July 2010

  1. Bolshoi Ballet. 'Serenade' Dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Maria Allash, Natalia Osipova, Karim Abdullin. Photo: Damir Yusupov

    Russian Ballet Rejuvenated

    Friday 2 July 2010

    Zoë Anderson takes an in-depth look at the Bolshoi Ballet’*s upcoming season at the *Royal Opera House During the Soviet-era ballet was strongly supported by the state, and companies, such as the Bolshoi,… Continue Reading

  2. Henry Perkins graduates from the Bolshoi

    Friday 2 July 2010

    Henry Perkins has become the first Briton to graduate from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Known as one of the touchest dance schools in the world Bolshoi students train up to eight hours a day, on top o… Continue Reading

  3. Slow Dancing after dusk, in Trafalgar Square...

    Friday 2 July 2010

    Perfect for these balmy summer evenings, next week, as part of Big Dance week (3 – 11 July 2010) Sadler’s Wells presents artist David Michalek’s magnificent moving-image installation Slow Danci… Continue Reading

  4. les ballets C de la B in Out of Context - for Pina at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 2 July 2010Performance 17 & 18 June 2010

    “C de la B performances tend to have big, architectural sets and live music, with singers and musicians often taking part in the action. Out of Context leaves the dancers with recorded music and a bare stage.”  

  5. Cia de Danca Deborah Colker in Cruel at Barbican

    Press Review Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Friday 2 July 2010Performance 29 June - 3 July 2010

    “In Cruel the clear confidence in her use of the stage and the inherent theatricality of her movement vocabulary are unquestioned, but also remaining is the nagging suspicion that she rarely, if ever, digs beneath the surface – that ultimately she has litt… 

  6. Tap Dogs at Novello Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Friday 2 July 2010Performance from 15 June 2010

    “Better are the occasional flairs of physical wit: a neat basketball-passing routine; a backlit lineup like a stop-motion photo sequence. Better still is a duet for Richie Miller and Garcia, which actually shows some lightness of touch. Miller is a nifty mover, … 

  7. Cia de Danca Deborah Colker in Cruel at Barbican

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 2 July 2010Performance 29 June - 3 July 2010

    “The movement is derivative but dramatic. The dancers are – mainly – clothed.”  

  8. Top: West End show dance captains in a routine from 'Hairspray' & below: Mayor Boris Johnson strikes a pose with 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Camilla Dallerup at the Big Dance 2010 launch, London Palladium, 1 July.
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

    Boris does Big Dance

    Thursday 1 July 2010

    Big Dance week 2010 is now officially underway after a high energy launch at the London Palladium this morning featuring dance captains from 13 West End shows, with support from London vocational dance school st… Continue Reading

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