February 2010

  1. Anais Chalendard

    News: Emerging Dancer Award Winner

    Friday 26 February 2010

    English National Ballet has announce that Anais Chalendard is the winner of this year’s Emerging Dancer Award. Crystal Costa won The People’s Choice Award. Following a performance at English National… Continue Reading

  2. Dance 3 in Three Contemporary Triple Bills at Touring & Linbury Studio Theatre, Stratford Circus, The Place

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 26 February 2010Performance 4 & 25 March, 29-30 April 2010

    “Ben Wright’s subtly expressive Passing Strange and Wonderful, in which Delphine Gaborit and Robert Clark pass through shades of quietly desperate tenderness and potentially hurtful passion without striking a single false note.”  

  3. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Mixed Bill at On tour, coming to Sadler's Wells with a double bill in March

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 26 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “Two of the works rank among the most distinctive pieces of contemporary dance I expect to see all year. Each choreographer uses a unique and visceral movement vocabulary to probe and pluck at social unease.”  

  4. Rafaela Carrasco in Vamos Al Tiroteo at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 26 February 2010Performance 20-21 Feb 2010

    “Carrasco danced with a controlled dignity that was proudly effective. Because of its restraints in manner I thought the evening very enjoyable”  

  5. Maria Pages in Autorretrato at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 26 February 2010Performance 22-25 Feb 2010

    “When the dance seizes her, as it ultimately must with any flamenco divinity, she lets it take its irresistible course, driving her ever onward and touching our souls.”  

  6. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Mixed Bill at On tour, coming to Sadler's Wells with a double bill in March

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 26 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “it is the quality of their movement – a seamless and urgent fusion of Afro-Caribbean, Latin and modern-American – that holds the attention like glue.”  

  7. Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Mixed Bill at On tour, coming to Sadler's Wells with a double bill in March

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 February 2010Performance February 2010

    “They move with an old-fashioned ­juiciness, reminiscent of the ­Martha Graham Company, burning up the ­choreography. But they are also smart, responsive and funny.”  

  8. News: Balletboyz younger generation

    Thursday 25 February 2010

    “We’re very hard on them,” says Trevitt. “We insist they get to the studio on time every ­morning and get warmed up.” Nunn adds: “We want them to understand what a ­fantast… Continue Reading

  9. News: Dancing for Africa

    Thursday 25 February 2010

    Royal Ballet star Mara Galeazzi’s gala at Sadler’s Wells this Sunday 28 February will help fund Dancing for the Children, a charity she set up to help children in Africa. Read more in the Telegraph, … Continue Reading

  10. News: Rex Nettleford

    Thursday 25 February 2010

    Author, academic, activist and ­co- founder of Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Professor Rex Nettleford has died aged 76. read an obituary in the Guardian, 22 Feb 2010 Continue Reading

  11. Dance Champions

    News: Dance Champions make a move

    Thursday 25 February 2010

    Fifteen government appointed Dance Champions met this week to start planning a campaign which will promote dance as a healthy, enjoyable activity and ultimately get the nation moving. The target is 100,000 regul… Continue Reading

  12. Interview: Sara Baras Q&A

    Thursday 25 February 2010

    Spanish flamenco superstar Sara Baras brings her 20 strong company to the Royal Albert Hall on 12 & 13 March. Her BEST OF – show will be a celebration of her career, featuring extracts from some of her… Continue Reading

  13. Tavaziva Dance 'Wild Dog' 28-29 Jan, Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow

    Review: Tavaziva in Wild Dog at The Place

    Katie Fish, Wednesday 24 February 2010 — Performance: 23 & 24 Feb 2010

    Reviewed: 23 February The seemingly unending energy and physical prowess of Tavaziva is almost spell-binding and the latest choreographic tour de force by Artistic Director/Choreographer Bawren Tavaziva is a per… Continue Reading

  14. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘As One is 25-year-old Jonathan Watkins’s first work for the main stage. A choreographer promoted from within the company, he creates some darting solo dances, showing off the speed and charisma of his cast, but there’s a fuzzy naivety to the work as… 

  15. Royal Ballet in As One / Rushes - Fragments of a Lost Story / Infra at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 24 February 2010Performance in rep til 4 March 2010

    ‘Watkins, a member of the Royal Ballet making his first piece at Covent Garden, is a choreographer or, at the very least, a talent-in-waiting.’  

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