April 2006

  1. Royal Ballet in La Fille mal gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 28 April 2006Performance 21 April - 20 May

    “The Hispanic couple of Argentinian Marianela Nuñez and Cuban Carlos Acosta just crackled in each other’s company, in both the broadest strokes of movement and in the finest details.” 

  2. Royal Ballet in La Fille mal gardée at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 28 April 2006Performance 21 April - 20 May

    “Simone is danced by a man, in this case William Tuckett. He’s an irresistible Widow, all the funnier for the seriousness of his dancing.”  

  3. Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Knot at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 28 April 2006Performance 25 - 29 April.06

    “Colker’s athletic choreography is oddly aimless.”  

  4. Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Knot at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Friday 28 April 2006Performance 25 - 29 April.06

    “The result is exhilarating, intense and, at times, uncomfortable, a highly charged exposé of sexual dynamics.” 

  5. Royal Ballet in Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 26 April 2006Performance 15-29 April

    ‘Now that Jonathan Cope has retired, Edward Watson is the only British male principal left at the Royal Ballet. And although he’s made his mark in a variety of 20th-century roles, this performance of Giselle was his first appearance as a 19th-century leadi… 

  6. Angika in Ether at Croydon Clocktower and touring

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Wednesday 26 April 2006Performance

    ‘…this turned out to be one of the most consistently thrilling evenings of dance I’ve seen all year.’ 

  7. Review: Aurélien Bory/Hammich family in Taoub at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Jenny Gilbert, Wednesday 26 April 2006 — Performance:

    ‘…a seamless 70-minute spectacle that makes use of a large swathe of Arabic fabric in distinctly new-circus ways..’ Continue Reading

  8. Review: Aurélien Bory/Hammich family in Taoub at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Luke Jennings, Wednesday 26 April 2006 — Performance:

    ‘Taoub is performed with earnestness, charm, and a refreshing lack of technical refinement..’ Continue Reading

  9. Aurélien Bory/Hammich family in Taoub at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Wednesday 26 April 2006Performance

    ‘The charm of this show is that it brings that atmosphere of casual bravura into the theatre, adding more sophisticated effects with material and lighting that enhance the group’s fine skills without detracting from the ageless innocence of the tradition.’ 

  10. Michael Flatley in Celtic Tiger at Wembley arena & touring

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 26 April 2006Performance 18 April

    ‘Is this some mutant hybrid of Riverdance, the Wizard of Oz and Rocky Horror? Yes, it really is – only not in a good way.’  

  11. Michael Flatley in Celtic Tiger at Wembley arena & touring

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Wednesday 26 April 2006Performance 18 April

    ‘It starts out like Gladiator crossed with Liberace and ends, a couple of hours later, with multiple encores of Yankee Doodle Dandy.’  

  12. News: Ocean Aid

    Monday 24 April 2006

    On Thursday 27 April 2006 Flowers East gallery in Hoxton, London will host an Art Auction at in aid of Dance Umbrella’s presentation of Merce Cunningham’s spectacular OCEAN at the Roundhouse in Septe… Continue Reading

  13. BIG DANCE LOGO

    News: Big Dance - London

    Monday 24 April 2006

    After around 10,000 people packed out Move it Dance London at Olympia this weekend, the Mayor is encouraging Londoners to get dancing this summer. Everyone with an interest in dance, schools, sports clubs and c… Continue Reading

  14. Ballets Russes in Documentary film at Selected cinemas

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 21 April 2006Performance

    “And, of course, there are the film clips of the Ballets Russes companies in performance. I became damp-eyed as beloved artists were suddenly there as I remembered them.” 

  15. Review: Ballets Russes in Documentary film at Selected cinemas

    Marion Jones, Wednesday 19 April 2006 — Performance:

    ‘It’s like a curtain opening and I can see it happening.’ Dame Alicia Markova’s magical words, plus flickering black-and-white film of her taking a long-long-ago curtain call, open a cur… Continue Reading

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