November 2013

  1. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 29 November 2013Performance 28 & 30 November 2013

    It’s hard to imagine two more different works coming from the same choreographer. While Mark Morris’s white-on-white Socrates was the revelation of his company’s opening programme, it’s his celebration of the nonsense poet Ivor Cutler that prove… 

  2. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A & B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 29 November 2013Performance 27 November - 1 December 2013

    From romping in woolly socks to the surreal comic songs of Ivor Cutler, to the clean surface and mysterious depths of the Satie’s account of the death of Socrates, he and his dancers are bold, varied and utterly distinctive.  

  3. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, Express, Friday 29 November 2013Performance 27, 29 Nov & 1 Dec 2013

    The closing piece Socrates is by far the most elegiac and contemplative. Set to Satie’s symphonic drama it’s a ballet/opera with the live singers and Morris’ own Music Ensemble delivering a mesmerising and delicate account of Socrates’ life.  

  4. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog B - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 29 November 2013Performance 28 & 30 November 2013

    The action as it unfolds is brutal and erotic: at one point, standing, he takes hold of her bare leg and flips her around the floor like the hands of a clock; at another, she walks over him as he crawls across the diagonal. The ending is shocking, thrilling – you… 

  5. Mark Morris Dance Group 'Crosswalk'. Sadler's Wells, Nov 2013. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 28 November 2013 — Performance: 27, 29 Nov & 1 Dec 2013

    The unveiling of seven recent works not seen in London before by Mark Morris, one of the biggest names in contemporary dance, is a big deal... Continue Reading

  6. Rosemary Lee at the Bonnie Bird Award reception, Sadler's Wells, 27 November 2013. Photo: Tony Nandi

    News: Rosemary Lee wins £10K Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award

    Thursday 28 November 2013 by carmel smith

    Rosemary Lee is the recipient of the 2013 Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award. Probably best known for her large scale community works – like Common Dances and Square Dances (recent Dance Umbrella commissions) … Continue Reading

  7. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 28 November 2013Performance 27, 29 Nov & 1 Dec 2013

    Mark Morris and his dancers haven’t exactly been absent from Britain in the last decade. But they’ve only performed their large-scale pieces and projects, and it’s been too long since we’ve seen the mixed programmes, the little works that reveal t… 

  8. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 28 November 2013Performance 27, 29 Nov & 1 Dec 2013

    What he does looks quite simple. He sets steps to wonderful music, played live, and performed by people who have a vitality very different from the kind of etoliated intensity of most dancers. Yet in fact Morris’s choreographic conceits, his sheer invention as he respo… 

  9. Mark Morris Dance Group - Prog A - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 28 November 2013Performance 27, 29 Nov & 1 Dec 2013

    Satie apparently wanted his composition to be ‘white and pure’ and Morris captures that transparency beautifully. His musical integrity is undeniable, but only this final work reaches a higher plane. Otherwise, it’s a sober evening.  

  10. John Ross - 'Wolfpack' Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Review: Cloud Dance Festival - Showtime - Bernie Grant Arts Centre

    Donald Hutera, Wednesday 27 November 2013 — Performance: 15 - 17 November 2013

    There were 20 different short pieces on view including eight premieres & one UK premiere, plus second showings of three works. Along with a pretty ambitious programme there was the fine venue itself... Continue Reading

  11. Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Strange Blooms' Photo: Chris Nash

    Interview: Shobana Jeyasingh - celebrating with flowers

    Tuesday 26 November 2013 by carmel smith

    A new Southbank Centre commission, premiering next week, is inspired by the secret life of plants.The pioneering choreographer tells us more about this latest work in a 25 year career of dancemaking.. Continue Reading

  12. Stuttgart Ballet 'The Taming of the Shrew'  - David Moore as Lucentio, Elisa Badenes as Bianca, Roman Novitzky as Hortensio, Ozkan Ayik as Gremio. Photo: John Ross

    Review: Stuttgart Ballet -The Taming of the Shrew - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 26 November 2013 — Performance: 21 & 22 May 2013

    Capturing comedy in ballet is difficult without descending into vulgar slapstick but Cranko’s genius lies in creating a clever mix of subtle parody, lyrical dance & a brisk momentum that allows the far… Continue Reading

  13. English National Ballet School. Photo: Tim Cross

    News: A day in the life of English National Ballet School

    Monday 25 November 2013 by carmel smith

    This Thursday take a peek behind the scenes at some of the ballet stars of the future - online from 5.30pm... Continue Reading

  14. Michael Clark Company. November 2013, Barbican Theatre. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Michael Clark Company -Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Monday 25 November 2013 — Performance: 21 - 30 November 2013

    This programme provokes an overwhelming thought that Clark’s newer work seems now to be hovering in the slipstream left by the shooting star that was Merce Cunningham... Continue Reading

  15. Michael Clark Company -Triple Bill - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 3Siobhan Murphy, Metro, Monday 25 November 2013Performance 21 - 30 November 2013

    There is a certain serene beauty to the precision-tooled, skewed-classical movements.. but the disconnect between those strictly shaped arms.. and the dreamy electronic pop soundtrack, doesn’t seem to yield anything very insightful or thrilling.  

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