November 2009

  1. Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 30 November 2009Performance in rep til 31 Dec 09

    ‘Here is, I swear, the best account of this often betrayed work that I have seen, without challenge in the world today.’  

  2. Svapnagata Festival at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Jays, Sunday Times, Monday 30 November 2009Performance 16 - 28 Nov 09

    ‘For fans of Akram Khan, this festival he curated with Nitin Sawhney offers a sense of his choreographic journey.’  

  3. Svapnagata Festival at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 30 November 2009Performance 16 - 28 Nov 09

    ‘It was a bright idea to ask these two to curate the season. They know the field and their choices were lively.’ 

  4. Vincent Dance Theatre in If We Go On at The Place & touring

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 30 November 2009Performance Nov 09

    ‘…If We Go On has what Confluence lacks: a crackling intellectual core. It may be bleak, but it’s the real thing.’ 

  5. Akram Khan/Nitin Sawhney in Confluence at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 30 November 2009Performance 26 - 28 Nov 09

    ‘The result is enjoyable but episodic. Khan’s Kathak displays provide the highlights but there’s too much indulgent noodling around, and the other dancers are grievously under-used.’ 

  6. Akram Khan/Nitin Sawhney in Confluence at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Monday 30 November 2009Performance 26 - 28 Nov 09

    ‘Confluence, by dancer Akram Khan and musician Nitin Sawhney, is neither a new piece nor an old one, but a remix of their past collaborations, re-presented in Fabiana Piccioli’s spare designs and backed by Nick Hillel’s digital video.’  

  7. Motionhouse in Scattered at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Katie Fish, , Monday 30 November 2009Performance 27 Nov 09

    Even if you arrived with no notion of what Kevin Finnan’s latest work was about, the theme of water is instantaneously apparent thanks to the huge wave-like wall that engulfs a large part of the rear of the stage. This curved structure, by set designer Simon Dormon… 

  8. News: Tamara Rojo in the boardroom

    Friday 27 November 2009

    A principal ballerina with the Royal Ballet, Rojo is spending time in meetings and boardrooms to help inform her potential transition from dancer to artistic director. The Spanish government has proposed that it… Continue Reading

  9. News: No Eternal Damnation on BBC4

    Friday 27 November 2009

    The BBC has announced that it won’t be broadcast Javier De Frutos’ contribution to the ‘In the Spirit of Diaghilev’ programme filmed earlier this year at Sadler’s Wells. In celebra… Continue Reading

  10. Boy Blue Entertainment 'Pied Piper' Kenrick Sandy. Photo: Tim Mitchell

    News: New Artistic Associates for the Barbican

    Friday 27 November 2009

    The Barbican has announced a major new partnership with Boy Blue Entertainment who become Artistic Associates for the next three years. Louise Jeffreys, Head of Theatre and Special Projects at the Barbican said:… Continue Reading

  11. Feature: Boy Blue Entertainment

    Friday 27 November 2009

    Boy Blue Entertainment present Pied Piper – A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution.Pied Piper is a contemporary performance inspired by Robert Browning’s poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Boy Blue Entertainment&#… Continue Reading

  12. Royal Ballet 'The Nutcracker'
Miyako Yoshida as the Sugar Plum Fairy
Royal Opera House, in rep until 31 Dec 09
Photo: Johan Persson

    Review: Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 27 November 2009 — Performance: in rep til 31 Dec 09

    Reviewed*: 26 November* For me, the best of all times is the feeling that Christmas is coming; it might be too much of a truism, but nonetheless true, to say that the day itself rarely lives up to expectations … Continue Reading

  13. Cherkaoui/Shivalingappa & Winlock/Maqoma in Play/Southern Comfort at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 26 November 2009Performance 24 & 25 Nov 09

    *** ‘Play plainly stems from an astute theatrical sensibility. ‘ 

  14. Cherkaoui/Shivalingappa & Winlock/Maqoma in Play/Southern Comfort at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 26 November 2009Performance 24 & 25 Nov 09

    ‘If the Svapnagata festival is all about rethinking Indian dance and music, this double bill of duets shows what can happen when India converses and collides with other cultures.’  

  15. Phase3 At The Point opening.
Below: Akram Khan, Cheryl Butler & Gregory Nash
Photos: Bruce Williams

    News: Phase3 At The Point

    Wednesday 25 November 2009

    The Point, in Eastleigh, Hampshire, is a multipurpose arts venue where dance is at the forefront of programming. Its 300 hundred seater theatre has hosted performances by many leading UK companies since it opene… Continue Reading

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