May 2010

  1. Akram Khan Company in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 26 & 27 April 2010

    ‘Musically (and here every dot and squeak of it is vibrantly live and present) he invites Japanese taiko drum and cello into the sacred kathak line-up of tabla, voice and sarod. The movement, meanwhile, seems to have surrendered contraints of any kind to achieve a … 

  2. Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Dualia / Romance de Luna / La Leyenda at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 27 April - 2 May 2010

    ‘Where flamenco shows usually strive for intimacy and spontaneity, Ballet Nacional is smartly drilled and conceived on a huge canvas: think Riverdance with ruffles. The costumes, always striking, sometimes out-dazzle the dancing.’ 

  3. Les 7 doigts de la main / The Seven Fingers in Psy at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 28 April - 15 May 2010

    ‘The circus skills are brilliant, twisted into clever, often funny dramas.’  

  4. Akram Khan Company in Gnosis at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 26 & 27 April 2010

    ‘Perhaps the clearest message we take away from this sublime evening is that art is not born of flash moves and glib ideas but of rigour, study and sacrifice. Khan and his five fellow-artists … have spent a lifetime acquiring their skills. Equally unfashionab… 

  5. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 1 - 3 May 2010

    ‘Three times he [Jonzi D] warned that the default audience response (whoop when you can) wouldn’t work: with Dance Offensive’s hit-and-miss portraits of adolescent angst, with Marso Riviere’s haunting representation of his own body as a kind of… 

  6. Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 4 May 2010Performance 1 - 3 May 2010

    ‘Apart from [Mickael “Marso”] Riviere, the most serious-minded work came from the Cambridgeshire company Dance Offensive in a thoughtful, clever blend of movement and text structured round the pressures felt by today’s youth.’  

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