October 2009

  1. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wind Shadow at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 8 October 2009Performance 6 - 10 Oct 09

    ‘Next comes a film of a so-called ink painting to the sound of gunshot and then the black-clad dancers roll across the stage as if both bullets and cannon-fodder. This one scene has a potency lacking from the rest of the show, which despite valiant efforts by th… 

  2. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wind Shadow at Barbican

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 8 October 2009Performance 6 - 10 Oct 09

    ?Black confetti rains down like ash, and as sulphur-lit smoke is blown across the stage a dark tunnel forms to suck the capering dancers down into hell. It’s a brilliant coup de th??tre, alone worth the price of a ticket, yet it can’t counter an overall se… 

  3. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Wind Shadow at Barbican

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 8 October 2009Performance 6 - 10 Oct 09

    ‘A collaboration between choreographer (and Cloud Gate founder) Lin Hwai-Min and visual artist Cai Guo-Qiang, Wind Shadow uses a monochromatic palette to paint a giant moving canvas of light and shadow or, perhaps more accurately, to illustrate a hellish plunge … 

  4. Touch Wood in Programme 8 at The Place

    Libby Costello, Thursday 8 October 2009 — Performance: 29 Sep 09

    Wildly differing choreographers united to form the eighth programme of the Place’s Touch Wood festival – the biennial season of works in progress, resulting in a truly eclectic evening. The choreogra… Continue Reading

  5. The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge
Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    Royal Ballet School - behind the scenes

    Wednesday 7 October 2009

    There’s a rare chance to get a glimpse inside White Lodge, The Royal Ballet Lower School on 4 November, from 11am – 1pm. The morning will include a demonstration class by students of the Lower School… Continue Reading

  6. Bonachela Dance Company in The Land of Yes and The Land of No at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 5 October 2009Performance 25 & 26 Sep 09

    ‘Choreographic craft skills are everywhere in evidence; technical standards of performance are more beguiling with every year that passes. But the number of people with anything profound to express by these means is small, and getting smaller.’ 

  7. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 5 October 2009Performance 1 -3 Oct 09

    ‘..hats off to Ashley Page for choosing an anniversary triple bill of abstract ballets that stretch the company’s artistic boundaries and showcase its diversity, qualities that have been the hallmark of his eclectic directorship.’  

  8. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 5 October 2009Performance 1 -3 Oct 09

    ‘…I do not think that the company has ever danced with greater assurance than on this visit to Sadler’s Wells as the week ended.’  

  9. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 5 October 2009Performance 1 -3 Oct 09

    ****‘Page celebrates the company’s 40th birthday with a mixed bill that tracks the progress of ballet over the past four decades, neatly starting with Balanchine’s Rubies (1967), the gemstone associated with 40th anniversaries.’ 

  10. Scottish Ballet in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Libby Costello, Friday 2 October 2009 — Performance: 1 -3 Oct 09

    Surely there is no better way to celebrate the past than with a fresh, forward thinking programme. Balanchine’s *Rubies* _(1967), a perfect choice for the 40th Anniversary of Scottish Ballet, opened the ev… Continue Reading

  11. Tango protected

    Friday 2 October 2009

    Unesco’s ‘Intergovernmental Committee of Intangible Heritage’ has granted the dance form and its music ‘protected cultural status’. Both Uruguay & Argentina will be able to clai… Continue Reading

  12. Theyyam dance

    Friday 2 October 2009

    - a spectacular form of possession dance from northern Kerala features in a new book by William Dalrymple. They appear on 2 Oct at the Barbican, as part of Nine Lives: Sacred Music from Modern India. Read more i… Continue Reading

  13. Laban Graduate School Showcase in Mixed Bill at Laban

    Libby Costello, Friday 2 October 2009 — Performance: 23 Sep 09

    This evening was one of three at Laban showcasing the results of academic choreographers unleashed. Using the Laban building as a playground, students, mainly from the MA in Choreography, presented work as the c… Continue Reading

  14. Olivier Awards logo

    The Olivier Awards need you...

    Thursday 1 October 2009

    We do a lot of ‘and the winner is…’ kind of stories on these news pages. Now’s your chance to have a say on who gets nominated for, and ultimately receives, the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awar… Continue Reading

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