October 2009

  1. Feature: Where are the women?

    Friday 30 October 2009

  2. Feature: Svapnagata Festival 2009

    Friday 30 October 2009

    Aditi Mangaldas & Priyadarshini Govind – 21 November An evening of short works from kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas and bharatanatyam dancer Priyadarshini Govind. This evening juxtaposes the two great I… Continue Reading

  3. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog2:Visitation/Going Away Party/Three Preludes/Grand Duo at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 30 October 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    ‘In no other dance company and with no other living choreographer do dance and music exist so perfectly as one.’  

  4. Review: ACE Dance and Music in Switch at Rich Mix

    Libby Costello, Friday 30 October 2009 — Performance: 28 & 29 Oct 09

    Reviewed 28 October ACE Dance and Music came to Rich Mix in East London this week with their _*Switch*_double-bill. This Birmingham based company who combine contemporary dance with African and Caribbean movemen… Continue Reading

  5. Feature: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cyrano

    Friday 30 October 2009

    Cyrano is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of one man’s truly self-sacrificing devotion, choreographed by David Bintley with music by Carl Davis. Catch the Birmingham Royal Ballet in London at Sadler&#… Continue Reading

  6. Michael Clark Company. 28-31 Oct, 3-7 Nov. Barbican. Dance Umbrella 09. Photo: Jake Walters

    Review: Michael Clark Company in Swamp / Come, Been and Gone at Barbican

    Libby Costello, Friday 30 October 2009 — Performance: 28 Oct - 7 Nov 09

    Reviewed: 29 October Two works created 23 years apart made up the current Michael Clark Company programme – in London for this years Dance Umbrella and Barbican Bite:09 seasons as part of a European tour. … Continue Reading

  7. Maresa Von Stockert Tilted Productions 'TrAPPED'

    News: Under Surveillance

    Thursday 29 October 2009

    November sees the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event which provided a rich vein for choreographer Maresa von Stockert’s questioning intellect and her company Tilted Productions.… Continue Reading

  8. James Thierree in Raoul at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Rhoda Koenig, Independent, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance 13 - 24 Oct 09

    ‘Doubtless the people who applauded James Thiérrée loud and long would award him more stars than I.’  

  9. News: New Arts Editor for BBC

    Thursday 29 October 2009

    Will Gompertz, is moving to the BBC from Tate Modern, where he’s been Head of Online Media. He’s also done stand up at Edinburgh and once upon a time was a Sadler’s Wells stagehand… Read … Continue Reading

  10. News: Michael Clark interviewed

    Thursday 29 October 2009

    “I’ve always thought that my goal was to be ambitious for dance…When I was starting out, there was suspicion of modern dance in the classical dance world – it was considered what people d… Continue Reading

  11. News: Finding common ground through dance

    Thursday 29 October 2009

    Watch a video about the making of Rosemary Lee’s new work for the Borough Hall, Greenwich in the Guardian, 28 Oct 09 Continue Reading

  12. Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company in Programme 2: Continuum / Softly As I Leave You / Rhapsody Fantaisie at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance 23 & 24 Oct 09

    ‘…the real problem lies with Wheeldon’s relationship with the Rachmaninoff piano suites that are his chosen music. He seems deliberately to ignore their soaring romanticism in favour of a more earthbound cleverness….’ 

  13. Royal Ballet in Sleeping Beauty at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance in rep til 24 Nov 09

    Cojacuru is the perfect Aurora. Her tiny size helps – she looks every inch a 16-year-old launching herself on the world. But it is the detail of her dancing combined with an extraordinary technique that enable her to make such an impact.’  

  14. The Royal Ballet in Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance in rep til 24 Nov 09

    ‘Good, but not as good as it could be. There are plenty of virtues here, but the production is just a step away from being magical.’  

  15. Mark Morris Dance Group in Prog1: Empire Garden / Bedtime / V at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 29 October 2009Performance 27 - 31 Oct 09

    ‘When you have lost your faith in the power of pure dance to touch the heart and feed the head, this is where you come to have faith restored.’  

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