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  1. Paris Opera Ballet live relay

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Tuesday 29 December 2009Performance 22 Dec 09

    ‘Still, filming couldn’t flatter all the dances. It worked particularly well with the sculptural shapes, deliberate actions and limpid storyline of L’Après-midi d’un Faune but the hustle and bustle of Le Tricorne merged into a kind of general hub… 

  2. Top: Boy Blue Entertainment 'Pied Piper'
Below: Zoonation's 'Into the Hoods'

    News: Hip hop happy new year

    Tuesday 29 December 2009

    It’s a great time to see hip hop dance theatre in London, with the revival of Boy Blue Entertainment’s Olivier Award winning Pied Piper running until 3 January at the Barbican and Zoonation’s I… Continue Reading

  3. So You Think You Can Dance

    News: So you think you can dance..

    Tuesday 22 December 2009

    A new prime time show, which sets out to find ‘Britain’s Favourite Dancer’ launches on BBC 1 this Saturday 3 January at 6pm. There have already been six versions of the show in the US, with ver… Continue Reading

  4. Director: Beadie Finzi in Only When I Dance (PG) at Cinema 1 & 3, Barbican

    Press Review Dom Philips and Sarah Maslin Nir, Times, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance 4-17 December.09

    “her remarkable film is about ballet and follows two teenage ballet dancers — Irlan Santos da Silva and Isabela Coracy — struggling to dance their way out of poverty and become international ballet stars” 

  5. Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    “Steven McRae is spectacular as the skater in blue. His first solo whips through intricate jumps and spins, literally shrugging off his latest dazzling feat.”  

  6. English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance in rep til 3 Jan 2010

    “ Crystal Costa (as Clara) is the delectable stand-out of a committed cast.”  

  7. Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    “ I cannot urge you strongly enough to catch the Royal Ballet’s effervescent Frederick Ashton double bill”  

  8. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    “As the Swan and the Stranger, Richard Winsor (recently seen as Dorian Gray in Bourne’s adaptation of Wilde) is powerfully mysterious; sensuous and tender as the Swan, straightforwardly erotic as the Stranger, flirting outrageously with all the foreign pri… 

  9. The Snowman at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Abigail Webber, The Stage, Tuesday 22 December 2009Performance 2 Dec.09 - 10 Jan.10

    “The dancing, choreographed by Robert North, is lively and entertaining, with a beautiful pas de deux between the Snowman and the Ice Princess, and a dazzling solo from Jack Frost.” 

  10. English National Ballet in The Nutcracker at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 21 December 2009Performance in rep til 3 Jan 2010

    ‘The Nutcracker demands spectacle. Scarfe and Hampson are uneven in delivering it.’  

  11. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 21 December 2009Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘Apart from the ingenuity of male swans rather than female ones, Bourne’s achievement is to bring new insight to an old ballet, and give it an ambiguity that disarms audiences as well as intrigues them.’  

  12. ZooNation in Into the Hoods at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 December 2009Performance 16 Dec - 10 Jan 2010

    ‘For sheer raucous fun, the Southbank’s revival of Into the Hoods is unbeatable.’ 

  13. Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 21 December 2009Performance in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    ‘…in best Ashtonian style, were Steven McRae as the Blue Skater, a dynamo of brightest virtuosity, and Laura Morera and Yuhui Choe as the blue girls, fleet, adorable at every moment, and I thought Sarah Lamb looked ravishing, a bombe glacée, delicious as the… 

  14. Royal Ballet in Les Patineurs & Tales of Beatrix Potter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 December 2009Performance in rep til 13 Jan 2010

    ‘Choreographically, this is a ballet of echoes, and at its centre is a beautifully controlled series of fouettés by Yuhui Choe’s Blue Girl, whose Ashtonian sparkle and consummate joy in performance fills the opera house, and marks her out – as if we di… 

  15. Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 21 December 2009Performance 10 Dec 09 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘For all its sly humour and wry potshots at the Royal Family, Swan Lake still packs the kind of emotional punch that only live theatre can deliver.’  

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