May 2008

  1. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Saturday 31 May 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘Only at the end does the choreographer join in the prevailing movement. And it is only at the end, in a crescendo of whirling, percussive, joyful kung-fu-style action that the work suddenly achieves a coming-together of all its ideas and finds a kind of magical re… 

  2. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Saturday 31 May 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘..a dazzling alliance of space and content that grants kinetic life to Gormley’s art and conceptual discipline to Cherkaoui’s philosophical choreography.’  

  3. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Saturday 31 May 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘This unique, profoundly imagined work takes the concept of cultural exchange to a new level.’  

  4. Review: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 29 May 2008 — Performance: 27-31 May 08

    If one spends a whole life devoted to a particular skill then the product of this singular endeavour is bound to be exceptional brilliance. So it is with these Buddhist monks, only they haven’t just spent … Continue Reading

  5. Havana Rakatan at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Gavin Roebuck, The Stage, Thursday 29 May 2008Performance 21 May - 21 June 08

    ‘The rumba is more authentic than found in dance halls and the rhythm of the final salsa dance is contagious.’ 

  6. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Thursday 29 May 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘Cherkaoui is called a choreographer, but he’s really our conscience. True, Sutra is slow, and more than a little po-faced, yet this silent drama never browbeats and both its subject and means are truly innovative.’  

  7. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Monks from the Shaolin Temple in Sutra at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 29 May 2008Performance 27-31 May 08

    ‘The moves are still remarkable. These men do backflips, twisting jumps with pumping limbs, or fall flat from the height of a leap.’  

  8. Zoonation in 'Into the Hoods' , Novello Theatre, booking until August 08

    News: Street dance on stage

    Wednesday 28 May 2008

    As Kate Prince’s Into the Hoods has its West End season extended until the end of August, Sanjoy Roy asks whether Hip Hop dance can ‘keep it real’ in the theatre… With a growing number of… Continue Reading

  9. Review: Tero Saarinen Dance Company in Next of Kin at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Lisa Haight, Wednesday 28 May 2008 — Performance: 23-24 May 08

    Next of Kin opened with a shadow of Jarmo Saari, the composer and live musician. As he held a glass of water, walked in a circle and rubbed the glass’ rim, the magic of the water genie made an eerie, haunt… Continue Reading

  10. Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering / The Dream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Wednesday 28 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘Dances goes on in this vein, spinning sequences of dazzling innovation with an almost throwaway air. Space is a constant feature. Against a clear blue sky, dancers have room to run and leap and fly and gaze into vast distances.’ 

  11. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Wednesday 28 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘[Carnival of the Animals] The ultimate highlight, though, both musically and visually, is the glistening Aquarium sequence, as the full complement of Rambert dancers don long, blue satin gloves for a Hollywoodesque display of synchronised swimming.’ 

  12. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Myth at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Wednesday 28 May 2008Performance 16 & 17 May 08

    ‘There are many striking images in a work of much visual and some kinetic interest, but its meaning is a jumble.’ 

  13. Rambert Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Wednesday 28 May 2008Performance 20 - 24 May 08

    ‘[Scribblings] The music, Chamber Symphony, by John Adams, is cheerfully cacophonous or abrasive. Under a big, swinging light, the dancers rush, tumble, slide, roll at a frantic pace, like a swarm of ants or a kindergarten let loose. The first and third sections ar… 

  14. Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering / The Dream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Wednesday 28 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘Robbins’s choreography, classical with folk-dance inflexions, pours out with cornucopian invention: lyrical, witty, crisp and brisk, whimsical and poignant, with many a heart-stopping moment.’ 

  15. Royal Ballet in Dances at a Gathering / The Dream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 27 May 2008Performance May 08

    ‘Johan Kobborg, in fact, is rather better than Rudolf Nureyev as the enigmatic figure who opens and closes the piece. His self-deprecating humanity strikes the more resonant note and the quiet finish of his dancing has greater poignancy.’ 

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