February 2011

  1. Royal Ballet 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' 2,3,9,10,15 March. Royal Opera House. Dancer: Lauren Cuthbertson. Photo: Jason Bell

    News: Covent Garden in Wonderland

    Monday 28 February 2011

    Christopher Wheeldon’s long awaited full length work for the Royal Ballet opens with a gala evening on Monday 28 February and a further five performances in March. Lauren Cuthbertson, the Royal Ballet̵… Continue Reading

  2. Shoes - The Musical at Peacock Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, Monday 28 February 2011Performance 8 February - 3 April 2011

    ‘There is a neat, sweet number about Salvatore Ferragamo (choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), and Ugg boots and Birkenstocks take a bit of a kicking.’  

  3. The Forsythe Company in I don't believe in outer space at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 28 February 2011Performance 22 & 23 February 2011

    ..I admit to an entire incomprehension about what Forsythe is doing, what means he uses, what purpose he finds in assembling so Frankensteinian a monster.’  

  4. The Forsythe Company in I don't believe in outer space at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 28 February 2011Performance 22 & 23 February 2011

    ‘This piece, then, is a testament to the randomness of life, half disco camp, half deadly serious.’ 

  5. The Forsythe Company in I don't believe in outer space at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 28 February 2011Performance 22 & 23 February 2011

    ‘…This is the intellectual territory in which Forsythe is presently encamped, and it’s a demanding place. He gives us his dancers on stage, and as well as offering the intensity of their physical presence, invites us to embrace “the perplexity of … 

  6. Feature: U.Dance news...

    Friday 25 February 2011 by Sarah Smith

    There were celebrations at The Place, in London on Saturday 19 February in recognition of the 100,000 young people who have danced across England as part of U.Dance, a national dance performance programme. ReFr… Continue Reading

  7. News: Bartabas & horses first London visit

    Monday 21 February 2011

    Next week French artist Bartabas, four horses and butoh master Ko Murobushi give 5 performances of The Centaur and the Animal at Sadler’s Wells (1 – 6 March) Watch a video interview with Bartabas: A… Continue Reading

  8. News: Lauren in Wonderland

    Monday 21 February 2011

    Principal dancer Lauren Cuthbertson has the lead role in Christopher Wheeldon’s new full length work for the Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – opening on 28 Feb. No, there… Continue Reading

  9. News: Contemporary dance - Radiohead style

    Monday 21 February 2011

    The video for Radiohead’s new single Lotus Flower features choreography for band member Thom Yorke by Wayne McGregor. Passnotes:“The overall impression is of a very, very drunk friend refusing to le… Continue Reading

  10. Balletboyz in The Talent at London & on tour

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 February 2011Performance February 2011 & coming to Sadler's Wells in March

    ‘The Balletboyz’ new show, The Talent, gives us nine genially buff young dudes from varying dance backgrounds, and deploys them in three well-crafted pieces. These occupy the largely uncontested territory where art-dance meets boy band, and it will be interes… 

  11. Ballet Black in A New Beginning / Pendulum / Da Gamba / Shift / Orpheus at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 February 2011Performance 9 - 12 February 2011

    ‘…it still has one foot stuck in the land of Look-at-me-I-can-do-this – a pity when it exists to provide role models for budding dancers of colour.’ 

  12. Flamenco Festival 2011: Eva Yerbabuena at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ceri Radford, Telegraph, Monday 21 February 2011Performance 17 - 19 February 2011

    ‘This mingling of tragedy and comedy was technically dazzling, but somewhat disorientating.’ 

  13. Flamenco Festival 2011: Rocio Molina at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Ceri Radford, Telegraph, Monday 21 February 2011Performance 15 February 2011

    ‘Fusing bold ideas with a mastery of tradition, the dancer gave an incredibly powerful, beautiful and accomplished performance.’ 

  14. Flamenco Festival 2011: Eva Yerbabuena at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 February 2011Performance 17 - 19 February 2011

    ‘Launching into an extended fantasy of heel-work, clutching the hem of her skirt to her chest, she goes from terrified girl to beatified saint to tiger-woman in one long unbroken arc.’ 

  15. Flamenco Festival 2011: Rocio Molina at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 February 2011Performance 15 February 2011

    ‘And people still haven’t stopped talking about Rocio Molina, the sensational 26-year-old whose show began with her dancing in her knickers, adding clothes as the night went on.’ 

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