June 2009

  1. Pina Bausch's 'Nelken'  Tanztheater Wuppertal.

    News: Pina Bausch 1940 - 2009

    Tuesday 30 June 2009

    It has been announced that Pina Bausch, the great choreographer and dancer died this morning (30 June). Cancer had been diagnosed only a few days ago – and she performed with her company only last Sunday 1… Continue Reading

  2. Les Ballets C de la B in Bodies Language at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Soutbank Centre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 29 June 2009Performance 26 & 27 Jun 09

    ‘It boasts two singers, five musicians, an intriguing set, a brilliantly designed cast-sheet-cum-programme, and nine dancers who combine humour and athleticism in what’s called character-based work — the moves reflect who the dancers are, and the bod… 

  3. Tom Tom Crew at Udderbelly, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 29 June 2009Performance Jun 09

    ‘The intimacy of the venue means that not only does every seat command a premium view, but the kinetic energy of the act communicates through vibration: you literally feel the landings and take-offs, and smell the sweat, if not the fear.’ 

  4. Yasmeen Godder in Singular Sensation at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 29 June 2009Performance June 09

    Tongues snake and eyelids flicker in her fetishistically detailed vocabulary, and her scabrous trio of female performers pay slyly pornographic homage to feminine archetypes including the Three Graces and the Greek goddess Artemis. Godder 

  5. News: Doris Barry

    Friday 26 June 2009

    Dancer, founder of London Studio Centre and sister of Dame Alicia Markova, died recently at the age of 96. Read an obituary Continue Reading

  6. Yasmeen Godder in Singular Sensation at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 June 2009Performance June 09

    ‘Godder’s vocabulary is unsparing in its concentration of raw, contorted, angry movement.’  

  7. Review: Sylvie Guillem / Robert Lepage / Russell Maliphant in Eonnagata at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 26 June 2009 — Performance: 24 Jun 09

    I went to pay a quick return visit to *Eonnagata* – having reviewed the premiere back in March – to see what if anything had changed, either in terms of the show itself or in my opinions of it. There… Continue Reading

  8. Siobhan Davies Archive web page

    News: Siobhan Davies Archive

    Thursday 25 June 2009

    The UK’s first digital dance archive is now live online. Focussing on the work of choreographer Siobhan Davies, it has been produced by her company, Siobhan Davies Dance, in collaboration with researchers … Continue Reading

  9. Review: Magpie Dance Company at Albany, Deptford

    Eileen Strong, Wednesday 24 June 2009 — Performance: 23 Jun 09

    Magpie Dance Company flew their Bromley nest this week for their first performance at Deptford’s Albany theatre. This was also my first encounter with the inclusive dance company and their union of youths… Continue Reading

  10. From top: Punchdrunk, Ballet Boyz II, StopGAP

    News: Dancing City - Without Walls

    Wednesday 24 June 2009

    If you go down to docklands this Saturday afternoon, you’re sure of a packed programme of free dance performances in the parks, squares and plazas around Canary Wharf. Ballet Boyz II, StopGap, Dance Theatr… Continue Reading

  11. Richard Alston Dance Company in - at home at The Place

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 24 June 2009Performance 16 & 17 Jun 09

    ‘Once a year, Richard Alston gives a short season at his home theatre trying out repertory that may not suit a larger stage. It’s an opportunity to have fun and, certainly, one of the two works premiered here looks more like a game, or an experiment, than … 

  12. Company of Elders

    News: Imagine… The Company of Elders

    Monday 22 June 2009

    ‘‘Quite simply, I shall dance until the end of my life.’‘ The group are the subject of the first film in the new series of Imagine.. presented by Alan Yentob on BBC1, on Tuesday 23 June. … Continue Reading

  13. Tom Tom Crew at Udderbelly, Southbank Centre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Monday 22 June 2009Performance June 09

    ‘…their dress-down brand of personal circus is spot-on for our time, a sort of tiny-top for the credit crunch or show in a shed that feels pleasingly DIY, although it obviously isn’t.’  

  14. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘The evening opens with its strongest work as ENB dance Balanchine’s Apollo with confidence. Thomas Edur is an elegant Apollo, every step smooth and musically aware, with Agnes Oaks alert as Terpsichore.  

  15. English National Ballet in Ballet Russes at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 June 2009Performance 16 - 20 Jun 09

    ‘No Ballets Russes tribute is complete without a new work, and ENB came up with a corker. David Dawson’s Faun(e), a duet to Debussy’s score arranged for two pianos, contained just enough familiar material to anchor it to its source – oriental angl… 

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