Reviews

  1. Review: The Red Shoes - Matthew Bourne/New Adventures - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 21 December 2016 — Performance: The Red Shoes is playing at Sadler’s Wells til January 29, 2017.

    Matthew Bourne has stepped out of his comfort zone to take a huge risk with The Red Shoes. His tried and tested genre - one that he owns almost exclusively - lies in deconstructing popular narratives (mostly th… Continue Reading

  2. Eifman Ballet - Up & Down - London Coliseum

    Press Review 2Luke Jennings , The Guardian, Monday 12 December 2016Performance Friday 9 - Saturday 10 2016

    “Boris Eifman is a phenomenon,” one hyperbolic programme quote reads. “He is the choreographer that cynical, hard-nosed dance critics love to hate, but whom audiences shower with adoration.” The adoration was restrained at the end of Up & Down,… 

  3. Photo: Quang Kien Van, Lunar Shadows, Rich Mix

    Review: Quang Kien Van - Lunar Shadows - Rich Mix

    Ka Bradley, Tuesday 6 December 2016 — Performance: Sunday 4 December

    thought-provoking images that emerge from the general dance palaver have the lyrically insistent, syntactically unconventional quality of poetry, but their attachment to the straight prose of the voiceover makes … Continue Reading

  4. Photo : Protein Dance - 'May Contain Food@

    Review: Luca Silverstrini’s Protein - May Contain Food - Shoreditch Town Hall

    Josephine Leask, Tuesday 6 December 2016 — Performance: Tuesday 6th Dec : 6.15pm and 8.30pm

    ...as the intoxicating smell of baking gingerbread cake wafts through the space, we wait with anticipation for the final tasting of the evening. It brings us another foody memory which we will take home and treasure. Continue Reading

  5. The Peony Pavilion, Cao Shuci
Photo : National Ballet of China

    Review: National Ballet of China - The Peony Pavilion - Sadler’s Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 30 November 2016 — Performance: 29 November - 3 December

    Performance reviewed: 29 November The Peony Pavilion is a 16th-century Ming Dynasty tale originally performed as a 20-hour kunqu opera. For the National Ballet of China, it’s been distilled to less than two ho… Continue Reading

  6. Fevered Sleep 'Men  Girls Dance' 
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Review: Fevered Sleep - Men & Girls Dance - South East Dance

    Katherine Colombus , Wednesday 30 November 2016 — Performance:

    The more I think about it, the more it baffles me that this should be suggested as something we should be urging our daughters to do. Social conditioning happens for a reason. We develop instincts and take precau… Continue Reading

  7. Ballet Cymru - Little Red Riding Hood - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Anna Winter, The Stage, Wednesday 30 November 2016Performance 28 - 30 November

    Paul Patterson’s score is free-ranging, bright and buoyant, with comic touches of Beethoven, snatches of swing and a resounding brass flatulence for the wolf, his tail raised perkily, post-consumption of grandma. The latter (vigorously played by Robbie Moorcroft) is… 

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