July 2007

  1. Jeanette Bain & Dora Jejey

    News: New Faces at ADAD

    Monday 30 July 2007

    Jeanette Bain is the new Director of The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora. ADAD supports the practice and appreciation of dance of the African Diaspora described as African People’s Dance (APD… Continue Reading

  2. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 30 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘Sumptuous frocks can cover only so much. La Scala Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty has lavish designs and handsome orchestral playing, but little else to recommend it. Rudolf Nureyev’s production, restaged by Aleth Francillon, is full of fuss and nonsense, whi… 

  3. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 30 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘As a dancer, Nureyev was fascinated by the split second in which a sequence freezes, catches its breath or changes direction, and it was through these dramatic photo-flashes, rather than in the ebb and flow of dance, that he liked to define himself onstage.’ 

  4. News: New years Resolution!

    Friday 27 July 2007

    The Place is now open for applications to take part in Resolution! 2008. For six weeks in January and February The Place presents nightly showings of triple bills, made up of work by up and coming choreographers… Continue Reading

  5. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 27 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘Improbable as it may seem, it’s still worth seeing this Beauty, but only with Tamara Rojo in the title role. The Spanish-born, Royal Ballet-based dancer is guesting with the Italians this week, and she will surely bring much-needed magic, and clarity, to … 

  6. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 27 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘At the best of times, this is a ballet one would happily prune with a machete: acts two (Prince Désiré‘s hunt, and his vision of the sleeping Aurora) and three (the wedding) have indispensable passages but also drag on interminably, the whole thing running… 

  7. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Times, Friday 27 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘Not only does this staging come via the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, it is also so opulently designed that no one could mistake it as something from the provinces.’  

  8. La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 27 July 2007Performance 25 - 29 July 07

    ‘This is a production where the beauty lies in the staging, not in the dance.’  

  9. Review: La Scala in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 27 July 2007 — Performance: 25 - 29 July 07

    The Sleeping Beauty is, as everyone should know, a tale of good triumphing over bad; the pure magic of the Lilac Fairy defeating the Wicked Witch, Carabosse. In this performance of Rudolf Nureyev’s first v… Continue Reading

  10. Interview: Paco Peña Q&A

    Wednesday 25 July 2007

    * Paco Peña was born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba. He started playing the guitar aged six and made his first professional appearance at 12. London has been his base since the 1960’s and in recent y… Continue Reading

  11. News: Jude Kelly

    Wednesday 25 July 2007

    The Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre – and chair of culture, ceremonies and education at the London organising committee for the Olympic games talks to the Guardian, 25 Jul 07 Continue Reading

  12. Stan Won't Dance in Off the Wall at Southbank Centre Square

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 25 July 2007Performance 20 & 21 July 2007

    ‘What made the event worth seeing was inevitably the simplest thing – two spot-lit bungee dancers somersaulting and rebounding down the flank wall of the Royal Festival Hall. Tiny figures, made huge and dramatic by their own physical daring.’  

  13. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 23 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘Bourne is superb at building up tension, and it is the theatrical impact you remember rather than his choreography.’ 

  14. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 23 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘They called it a “Ballet for the People” gala, and so it was. No one dressed up. No florists were involved. The Festival Hall was simply full of happy, relaxed individuals pleased to be back in this big, friendly auditorium restored to its democratic 1… 

  15. Ballet Boyz gala in Ballet for the People at Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 23 July 2007Performance 14 & 15 Jul 07

    ‘We closed with Trevitt and Nunn together in a fabulous number by Craig Revel Hor-wood (of Strictly Come Dancing), white-tied and tailed, tangoing in each other’s arms.’ 

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