November 2011

  1. Ben Wright/bgroup in The Lessening of Difference at The Place

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 28 November 2011Performance 25 & 26 Nov 11

    ‘The whole piece is a delightful package, entertaining and well executed.’ 

  2. Dr Sara Houston and Ashley McGill from the University of Roehampton with Professor Parveen Kumar, Chair of Bupa Foundation.

    News: BUPA Foundation Prize for dance research

    Monday 28 November 2011

    Programmes run by English National Ballet in London and Mark Morris Dance Group in New York, working with people who are affected by the incurable degenerative condition Parkinson’s, have been demonstrating th… Continue Reading

  3. Lea Anderson with Ben Duke

    News: Bonnie Bird awards for choreographers announced

    Friday 25 November 2011

    Ben Duke, choreographer, performer and one half of Place Prize winning duo Lost Dog, is the recipient of the first Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund New Choreography Award for established choreographers. The aw… Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet 'Asphodel Meadows' Marianela Nunez & Rupert Pennefather.
Photo: ROH, Johan Persson

    Review: Royal Ballet in Asphodel Meadows/Enigma Variations/Gloria at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 25 November 2011 — Performance: 19, 23, 24, 29, 30 November

    There is a Downton Abbey appeal in the juxtaposition of Enigma Variations and Gloria as the final two-thirds of this mixed bill: the former a rich, meandering afternoon in a well-populated country house bathed i… Continue Reading

  5. Review: Darshan Singh Bhuller's Caravaggio: Exile and Death at The Place

    Graham Watts, Thursday 24 November 2011 — Performance: 10 - 12 November 2011

    Darshan Singh Bhuller is a creator of dance theatre who sees his subject through the eyes of a filmmaker: Caravaggio was a “Great Master” painter (albeit one largely ignored by the art world for 300 years af… Continue Reading

  6. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Jerome Bel 3Abschied at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review , , Wednesday 23 November 2011Performance 21 & 22 Nov 2011

    ‘3Abschied is pretentious, annoying and long. But it is also strangely compelling.  

  7. News: Ben Wright Q&A

    Sunday 20 November 2011

    One time dancer with Matthew Bourne, Ricochet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Richard Alston and Stan Won't Dance, Ben Wright now makes movement for opera and theatre as well as dance. His company, bgrou… Continue Reading

  8. Srishti, Nina Rajarani Dance School

    Review: Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

    Celia Moran, Wednesday 16 November 2011 — Performance: 13 November

    As one of London’s most prestigious venues, The Royal Albert Hall hosts many world renowned acts – who it could be argued, wouldn’t have reached such a pinnacle in their career had it not been for a s… Continue Reading

  9. Darshan Singh Bhuller's Caravaggio: Exile and Death at The Place

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 13 November 2011Performance 10 - 12 November 2011

    “The performers do their best, particularly Lee Clayden, whose sweaty intensity and slabby musculature make him a convincing-looking Caravaggio.” 

  10. Darshan Singh Bhuller's Caravaggio: Exile and Death

    Press Review 2Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 13 November 2011Performance 10 - 12 November 2011

    “This is a wonderful subject that Bhuller has found for himself, but it needs staging and imagining on a much grander scale.”  

  11. Feature: The Everyday Dancer

    Friday 11 November 2011

    Published by Faber & FaberHardback RRP: £14.99 Deborah Bull danced with the Royal Ballet for over 30 years, joining the Royal Ballet School at 11, and graduating into the company in 1981 at the age of 18. … Continue Reading

  12. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 9 - 12 November 2011

    “The opening work, characterised by a slow pace interrupted with sporadic bursts of rapid movement, is a beautifully judged exercise in technique with a wonderful opening solo from Chiu I-wen” 

  13. Clod Ensemble in An Anatomie in Four Quarters at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Damian O'Loughlin, Islington Tribune, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 28 - 30 October 2011

    “When that fourth wall-shattering moment came, it capped off one of the most unique and thought-provoking experiences I’ve ever enjoyed in said theatre.” 

  14. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 9 - 12 November 2011

    “The choreographic manner suggests decent modern dance that has been seriously affected by the attitudes of Chinese theatre: the union is intriguing but ill-resolved.”  

  15. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in White at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Friday 11 November 2011Performance 9 - 12 November 2011

    “The choreography here is sharper and more complex but White’s is a depressing kind of progress, like paving over a Zen garden to erect a skyscraper.”  

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