January 2011

  1. CNN viewers Dance Icons of 20th century, from top: Margot Fonteyn, Ken Swift, Suzanne Farrell, Judith Jamison, Mikhail Baryshnikov.

    20th century dance icons

    Monday 31 January 2011

    CNN – the American TV news network recently asked their viewers to send in nominations for the most iconic dancer of the 20th century. The final line up of five includes three ballet dancers, a contemporar… Continue Reading

  2. Giant Olive Gala, 22 Jan 2011. Hugh Bonneville, George Sallis, Antonia Franceschi, Mark Baldwin, Richard Alston, Martin Lawrence. Photo: Josh Loeb

    Giant Olive closing Gala

    Friday 28 January 2011

    Giant Olive – the resident theatre company at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town held a Gala for 120 guests on Saturday (22 January) before closing temporarily for refurbishment of the pub and re… Continue Reading

  3. Josef Nadj and Akosh S, 'Les Corbeaux'

    Josef Nadj and Akosh S in Les Corbeaux (The Crows) at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Lise Smith, Wednesday 26 January 2011 — Performance: 24 - 26 January 2011

    Reviewed: 25 January Part art installation, part musical recital, and part man-immersed-in-a-large-barrel-of-paint, Josef Nadj uses the symbol of the crow – a carrion bird often seen as a harbinger of deat… Continue Reading

  4. Akram Khan in 'Gnosis' 
Photo: Richard Haughton

    South Bank Show Awards

    Wednesday 26 January 2011

    Akram Khan won a South Bank Show for Gnosis – the show based on the Mahabharata with choreography developed in collaboration with kathak masters Sri Pratap Pawar and Gauri Sharma Tripathi, and an ensemble … Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 26 January 2011Performance in rep until 8 April 2011

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s popular production is back for a long run, with plenty of Swan Queens to choose from. On Saturday, you could go from Sarah Lamb’s elegant matinee performance to Yanowsky’s dramatic bite in the evening.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 26 January 2011Performance in rep until 8 April 2011

    ‘It’s been four years since I last saw Yanowsky dance this and incredibly, she is even better. At 5ft 8in she can’t attempt a conventional Swan Princess, but she is an electrifying Swan Queen.’  

  7. Arts Council warn of 600 rejections

    Wednesday 26 January 2011

    1,340 applications for funding were received by the deadline on Monday , including around 850 from previously Regularly Funded Organisations. Chair Dame Liz Forgan hints funding priority could be given to smalle… Continue Reading

  8. Alexei Ratmansky

    Wednesday 26 January 2011

    One time Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, now Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre, London audiences get the chance to see Ratmansky’s new work _*Seven Sonatas* _when the company are at “S… Continue Reading

  9. Gill Clarke MBE
Photo: Peter Slade

    The Dance UK Industry Award 2010

    Wednesday 26 January 2011

    The Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award honours an individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form and who, through their knowledge, skill and generosity, has had a sig… Continue Reading

  10. Opening the Door

    Wednesday 26 January 2011

    _An intensive weekend focusing on alternative health and artistic practice through dance, movement, sound and installation and opening doors between artistic practice and both mainstream and alternative health … Continue Reading

  11. Mischief

    Tuesday 25 January 2011

    Theatre-Rites and innovative choreographer Arthur Pita present Mischief. With eight performers, including a live on-stage musician, Mischief is a spellbinding mix of dance, visual art, playful clowning, puppetry… Continue Reading

  12. The Forsythe Company 2011

    Tuesday 25 January 2011

    I don’t believe in outer space is a very personal piece that looks at the nature of our existence through William Forsythe’s eyes, both comic and tragic in places. Featuring 14 dancers and a sound… Continue Reading

  13. Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 24 January 2011Performance in rep until 8 April 2011

    **** ‘Swan Lake remains proof that ballet, done properly, disseminates infinitely more passion and truth than an attempt to pluck out its mystery ever can.’ 

  14. Royal Ballet 'Swan Lake' 
Photo: Dee Conway

    Royal Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 24 January 2011 — Performance: in rep until 8 April 2011

    Reviewed: 22 January 2011 The opening of The Royal Ballet’s new season of Swan Lake, coming just a day after the countrywide cinema release of Darren Aronofsky’s film Black Swan, was a marketer’… Continue Reading

  15. National Dance Awards. Top: Daniel Proietto
Below: winners left to right: Jann Parry, Russell Maliphant, Pieter Symonds, Mark Baldwin, Daniel Proietto, Alistair Spalding, Martha Leebolt, Liam Scarlett.
Photos: Patrick Baldwin

    And the winner is....

    Monday 24 January 2011

    Possibly the most depressing day of the year, certainly the deadline for all those funding submissions to Arts Council England but lunchtime at Sadler’s Wells on Monday 24 January was anything but gloom ri… Continue Reading

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