June 2007

  1. The Place building work
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    News: The Place is expanding.

    Friday 29 June 2007

    The Place is expanding. Two new studios are going to be added to the top of the existing building, making space for extra classes and workshops for professional dancers, students, adults and children. Work has … Continue Reading

  2. News: Morris meets Mozart

    Friday 29 June 2007

    Having avoided Mozart throughout his career Mark Morris’ has now made three new works to his music. Mozart Dances got a rapturous reception in Vienna last week; it arrives at the Barbican next Wednesday (4… Continue Reading

  3. Klaus Obermaier / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Marin Alsop in Rites at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 29 June 2007Performance 26-27 June 07

    ‘The Matrix-like effects are truly dazzling: Mach’s arms morphing into a threat of tentacles, her body riding an undulating grid like a surfer.’  

  4. Review: Klaus Obermaier / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Marin Alsop in Rites at Royal Festival Hall

    Lisa Haight, Wednesday 27 June 2007 — Performance: 26-27 June 07

    Rites began with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, playing Philip Glass’ Prelude from Akhnaten and Edgard Varese’s Arcana. Aslop gave an informative speech in between these… Continue Reading

  5. News: Carlos Acosta

    Monday 25 June 2007

    - talks to Sarah Crompton about the current state of dance. “Those people [MacMillan, Ashton, Cranko] used to choreograph for personalities and it is a question of what those personalities could bring to t… Continue Reading

  6. Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan in Cursive: A Trilogy at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 19-23 Jun 07

    ‘Towards the end, as the sea sounds dominate, they form a lovely group, bodies flowing and arms waving gently, like a water plant. By that point, though, the audience has needed a great deal of patience and no pressing engagements.’ 

  7. Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan in Cursive: A Trilogy at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 19-23 Jun 07

    ‘Everyone in this company is as beautiful as they are strong, an impression that surely derives as much from their imperturbable expressions as from facial and physical outline. They are, in short, a first-class advertisement for the personal benefits of martial ar… 

  8. Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan in Cursive: A Trilogy at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 19-23 Jun 07

    ‘As the piece progresses and the dancers corkscrew their way around the stage to an elemental soundtrack of crashing waves, chirping insects and bracing musical discords, dark ink drips almost imperceptibly down the scrolls, creating feathery patterns along their l… 

  9. Circus Front: Collectif AOC in Question de Directions at Roundhouse

    Press Review Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 21 June 07

    ‘Hailing from France, there’s a typically abstract streak to this bunch but ‘Question de Directions’, as the show is called, achieves its artistic purity through a liquid physicality rather than any Cirque du Soleil-style pretension.’ 

  10. Circus Front: Collectif AOC in Question de Directions at Roundhouse

    Press Review Lyn Gardner, Guardian, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 21 June 07

    ‘They toy with the possibility of impossibility, and there is something exhilarating about that, particularly when it is executed with an almost complete lack of showmanship and performed with such a casual swagger that it seems as if they are doing it for thems… 

  11. Circus Front: Collectif AOC in Question de Directions at Roundhouse

    Press Review Kate Kellaway, Observer, Monday 25 June 2007Performance 21 June 07

    ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. It is a buoyantly choreographed new departure, a coherent piece of streetwise – and, where necessary, streetfoolish – virtuosity involving hidden trampolines and humans who have magnificently perfected the art of… 

  12. Member of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group with Siobhan Davies.
Photo: Helen Burrows

    News: MPs visit Siobhan Davies Studios

    Monday 25 June 2007

    Members of the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group visited Siobhan Davies Studios recently (19 June 2007), to see an example of an artist-lead, purpose built dance space. Politicians attending the event included… Continue Reading

  13. Review: Circus Front: Collectif AOC in Question de Directions at Roundhouse

    Sophie Lawson, Friday 22 June 2007 — Performance: 21 June 07

    The Roundhouse describes their Circus Front season as ‘Circus with attitude’. Not knowing what to expect I was surprised to see such a wide range of people, young and old. This contemporary circus sh… Continue Reading

  14. Collectif AOC, 'Question de Directions' Roundhouse, Photo: Olivier Chambrial

    Review: Circus Front: Collectif AOC in Question de Directions at Roundhouse

    Alana Hobbs, Friday 22 June 2007 — Performance: 21 June 07

    So why should you go and see this circus show if you’re mostly in to dance? If you like physical dance theatre, you really should give this wild French circus group a try. They extend the sort of dance la… Continue Reading

  15. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, Telegraph, Thursday 21 June 2007Performance 13 - 24 Jun 07

    ‘Of course, it also feels like another night at the circus, but the crowd-pleasing tricks and pomp and ceremony are all part of the show, and they are balanced by some stirring drama and compelling dancing.’ 

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