June 2011

  1. Edge 'Braid' Chor: Martin Forsberg. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Review: Edge at The Performing Arts Centre, Surrey

    Katie Fish, Wednesday 29 June 2011 — Performance: 27 June 2011

    This year’s Edge tour was an ambitious run with four generous commissions by leading international choreographers including two of this year’s Place Prize finalists, Ben Duke and Eva Recacha. First … Continue Reading

  2. Feature: Royal New Zealand Ballet

    Wednesday 29 June 2011

    An exhilarating trio of contemporary works to challenge, inspire and mesmerise. Featuring choreography from Javier De Frutos, Jorma Elo and Andrew Simmons. *Catch From Here to There performed by the Royal New Ze… Continue Reading

  3. Feature: Roland Petit’s 'Carmen'

    Tuesday 28 June 2011

    Carmen exploded into the decorous world of British ballet at its premiere in 1949, with ballet lovers shocked by the sexually voracious choreography and music lovers by the daring rearrangement of Bizet’s … Continue Reading

  4. Sol Pico Dance Company in El Llac de les Mosques at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 24 June 2011Performance 23 - 24 June 2011

    “This last scene is, however, the most engaging, for it’s one of the rare moments where Picó makes direct contact. Much of the material in this show is just too rackety and unfocused to communicate effectively”  

  5. Sol Pico Dance Company in El Llac de les Mosques at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 24 June 2011Performance 23 - 24 June 2011

    “The Spanish performer is gutsy and bold but next to Sadler’s Wells international visitors, and its own in-house dance productions, she is completely out of her depth.”  

  6. Sol Pico Dance Company 'El Llac de les Mosques' 23-24 June, Sadler's Wells Theatre. Photo: Marta Vidanes

    Review: Sol Pico Dance Company in El Llac de les Mosques at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Katerina Pantelides, Friday 24 June 2011 — Performance: 23 - 24 June 2011

    Reviewed: 23 June 2011 With spread eagles and high kicks aplenty accompanied by wild live music, in El Llac de les Mosques the 44 year old Sol Picó cavorted about the stage like a nubile So You Think You Can Da… Continue Reading

  7. Review: Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living at Institute of Contemporary Art

    Katerina Pantelides, Thursday 23 June 2011 — Performance: 9 June - 25 September 2011

    For Pablo Bronstein dance is a method of drawing in three dimensional space – volumes and social relations are marked out by the gestures and positions of bodies. The solo exhibition at the Institute of Co… Continue Reading

  8. Review: Sonia Sabri Company in Kathakbox at The Place

    Aisha Miljan, Wednesday 22 June 2011 — Performance:

    Exellent! It was really fun and a great night for me and my friends. The prices weren’t outragious and I would love to see it again. This was different and entertaining! Continue Reading

  9. News: New York, New York

    Wednesday 22 June 2011

    It’s been a packed dance season in the city recently, with performances by home companies American Ballet Theatre & New York City Ballet, visits from Royal Danish & Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballets –… Continue Reading

  10. Cocteau Voices at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 22 June 2011Performance 17, 19, 22, 24, 25 June 2011

    ‘This is a double bill of needy people, bad relationships and very French hotel bedrooms. Director Tom Cairns works with the rock musician and composer Scott Walker and choreographer Aletta Collins to stage and reinvent two short works by the French poet and fil… 

  11. Cocteau Voices at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sanjoy Roy, Guardian, Wednesday 22 June 2011Performance 17, 19, 22, 24, 25 June 2011

    ‘Despite a revealing final scene, both dance and music seem overwrought, repeating effects rather than developing them, and it’s hard to be hooked emotionally.’  

  12. Martin Creed in Work No. 1020 at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 22 June 2011Performance 21 June 2011

    ‘Creed either doesn’t know or doesn’t think it matters that ballet has been eulogised, parodied and deconstructed by everyone from the great Balanchine to Morecambe and Wise, while choreographer Jonathan Burrows long ago created the definitive beguil… 

  13. Hofesh Shechter Company dancers, 2011.

    Review: Hofesh Shechter Company Dancers in In Good Company at The Place

    Eleanor Sikorski, Tuesday 21 June 2011 — Performance: 18 June 2011

    *In Good Company*, a programme of dance choreographed and performed by members of Hofesh Shechter’s company, is an evening riddled with six packs, darkened with angst and bottled with loud music. The combi… Continue Reading

  14. Merce Cunningham Dance Company 'Secondhand'
Photo: Anna Finke

    News: Dance Umbrella 2011 on sale now

    Tuesday 21 June 2011

    This year’s Dance Umbrella festival, which will be bringing a wide variety of contemporary dance to London throughout October, has just gone on sale. One of the highlights will be the sadness tinged last … Continue Reading

  15. Feature: Hagit Yakira

    Tuesday 21 June 2011

    Inspired by the different origins of her peers, Hagit Yakira takes Sunday Morning to be the place of memories of childhood, of family, of home, and of fear of loss. Catch Sunday Morning in London at Laban Theatr… Continue Reading

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