July 2009

  1. Feature: Michael Jackson

    Friday 31 July 2009

    *Swedish dance group Bounce (who return to the Peacock Theatre 15 Sep – 3 Oct 09) have been busy on the streets of Stockholm with a tribute to Michael Jackson – and are encouraging other cities to d… Continue Reading

  2. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘With an explosive burst of energy, Acosta dazzles in his Spartacus solo, which draws exclamations and laughs in equal measure from the audience – for his audacious leaps, bravura attack, and for its, out of context, dated hammy Soviet choreography.’ 

  3. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘One can admire the diversity of his ambition and that the production is packed with movement, breezes along crisply and avoids obvious clichés’  

  4. Summer Collection - new lines in dance at Clore Studio Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 24 July 2009

    ‘This year’s Summer Collection has new momentum… The new streamlined programme, curated by Theresa Beattie, is faster paced than in previous years, short numbers put briskly together.’  

  5. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘I found Shall We Dance lacking in theatrical focus and shackled to one of the finest selections of theatrical clichés in captivity’  

  6. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘With tighter direction and better orchestration, Shall We Dance would top the summer slot. As it is, you’d never know the zing of Rodgers, nor the zip of Cooper.’  

  7. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    ‘Her [Sarah Wildor] dancing has moments of emotional epiphany. As the Slaughter Girl, crumpled, soiled and yearning, she suddenly makes a story happen on stage. She draws from Cooper his most committed performance – and gives his show the beating heart it … 

  8. Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 31 July 2009Performance 23 July - 30 August.09

    “The brilliance of its last half-hour ensures that it comes highly recommended; I would happily watch it every night if I could just slip in quietly at the end.” 

  9. Review: Summer Collection - new lines in dance at Clore Studio Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 31 July 2009 — Performance: 24 July 2009

    This second and final instalment of the Royal Opera House’s Summer Collection was a disconnected but nevertheless thoroughly enjoyable quintet of dances, ranging from works straight out of studio developme… Continue Reading

  10. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 28 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta has a name that can fill theatres, the clout to gather starry guest casts, and a horribly erratic sense of programming.’  

  11. Review: Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 27 July 2009 — Performance: 22-25 July 2009

    Interviewed by Andrew Marr recently, the ballet superstar Carlos Acosta revealed that he may not dance big classical roles for much longer. His ambition to run his own company in Cuba is also no secret. So we ca… Continue Reading

  12. Merce Cunningham

    News: Merce Cunningham 1919 - 2009

    Monday 27 July 2009

    US choreographer Merce Cunningham has “died peacefully in his home of natural causes” aged 90 years old. The Merce Cunningham Dance Company first performed at London’s Dance Umbrella Festival i… Continue Reading

  13. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Allen Robertson, Sun.Independent, Monday 27 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘The second half kicks off with two contrasting duets by London-based choreographers: Kim Brandstrup’s DK60 and Derek Deane’s Summertime. Both are mood pieces, but the first is slippery and subtle whereas the other is silken and suave. Brandstrup intrig… 

  14. Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at London Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 27 July 2009Performance 22-25 July 2009

    ‘Acosta spins, leaps, offers his usual brand of heroic muscularity and an astonishing impermeability to mediocrity’  

  15. Klub Fiskulturnik / Lo Commotion in Adventures in Motion at Arcola Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 27 July 2009Performance July 09

    ‘it’s good to see a talent flaring as brightly as 28-year-old [Jo] Meredith’s’ 

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