Press Review 4Jeffrey Taylor , The Express , Monday 17 October 2016Performance

    David Bintley left me gasping last week. The Birmingham Royal Ballet stopped off in Islington and showed us his latest full length work dedicated to the current Shakespeare celebrations. Honestly, could any story conceived by man be more convoluted than this gallop throug… 


    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, Monday 17 October 2016Performance

    In collaboration with Rae Smith and an excellent design team, Bintley’s production spins a convincing sense of wonder. The opening sea storm is a marvel of theatrical ingenuity, its roaring, spumy waves conjured from the most delicate of billowing silk.  

  3. Soft Machine - XiaoKe and ZiHan. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: Choy Ka Fai - Soft Machine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 13 & 14 October

    It sounds, well, rather worthy. In fact, this was an often tartly funny exposure of our own western prejudices as much as a showcase for today’s Asian dance... Continue Reading

  4. Laura Dannequin 'Secret Slowness of Movement' Photo:Paul Blakemore

    Review: Laura Dannequin – The Secret Slowness of Movement - part of Dance Umbrella

    Josephine Leask, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 14 & 15 October 2016

    Camden High Street on a Friday afternoon: a crowded, frenetic scene. What bliss, therefore to slip into DRAF, a gallery situated in a quiet mews off the bustling high street. DRAF is an art space and for Laura Da… Continue Reading

  5. 'The Legend of the White Snake'
Photo: China National Peking Opera Company

    Review: China National Peking Opera Company - The General and the Prime Minister & The Legend of the White Snake

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 17 October 2016 — Performance: 13 - 15 October 2016

    Although there were some vigorous acrobatics in the climactic battle scene, what was most notable here was how the actors’ precisely structured movements were so clearly led by the music, with every head-ti… Continue Reading

  6. Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Tempest'. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet - Shakespeare Triple Bill & The Tempest - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 11 - 15 October 2016

    The Bard has been liberally celebrated across the world in this year that marks the 400th anniversary of his death and Birmingham Royal Ballet – perhaps mindful of their closer proximity to Stratford-upon-A… Continue Reading

  7. Dimitris Papaioannou's 'Primal Matter'.  Photo: Nikos Nikolopoulos

    Review: Dimitris Papaioannou – Primal Matter - Old Truman Brewery - part of Dance Umbrella

    Siobhan Murphy, Friday 14 October 2016 — Performance: 12 - 14 October 2016

    Watching this is a bit like spying on Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory and finding it has been taken over by Jacques Tati...often playful, sometimes poignant, occasionally disturbing. Continue Reading


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