October 2008

  1. DV8 in To Be Straight With You at National Theatre

    Press Review Charles Spencer, , Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 15 Nov 08

    ‘…To Be Straight With You remains an enthralling, eye-opening show, backed by hip dance music, innovative video designs and a nine-strong company who give this campaigning piece their impassioned all.’ 

  2. Birmingham Royal Ballet in Beauty and the Beast at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 31 October 2008Performance 28-30 Oct 08

    ‘Created by BRB director David Bintley, this Beauty is ideal for younger children. It has a clear plot and pretty dancing, and although Glenn Buhr’s music lacks really good tunes and the lighting is pea soup, the sets and costumes are wonderful.’  

  3. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 10 Nov 08

    ‘Hurrah for triple bills. Hurrah for change of pace, of choreographic voice. The Royal Ballet is too concerned with dance dinosaurs from Petersburg, with our own choreographers’ evening-long creations that came in their wake, while a treasury of single-act cr… 

  4. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 10 Nov 08

    ‘Serenade is 74 years old. It was the first work that the young Russian émigré George Balanchine created in America, and he invented the steps depending on who turned up for rehearsals. Yet, as the opening work in the Royal Ballet’s new bill of short works,… 

  5. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 10 Nov 08

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill brings together two of George Balanchine’s most luminous creations — Serenade and Theme and Variations — and wraps them around a Michael Corder ballet unseen at Covent Garden for 23 years.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 10 Nov 08

    ‘Performances [ in Serenade] are ripplingly luxuriant and precision sharp; best of all is Lauren Cuthbertson, whose speed, fearlessness and musicality capture the ballet’s essence of fleeting youthfulness and grandeur.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in Three Short Works: Serenade, L'Invitation au voyage, & Theme and Variations at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 31 October 2008Performance in rep to 10 Nov 08

    ‘..this triple bill is a disappointing combination of scrappy dancing and a riot of bronze lamé.’  

  8. Family Weekend - Aracaladanza 'Tac Tac' 26 Oct, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Review: Aracaladanza in A Slice of Paradise at Sadler's Wells

    Rachel Nouchi, Wednesday 29 October 2008 — Performance: 25 Oct 08

    A Slice of Paradise may well have been created as a children’s folly, an orchestrated playground where the everyday takes flight into the imaginary, where birds fight with dancers and bin-liners turn into … Continue Reading

  9. News: Agnes Oaks

    Tuesday 28 October 2008

    - announces she will be retiring from English National Ballet, at the age of 38 and at the peak of her career. Her last role with the company will be Manon. Her husband Thomas Edur hasn’t yet decided if he… Continue Reading

  10. News: I am falling

    Tuesday 28 October 2008

    After critical acclaim for its first performances at The Gate Theatre, Carrie Cracknell’s dance-theatre production comes to the wider stage of the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, this week. (29… Continue Reading

  11. Back: Esther Richardson, Robin Dingemans, Nicky Molloy. Middle: Maggie Morris, Eleni Edipidi, Morag Deyes, Marion North, Kamala  Devam (on behalf of Seeta Patel), Efrosini Protopapa. Front: Kieran Sheehan. Photo: Matthew Tomkinson/In Partnership.

    News: Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards 08

    Tuesday 28 October 2008

    The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards 2008 were announced at an award ceremony at the Soho Theatre last week (22 October). New Choreography Awards of £1500 went to Seeta Patel, Efrosini Protopapa and Robin D… Continue Reading

  12. Theatre-Rites and Arthur Pita 'Mischief' 10-11 October, Peacock Theatre. Photo: Patrick Baldwin

    News: Mischief awarded

    Monday 27 October 2008

    Mischief – a show for children created by Theatre Rites with choreographer and dancer Authur Pita, won the only dance award presented by the Theatrical Management Association in their awards ceremony at th… Continue Reading

  13. Batsheva Dance Company in Three at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 27 October 2008Performance 20 & 21 Oct 08

    ‘The dancers, in bright leisure tops and cutoffs, are strong and assured beneath the flat overhead lighting, but where Naharin is taking us is anyone’s guess.’ 

  14. Batsheva Dance Company in Mamootot at Riverside Studios

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 27 October 2008Performance 23-25 Oct 08

    ‘The conjuction of perversely ugly costumes with radical nudity, extreme physical discipline with let-it-all-hang-out splurges, and severely undramatic longueurs, made me burrow my head in my notes when the dancers walked round shaking hands with spectators and sta… 

  15. Batsheva Dance Company in Three at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 27 October 2008Performance 20 & 21 Oct 08

    ‘Some of Bach’s Goldberg Variations accompany the first section, using the sublime recording by Glenn Gould with its alto of tuneless humming. Intuitively, beautifully, Naharin picks up on the piano’s meanders, translating music into vivid sensation as … 

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