November 2008

  1. Feature: Edward Scissorhands

    Friday 28 November 2008

    _ *Clip shows Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands_, an adaptation of Tim Burton’s motion picture with music by Danny Elfman. A gothic fairytale that tells the story of a boy created by a lonely inve… Continue Reading

  2. Savion Glover in Bare Soundz at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 28 November 2008Performance 26 - 29 Nov 08

    ‘Glover is Mr Charisma, an insouciant groover whose loose-limbed moves and syncopated weight changes somehow shift your spatial anchors and defy both weight and gravity.’  

  3. Savion Glover in Bare Soundz at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 28 November 2008Performance 26 - 29 Nov 08

    ‘… a triumph of stamina, flair and classy, unpretentious showmanship’.  

  4. Savion Glover in Bare Soundz at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Friday 28 November 2008Performance 26 - 29 Nov 08

    ‘He fluttered on his tiptoes, his arms flapped, his face looked down in surprise at his rascally feet as if wondering when he’d be formally introduced to them, gravity had a hard time keeping him down.’ 

  5. Savion Glover in Bare Soundz at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 28 November 2008Performance 26 - 29 Nov 08

    ‘…the melodic and rhythmic variety achieved by the men’s percussive footwork is astonishing.’  

  6. Michael Nunn & William Trevitt win an Emmy for their documentary 'Strictly Bolshoi'.

    News: Emmy Award for Balletboyz

    Tuesday 25 November 2008

    Balletboyz Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt received an Emmy Award last night for their documentary Strictly Bolshoi – which followed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon as he became the first British choreog… Continue Reading

  7. The Royal Ballet in 'The Nutcracker', live relay to cinemas on Sunday 29 Dec 08

    News: First live ballet screening to cinemas

    Monday 24 November 2008

    On Sunday 28 December, the matinee performance of The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be beamed to selected cinemas around the UK. It will be the first time ever that ballet has been scree… Continue Reading

  8. Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 24 November 2008Performance 18 - 22 Nov 08

    ‘The show is a long haul, but the performers command attention; as these death figures take their ritualised, impersonal bows, you feel an incongruous surge of affection for them.’ 

  9. Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 24 November 2008Performance 18 - 22 Nov 08

    ‘… the Sankai Juku performers have somehow slowed time to a standstill and that alone is cause for wonder.’ 

  10. Royal Ballet in Voluntaries/The Lesson/Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 24 November 2008Performance 13 - 26 Nov 08

    ‘With Leanne Benjamin, the young Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood and Ricardo Cervera outstanding in an excellent cast, Infra is thrilling viewing – with the reservation that it doesn’t fully hang together.’ 

  11. Jasmin Vardimon Company in Yesterday at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 24 November 2008Performance 19 - 21 Nov 08

    ‘Yesterday, the most recent, unites elements of several Vardimon shows made in the 10 years since she formed her company, including reworked scenes from Lullaby (2001), Park (2005) and Justitia (2007), unified by Guy Bar-Amotz’s designs, but only roughly cohe… 

  12. Jasmin Vardimon Company in Yesterday at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 24 November 2008Performance 19 - 21 Nov 08

    ‘The hard-hitting, attention-grabbing combination of anarchic energy with military discipline pins us to our seats.’  

  13. Sankai Juku 'Toki' 21-23 Nov, Sadler's Wells

    Review: Sankai Juku in Kinkan Shonen and Toki at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 24 November 2008 — Performance: 18 - 22 Nov 08

    Performance: 21 Nov 08 Imagine yourself hiding in a gloomy crypt, furtively spying on half-a-dozen, hairless monks, painted a translucent white from head to toe, slowly observing their solemn rituals against the… Continue Reading

  14. Review: Henri Oguike Dance Company in Little Red/Touching All/All Around/Green in Blue at Laban

    Katie Fish, Monday 24 November 2008 — Performance: 19 & 20 Nov 08

    The ironically titled *Little Red* is about as far removed from the nursery rhyme from which it assumingly takes its name as you can imagine. It is a seductive, red and black number that is accompanied by a live… Continue Reading

  15. Feature: Children Will Listen

    Friday 21 November 2008

    *Whilst ticket sales for dance in the UK are on the increase, promoters seeking to introduce children to the world of dance still struggle to find quality dance productions aimed at a younger audience. Children … Continue Reading

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