January 2010

  1. Place Prize winners, from top:
Adam Linder (2008), Nina Rajarani (2006), Rafael Bonachela (2004)

    News: The Place Prize

    Friday 29 January 2010

    The Place Prize – the biennial choreography competition is back this year – with a top prize of £25,000 and a slightly different format. This year 16 choreographers, instead of 20 in previous years,… Continue Reading

  2. Feature: 2001

    Friday 29 January 2010

    Rambert’s 75th AnniversaryBritain’s oldest dance company, Rambert Dance Company has an illustrious history. read more>> Continue Reading

  3. Image: Foundation For Community Dance

    News: DTAP Steps Forward

    Friday 29 January 2010

    The Dance Training Accreditation Partnership (DTAP), a major national initiative for developing quality standards and building capacity for the teaching of dance in England outside of the formal education sector… Continue Reading

  4. Dance for Haiti at Sadler's Wells, 24 Jan 2010

    News: Dance2 HelpHaiti

    Thursday 28 January 2010

    In one of Sadler’s Wells largest studios last Sunday you could take part in workshops led by Zoonation’s Kate Prince, Boy Blue’s Kenrick Sandy, Impact Dance’s Hakeem Onibudo, Kymberlee Ja… Continue Reading

  5. Ivana Müller 'Playing Ensemble Again' 23-24 Jan, Lilian Baylis Studio. Photo: L. Bernaerts

    Review: Ivana Muller in Playing Ensemble Again and Again at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Mary Kate Connolly, Wednesday 27 January 2010 — Performance: 23 & 24 Jan 2010

    Reviewed: 23 January The backstage world of theatre provides an inevitable source of intrigue and fascination. What dramas play out unseen behind the curtain? Costume calamities, performer rivalry, and the bloo… Continue Reading

  6. Olivier Awards logo

    News: Laurence Olivier Audience Award

    Monday 25 January 2010

    For the first time theatergoers will have the chance to take part in the Laurence Olivier Awards by selecting both the shortlist and the winner of the newly created Laurence Olivier Audience Award. The new award… Continue Reading

  7. English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 25 January 2010Performance 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘There are other good productions of Giselle, but English National Ballet’s, assembled by the ballet historian Mary Skeaping in 1961, is special.’ 

  8. Royal Ballet in Romeo & Juliet at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 25 January 2010Performance in rep until 16 Mar 2010

    ‘At the centre of this clamorous vortex is the hush of the balcony duet, and I’ve not seen one more believable than Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg’s. A couple in real life, what they present, soapy as it sounds, is total empathy, he alert to her every impul… 

  9. English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 25 January 2010Performance 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    ‘…a perfectly drilled corps de ballet, clothed in emerald-tinged tulle, performed their driving arabesques, imperious gestures and threatening circles in ghostly and ghastly unison.’ 

  10. Kitt Johnson in Rankefod at ICA

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 25 January 2010Performance Jan 2010

    ‘Kitt Johnson is a Danish butoh performer and former elite athlete who moves her body to not-quite-human effect.’ 

  11. Ockham's Razor in The Mill at Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 25 January 2010Performance Jan 2010

    ‘The smart recruitment by Ockham’s Razor of director Toby Sedgwick has resulted in a work which is both physically and conceptually supple.’ 

  12. Feature: deepblue

    Friday 22 January 2010

    A hybrid piece of dance and art installation You Are Here presents the theatre space as a vast archive of possibilities and ideas.Catch You Are Here in London at the Lilian Baylis Studio 26-28 February 2010Info… Continue Reading

  13. Feature: Flamenco Festival London 2010

    Friday 22 January 2010

    Nuevo Ballet Español is at the forefront of emerging trends in Spanish dance and flamenco, drawing on traditional dance, a 21st century pop sensibility, and folkloric influences from Andalucía.Catch Cambio de… Continue Reading

  14. English National Ballet in Men Y Men, Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 22 January 2010Performance 20 - 24 Jan 2010

    “the highlight, the corps de ballet of Wilis shaped with a taut and almost mystical determination, their dancing drilled to perfection and the sheer beauty of their form lighting up the stage”  

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

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 22 January 2010Performance in rep until 23 January 2010

    “The role had authority, with Nuñez radiant in her command of the choreography, from dazzling pirouettes to that sensitive phrasing that becomes part of the music itself.”  

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