen Harpa Kristendottir’s 'Waste more, want more'
Photos: Tony Nandi.

    Laban BA Degree Shows in Mixed Bills at Laban

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 7 July 2010 — Performance: Sat 26 & Tues 29 June 2010

    Laban’s annual graduation shows give its students an opportunity to show off the results of three years’ technical training and creative development, and the audience a chance to spot the dance stars… Continue Reading

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