June 2012

  1. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Too Mortal at St Mary's Church

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 29 June 2012Performance 28-30 June 2012

    As Jeyasingh works around the wooden benches, finding ways to vary the movement, the dancing becomes vividly evocative. There’s sea imagery as the dancers bob in and out of sight, and patterns that suggest machine parts or a hunt in process.  

  2. News: John Percival

    Friday 29 June 2012 by Mark Doerfel

    A prolific writer on dance for many publications, including The Times and the Independent, John Percival died recently, at the age of 85 Continue Reading

  3. Big Dance 2012

    News: Arriving at St Pancras International - Big Dance 2012!

    Friday 29 June 2012

    The Mayor of London, Arlene Phillips and hundreds of dancers from around the UK launch Big Dance week with a whole day of dance on the station concourses next Thursday Continue Reading

  4. The Royal Ballet's 'Metamorphosis -Titian' Photo: Chris Nash.

    News: Summer 2012 dance round up

    Wednesday 27 June 2012

    UPDATE: Streb Actions Extraordinary Day is today – Sunday 15 July.Check http://surprises-streb.co.uk/ for locations With London getting ready for its busiest summer ever, we’ve picked some of the not to … Continue Reading

  5. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Der Fensterputzer - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Louise Levene, Seven Magazine, Telegraph, Wednesday 27 June 2012Performance 18 & 19 June 2012

    Fensterputzer has more unadorned dance than usual, with smooth solos and a terrific massed hand-jive, but it’s mostly just a triumph of stage direction. If only someone would complete the picture: sing an aria, make a speech, make a point…  

  6. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Nefés - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 26 June 2012Performance 24 & 25 June 2012

    Fernando Suels Mendoza’s dance of almost spiritual devotion might be the most gripping thing I’ve seen all year. It reminds you that when Bausch’s work is good, it’s astonishing, but it would surely be more potent in a concentrated form.  

  7. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Bamboo Blues - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 26 June 2012Performance 21 & 22 June 2012

    while evincing a typically Bauschian strain of melancholy – the fretting breeze that worries ceaselessly at Peter Pabst’s white drapery set, the sad knowledge in the eyes of the women – the piece is also shot through with colour, light and dance.  

  8. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Der Fensterputzer - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 26 June 2012Performance 18 & 19 June 2012

    Unfortunately, we’ve been here too often before with Bausch, and at times the straining for effect becomes frantic.  

  9. In Good Company. Choreography by James Finnemore. Photo: Tom Medwell

    Review: Hofesh Shechter Company Dancers - In Good Company - The Place

    Germaine Cheng, Tuesday 26 June 2012 — Performance: 23 June 2012

    Masterful performances abound throughout the evening. Philip Hulford and Victoria Hoyland, in particular, impress in James Finnemore’s The Age weaving in and out of unison with an emphatic precision. Continue Reading

  10. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 'Nefes' Photo: Zerrin Aydin Herwegh

    Review: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Nefés - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 25 June 2012 — Performance: 24 & 25 June 2012

    The dance is occasionally spectacular, particularly whenever the lightness of Shantala Shivalingappa is involved. She puts no apparent effort into a jump: it is more a mystical exercise in levitation. Continue Reading

  11. Janine Harrington's 'The Bridge' - dancers Alice MacKenzie, Iris Chan, Rachel Gildea
Photo: Pari Naderi

    Review: The Bridge - Millenium Bridge

    Germaine Cheng, Monday 25 June 2012 — Performance: 23 June 2012

    The Bridge’s 45 performers are a quiet, unobtrusive but captivating presence. There is an unhurried pace all across the bridge, atypical of a fast-moving, ever-changing city. Continue Reading

  12. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance 'TooMortal' Photo: JP Masclet

    News: Finding Inspiration from Outside the Theatre

    Sunday 24 June 2012 by Sarah Golding

    A theatre seems the obvious place to go to see dance. However, many choreographers are finding inspiration in alternative spaces such as churches, railway stations and city squares. Judith Mackrell meets Shobana … Continue Reading

  13. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Bamboo Blues - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Evening Standard, Friday 22 June 2012Performance 21 & 22 June 2012

    There are few obvious jokes, and this is a more optimistic piece than most for their absence. Framed around a series of eloquently performed, gliding solo dances, it expresses a profound faith in the body, what it can express and what it can experience.  

  14. Tanztheater Wuppertal 'Bamboo Blues' Shantala Shivalingappa. Photo: Jong-Duk Woo

    Review: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch- Bamboo Blues - Barbican Theatre

    Lise Smith, Friday 22 June 2012 — Performance: 21 & 22 June 2012

    "In 2007 Pina Bausch and company were resident in Kolkata. Somehow it's apt that this elegant yet gritty part of the world should inspire an artist whose works could often be described in the same way." Continue Reading

  15. Dance GB promotional image

    News: Faster, Higher Stronger

    Thursday 21 June 2012

    The national dance companies (Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet & National Dance Company Wales) Olympic programme Dance GB opened in Glasgow to multi star reviews. Coming this way soon! Continue Reading

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