October 2006

  1. Review: Rosas in Desh at Laban

    Mariko Harano, Tuesday 31 October 2006 — Performance: 28 Oct

    Desh, a dance piece co-choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis, displays layers of paradoxical elements – sacredness and profanity, exoticism and svelteness, vibrance and serenity, te… Continue Reading

  2. Val Bourne CBE

    News: Umbrella still required

    Monday 30 October 2006

    Val Bourne retires from Dance Umbrella this week, the organization she founded 28 years ago. A gala celebrates her contribution to dance at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday. Meanwhile she talks to the Times: … Continue Reading

  3. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 26-28 Oct

    ‘These dancers have a collective energy, a shared commitment that is very appealing.’  

  4. Krisztina de Chatel company in Fold at Greenwich Dance Agency

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 30 October 2006Performance Oct 06

    ‘It seems to be a parable about materialism: the more you engage with worldly things, the more impossible becomes any chance of transcending them.’ 

  5. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Apollo/ Pulcinella/ The Firebird at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 24 Oct

    ‘I’ve not seen Enchanted Princesses quite so bright and pure, or witnessed that scene without at least one wretched girl dropping her apple.’ 

  6. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 26-28 Oct

    ‘…one of the best things about BRB’s own professional cast is the number of very young-looking dancers tucked away in its lower ranks.’  

  7. Rosas in Repertory Evening at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 26 & 27 Oct

    ‘Four women in “signature” black dresses, boots and much-flashed white pants sashay, stamp and galumph in Quatuor No 4, to Bartok (often irritatingly interrupted for similar activity in silence); while Die Grosse Fuge (Beet-hoven) is a hectic barrage of… 

  8. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 20-21 Oct

    ‘The involvement of a choir of London teenagers, singing along with Wainwright’s recorded score, left me almost in a puddle on the floor.’ 

  9. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 20-21 Oct

    ‘The result is sharply modern but its broken curves and ornate flourishes have a formal, late-baroque quality, too. You could set Lareigne (1995) to the music of Rameau as easily as to the Stranglers.’ 

  10. Stephen Petronio Company in Lareigne/Bud Suite/BLOOM at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 30 October 2006Performance 20-21 Oct

    ‘It is a matter of taste whether you find his strenuous, spearing style consistently exciting or too samey and relentless.’ 

  11. Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 27 October 2006 — Performance: 26-28 Oct

    All this ballyhoo about Ballet Hoo – the BRB’s televised education project in which 60+ underprivileged adolescents trained to perform roles in *Romeo and Juliet* – stirred up more than a passi… Continue Reading

  12. News: Capture - take five

    Friday 27 October 2006

    CAPTURE, the national, strategic agency for dance and the moving image has launched *Capture5*, the fifth round of its screen-based dance production fund. Awards are made of up to £20,000 and proposals are wel… Continue Reading

  13. The Cholmondeleys “YIPPEEE!!! (2006)”

    News: Lea Anderson

    Friday 27 October 2006

    Lea Anderson’s Cholmondeleys arrive at Sadler’s Wells with their latest show “YIPPEEE!! ! (2006)” next week (3 & 4 Nov) Its “inspired by the symbology and meaning of multiples. … Continue Reading

  14. News: Dirty Dancing Choreographer

    Friday 27 October 2006

    David Scotchford teaches reporter *Chloe Rhodes to dance. ‘*Then came my defining Dirty Dancing moment. “Look straight at me,” David said. “Don’t think about the steps, just focus o… Continue Reading

  15. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Apollo/ Pulcinella/ The Firebird at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 27 October 2006Performance 24 Oct

    ‘For Robert Parker and Ambra Vallo, the leading dancers, and for Kandis Cook, much admiration.’ 

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