October 2011

  1. Akram Khan in DESH at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 5 October 2011Performance 4 - 8 October 2011

    ‘DESH is as transporting a piece of dance as I have ever seen. The first full-length solo contemporary work by Akram Khan – though created with 24-carat collaborators – it is also his best show yet: poignant, thrilling, magical, moving and, throughou… 

  2. Akram Khan in DESH at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 5 October 2011Performance 4 - 8 October 2011

    ‘..Desh is a substantial work, some 90 thoroughbred minutes of episodic dance, dialogue and drama that tells of home and identity but also addresses big, frightening issues such as war, torture and death, while nudging, cajoling and charming away your resistance… 

  3. Clod Ensemble

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    Clod Ensemble presents An Anatomie in Four Quarters The physical structure of the body and the magnificent anatomy of Sadler’s Wells theatre are both dissected as the audience promenade to different viewi… Continue Reading

  4. New Adventures' Jonathan Olliver as the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    New Adventures in dance study

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    There’s still time to apply for a unique part time degree course – offered by the Cultural Studies Dept at Birkbeck, University of London. T*he Foundation Degree in Performance: Dance* is part time, … Continue Reading

  5. Theatrical Management Association Awards

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    *The Theatrical Management Association have announced the contenders for their 2011 awards. *Nominees in the Outstanding Achievement in Dance category are: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures for an “ou… Continue Reading

  6. Deborah Bull - 30 years at the ROH

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    The one time Royal Ballet Principal is now Creative Director at the Royal Opera House. She talks to Kate Kellaway about her new book The Everyday Dancer. Read more in the Observer, 2 Oct 2011 Continue Reading

  7. La La La Human Steps in New Work by Edouard Lock at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 4 October 2011Performance 28 Sep - 1 Oct 2011

    ‘Over 90 minutes, New Work creates a strong mood, and sticks to it. It has driving pace, but it fails to move forward.’  

  8. La La La Human Steps in New Work by Edouard Lock at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 4 October 2011Performance 28 Sep - 1 Oct 2011

    ‘The classically derived choreography is undistinguished, and because it’s limited to steps which can be performed at manic speed, highly repetitive.’ 

  9. Jerome Bel in Cedric Andrieux at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 4 October 2011Performance 3 & 4 October 2011

    ‘…in an open-ended series of solos and duets Bel is experimenting with the idea of allowing dancers to step outside their choreography, and reveal themselves candidly to the public.’  

  10. Fabulous Beat and Liam Ó Maonlaí 'Rian'

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    Michael Keegan-Dolan and musician Liam Ó Maonlaí come together to create a new production that takes its title from Ó Maonlaí‘s 2005 solo album Rian, which means ‘mark’ or ‘traceR… Continue Reading

  11. ZooNation, 'Some Like It Hip Hop'

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    Some Like it Hip Hop, written by ZooNation founder Kate Prince and Felix Harrison, is a full-length production with a nod to Billy Wilder’s film and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Some Like it Hip Hop… Continue Reading

  12. Shaun Parker and Company

    Tuesday 4 October 2011

    Created by Australian choreographer Shaun Parker, Happy as Larry is a funny, playful and poignant new dance show, which investigates the nature of human happiness. Happy as Larry combines a mix of ballet, break… Continue Reading

  13. Noel Wallace 'Official Size Five' 28-29 Sep, Wilton's Music Hall. Photo: Heiko Prigge

    Noel Wallace in Official Size Five at Wilton's Music Hall

    Lise Smith, Monday 3 October 2011 — Performance: 28 & 29 September 2011

    Reviewed: 28 September Footballer Justin Fashanu made history in 1981 when he became the first black player to be valued at £1 million. He made history of a different kind when in 1990 he became the first ̵… Continue Reading

  14. Merce Cunningham Company 'Square Game' Stratford Circus, 1 & 2 October. Photos: Anna Finke.

    Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Merce Circus at Stratford Circus

    Lise Smith, Sunday 2 October 2011 — Performance: 1 & 2 October 2011

    Reviewed: 1 October Casual passers-by walking past Stratford Circus on Saturday night were arrested by a ten-foot tall film projection of Merce Cunningham’s popular 1991 piece Beach Birds on the wall oppos… Continue Reading

  15. La La La Human Steps, New Work by Edouard Lock, 28 Sep - 1 Oct. Sadler's Wells

    La La La Human Steps in New Work by Edouard Lock at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Sunday 2 October 2011 — Performance: 28 Sep - 1 Oct 2011

    Reviewed: 29 September 2011 The excitement of the chase, the speed of the sprint and the tedium of the marathon are all bound up in this New Work by Édouard Lock, so loosely entitled because his concept for the… Continue Reading


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