July 2013

  1. Clockwise, from top left: Angela Towler, Robin Gladwin, Pieter Symonds, Alexander Whitley. Photos: Simon Weir.

    News: Rambert - new Associates, leavers and joiners

    Wednesday 31 July 2013 by carmel smith

    New Movement Collective and Alexander Whitley to become new Associates, Angela Towler's swan song performances and Robin Gladwin leaves to join New Adventures... Continue Reading

  2. Carlos Acosta - Classical Selection at London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 31 July 2013Performance 30 July - 4 August 2013

    While the ingredients themselves are fine, the ways they’ve been put together have a progressively numbing effect on the quality. The opening half is the best.  

  3. Carlos Acosta – Classical Selection - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 31 July 2013Performance 30 July - 4 August 2013

    MacMillan’s works are engrained in her [Leanne Benjamin] body and her heart; every tiny inflection is just right, and she turns the gala into a mini master class of how to dance them  

  4. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, Daily Express, Wednesday 31 July 2013Performance 29 - 31 July, 1, 10, 14 & 15 August 2013

    But the talent is undoubtedly present. As Odette/Odile, Svetlana Zakharova is a magnificent creature – a genuinely credible Swan Queen with liquid arms and expressive line.  

  5. ArtsCross 2013. Photo: Andrew Lang

    News: ArtsCross - work in progress

    Wednesday 31 July 2013

    Donald Hutera sits in on one of the opening sessions of a gathering of choreographers, dancers and academics from Beijing, London and Taipei at The Place...  Continue Reading

  6. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 30 July 2013Performance 29 - 31 July, 1, 10, 14 & 15 August 2013

    But emotionally, the whole thing is off key… The extra-long-limbed, legs-go-sky-high Svetlana Zakharova plays the two swans, Odette and Odile, nailing the steps with zero emotion.  

  7. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 30 July 2013Performance 29 - 31 July, 1, 10, 14 & 15 August 2013

    It’s left to the dancers to save the stage, and here the Bolshoi come into their own. Certainly, Svetlana Zakharova’s Odette may be the finest performance I’ve seen from her.  

  8. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 30 July 2013Performance 29 - 31 July, 1, 10, 14 & 15 August 2013

    In Swan Lake, the first ballet of the season, the corps of swans flood onto the stage, speedy and strong. Their footwork is quick, while their upper bodies are bold and assured. They’re hampered by Yuri Grigorovich’s sluggish production  

  9. Bolshoi Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 30 July 2013Performance 29 - 31 July, 1, 10, 14 & 15 August 2013

    All five international princesses on first night at Covent Garden were superb, from Anna Tikhomirova’s missile-like entrance on stage to Daria Khokhlova’s exquisite ballon.  

  10. English National Ballet - A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

    Press Review 3Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Sunday 28 July 2013Performance 25 - 27 July 2013

    Two men – Vadim Muntagirov and Esteban Berlanga, both fine – laboured as Béjartian schmaltz piled on Mahlerian sorrows. Here is choreography soggy with self-pity, but handsomely danced, and decently sung by Nicholas Lester.  

  11. English National Ballet's  Esteban Berlanga & Vadim Muntagirov in Béjart’s 'Song of a Wayfarer' Photo: John Ross

    Review: English National Ballet - A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

    Graham Watts, Friday 26 July 2013 — Performance: 25 - 27 July 2013

    It seems appropriate that a tribute to one great Russian male dancer should be dominated by outstanding performances by another in today’s generation Continue Reading

  12. English National Ballet - A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 July 2013Performance 25 - 27 July 2013

    Muntagirov again dances beautifully, but here he has the rosy, nuanced, and glittering Daria Klimentova to react against. Together, they not only honour the choreography’s rich detail, but in their intimations of grandeur and sensuous delirium they evoke the love… 

  13. English National Ballet - A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Friday 26 July 2013Performance 25 - 27 July 2013

    Muntagirov is what this triple bill is all about. He conjures the restless ghost of Nureyev – how might he have performed the Béjart, one wonders? – while revealing the promise of his own greatness.  

  14. English National Ballet - A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 26 July 2013Performance 25 - 27 July 2013

    It’s a sentimental duet, with the vague joys and sorrows of life overshadowed by melancholy. Vadim Muntagirov is superbly lyrical in the Nureyev role, flowing through jumps and turns with linear clarity. Esteban Berlanga is vivid and engaged as the death figure.  

  15. Jane Coulston & Ricardo da Silva, Live Vibe winners 2013. Photo: Nick Gurney

    News: Live Vibe - Making it Happen

    Wednesday 24 July 2013

    "I don’t know why collaboration is so good, but it is". Dance artist Jane Coulston & spoken word artist Ricardo da Silva talk about their Live Vibe winning work... Continue Reading

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