Reviews

  1. Photo: www.42ndstreetmusical.co.uk/

    Review: 42nd Street Musical - Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 6 April 2017 — Performance: 4 April to 14 October 2017

    There’s nothing subtle about 42nd Street – this is musical theatre on the grandest of scales, putting the “ooh-ah” into spectacular. Mark Bramble’s adaptation of the 1933 hit film, c… Continue Reading

  2. Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb in ‘Rubies’ from Jewels, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

    Review: THE ROYAL BALLET - JEWELS

    Naomi Cockshutt, Monday 3 April 2017 — Performance: 3 - 21 April

    Created in response to his visit to the Fifth Avenue jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels, the Russian-American choreographer’s plotless ballet presents three distinctive works, each representing a jewel motif;… Continue Reading

  3. ELD Ideas Summit 2016. Photo: Jeremy Freedman.

    Review: 2017 Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit, East London Dance, Stratford Circus

    Rachel Nouchi, Saturday 1 April 2017 — Performance: 31 March 2017

    The Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit is an annual event offering artists, producers, venues and organisations from East London and beyond the opportunity to share and exchange enterprising ideas in dance. Continue Reading

  4. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performing Le Sacre du printemps - photo by Ulli Weiss © Pina Bausch Foundation

    Review: English National Ballet — Pina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen - Sadler's Wells

    Vikki Jane Vile, Monday 27 March 2017 — Performance: 23 Mar - 1 Apr

    Above all it’s the attention to detail, precision that demands respect here. In a rush to put out new work so many companies appear under rehearsed but that cannot be said about this piece, indeed this whol… Continue Reading

  5. An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre, London
Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
Photo: Tristram Kenton

    Review: Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris - Dominion Theatre

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 22 March 2017 — Performance: 22 March - 30 September 2017

    I think this American in Paris proves problematic. For a dance to fully express a narrative moment it needs time to unravel – but this disrupts the musical’s flow and makes for pauses and longueurs. … Continue Reading

  6. James Cousins Company - Rosalind
Photo: David Foulkes

    Review: James Cousins Company - Rosalind - The Place

    Josephine Leask , Monday 20 March 2017 — Performance: Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 March

    ...there’s a lot going on throughout the 60 minute piece, repetition and unison are welcome breaks and one such section is an orgiastic club scene; here the company dance flat out inside the confined space,… Continue Reading

  7. Photo: Sarah Bonn

    Review: Adam Linder - AUTO FICTO REFLEXO - Lilian Baylis Studio

    Lara Hayward, Friday 17 March 2017 — Performance: 15 - 17 Mar

    highlighting diagrammatic reflections of the conversations that take place on stage. I would need to write a sonnet of Shakespearian proportions to adequately reflect Acto’s masterful structure, syntax and … Continue Reading

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