March 2011

  1. Interview with William Trevitt

    Friday 4 March 2011

    William Trevitt, one half of the Ballet Boyz duo, talks to Holly Williams, “‘I’ve worn some pretty horrendous costumes. In La Fin du Jour, I had to wear a pink satin tailcoat. I enjoyed the bal… Continue Reading

  2. McCartney's Ballet Score

    Friday 4 March 2011

    When ballet master in chief of the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins, asked Paul McCartney whether he would like to write a score for dance, he jumped (no pun intended) at the chance, “I am always intere… Continue Reading

  3. Stage Manager at the Royal Ballet

    Friday 4 March 2011

    Running multiple productions simultaneously is the job of Johanna Adams Farley, senior stage manager at the Royal Ballet. Graham Snowdon tries to keep up with her on a normal hectic day at the Royal Opera House,… Continue Reading

  4. Gregory Maqoma & State of Emergency: 'Desert Crossings'

    Gregory Maqoma & State of Emergency in Desert Crossings at The Place

    Katie Fish, Thursday 3 March 2011 — Performance: 1 March 2011

    As the title suggests, Desert Crossings is about journeying. Marking the 25th anniversary of State of Emergency, a company whose aim is to cultivate and promote dance of the African Diaspora, it is the culminati… Continue Reading

  5. U Review  Photo: Richard Thompson courtesy of The Place

    U review at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Smith, Thursday 3 March 2011 — Performance: 25 February 2011

    U Review is a brand new project created especially for children and their families. Presented by Sadler’s Wells, The Place and Company of Angels, audiences at two half term performances were given a chance… Continue Reading

  6. Bartabas & Ko Murobushi in The Centaur and the Animal at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 3 March 2011Performance 1 - 6 March 2011

    ‘Depending on your point of view, the 90-minute piece is equine ritual, butoh fusion, or a circus horse show run mystically amok.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 3 March 2011Performance 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 March 2011

    ‘…the dramatic ducking and weaving, the oh-so-clever inventions, that have been necessary to bring Lewis Carroll’s tale to the ballet stage have produced a work more frantic than compelling, more feverish even than Alice’s adventures.’ 

  8. Bartabas & Ko Murobushi in The Centaur and the Animal at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 3 March 2011Performance 1 - 6 March 2011

    ‘Bartabas, who is no mean designer himself, orchestrates a sequence of increasingly remarkable images – in which the intelligence of the horses becomes more and more eerily manifest.’ 

  9. Royal Ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', Lauren Cuthbertson. Photo: Johan Persson

    Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 3 March 2011 — Performance: 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 March 2011

    Reviewed: 2 March 2011 Although the audience in the Orchestra Stalls at this second showing reprised the standing ovation given at the Gala World Premiere two nights previously, my reaction to Alice is just two… Continue Reading

  10. Bartabas and Ko Murobushi 'The Centaur and the Animal' 1-6 March, Sadler's Wells. Photo: Nabil Boutros

    Bartabas & Ko Murobushi in The Centaur and the Animal at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 3 March 2011 — Performance: 1 - 6 March 2011

    Reviewed: 1 March 2011 It’s not so unusual to see horses on the stage: I’ve long loved Peregrine, the tubby little Shetland pony who pulls the cart in the Royal Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardée a… Continue Reading

  11. Jasmin Vardimon, 'Yesterday' Photo: Alastair Muir

    Jasmin Vardimon Company

    Tuesday 1 March 2011

    Jasmin Vardimon Company are touring three full-length dance theatre productions this Spring in Europe and the United Kingdom. 7734, Yesterday and Justitia are being toured throughout the UK and internationally.… Continue Reading

  12. Ben Hammond -Free To Dance

    Free to dance

    Tuesday 1 March 2011

    Teacher Ben Hammond is planning to become the first person ever to dance the London Marathon in April this year – quite a challenge for someone who says he can’t dance. Dancing the Marathon is just a… Continue Reading

  13. English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer 2011: Shiori Kase. Photo: Annabel Moeller

    Emerging Dancer Award 2011

    Tuesday 1 March 2011

    Shiori Kase won English National Ballet’s award at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Anton Lukovkin received the People’s Choice Award last night (Mon 28 February) Announcing the awards, Artistic Direc… Continue Reading

  14. English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer 2011: Shiori Kase. Photo: Annabel Moeller

    English National Ballet in Emerging Dancer Awards at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 1 March 2011 — Performance: 28 February 2011

    The Black Swan had cause for celebration on both sides of the Atlantic last night: as Natalie Portman lifted the Oscar for best leading female, the English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Awards got unde… Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 1 March 2011Performance 2, 3, 9, 10, 15 March 2011

    ‘…overall this is, by miles, the most successful Alice ballet I’ve seen.’  

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