May 2009

  1. Photo: Johan Persson. Royal Ballet 'Sensorium' Chor: Alastair Marriott.

    Royal Ballet in Les Sylphides /Sensorium / The Firebird at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 5 May 2009 — Performance: in rep until 30 May 09

    Performance: 4 May 2009 All around the world, ballet companies are celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the very first performance of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (which took place at the Théâtre du Ch… Continue Reading

  2. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company 'Just Add Water' Dancer: Avatara Ayuso. Photo: JP Masclet. 1-6 May, Linbury Studio

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company in Just add water? at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 5 May 2009 — Performance: 1-6 May 09

    Performance: 1 May Culinary references are often used as easy metaphors for dance and so it is perhaps overdue to have a dance performance that is all about food. Although, it’s really the international la… Continue Reading

  3. The Burlesque Question

    Friday 1 May 2009

    As the Proud gallery discovered when Camden Council classified their burlesque night as adult entertainment, it is not necessarily an artist’s choice as to whether their work is considered to be art or not… Continue Reading

  4. Protein Dance in Dear Body at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Libby Costello, Friday 1 May 2009 — Performance: 28 - 29 April 09

    Ten Years Younger meets The Biggest Loser in Protein Dance’s DearBody. Luca Silvestrini’s development from the Place Prize piece *B for Body* brought Sally Marie back as a central character on her jo… Continue Reading

  5. Anton & Erin in Cheek to Cheek at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 1 May 2009Performance 22 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘I longed for imaginative production, choreographic ideas beyond the predictabilities of the ballroom, and the all-too-obvious one of showing Boag and du Beke to their fans.’ 

  6. The Forsythe Company in Decreation at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 1 May 2009Performance 24 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘Of late – and sometimes of early – I have felt that intellectual attitudes rather than dynamic ideas have dominated his work. Staging has become doctrinaire, the need to prove a point has led to costive intellectual postures, and the breaking of outmod… 

  7. Protein Dance in Dear Body at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 1 May 2009Performance 28 - 29 April 09

    ‘Luca Silvestrini’s surreal, cartooning wit finds its ideal subject in Dear Body, a work that anatomises a world gone mad in pursuit of physical perfection.’  

  8. Cloud Dance Festival: Restless at Jackson's Lane Theatre

    Marie Walton , Friday 1 May 2009 — Performance: 24 April 2009

    Cloud Dance Festival began its third year with ‘Restless’, a diverse collection promising a stimulating evening’s entertainment. Friday night’s program opened with the choreography of Den… Continue Reading

  9. The Forsythe Company in Decreation at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 1 May 2009Performance 24 - 26 Apr 09

    ‘William Forsythe’s Decreation is about jealousy. It concerns people fragmented and alienated by strong feeling, disconnected from each other. In practice, Forsythe is so busy ironising and deconstructing their emotions that it’s hard to care.’  

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