Reviews

  1. Photo: Rick Guest

    Review: Royal Ballet - Les Enfants Terribles – Barbican

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 30 January 2017 — Performance: 27 - 29 January

    Cocteau’s 1929 novel morphed into a “dance-opera”: for the Barbican’s Glass at 80 celebrations, Javier de Frutos created a completely new choreography for the piece, and drew in a delicio… Continue Reading

  2. Photo: Camilla-Greenwell

    Review: Hagit Yakira Dance - Air Hunger/Free Falling - Trinity Laban Theatre

    Katherine Colombus, Friday 27 January 2017 — Performance: 26 January

    ...that sometimes everyone falls, not everyone can be caught, and sometimes you need to ask for help to get back up again. Continue Reading

  3. Photo: http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/giselle/

    Review: English National Ballet - Giselle - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 23 January 2017 — Performance: 11 - 22 January 2017

    ...a seemingly unending torrent of performances; this was a little gem. An authentic revival of a French ballet given a Russian gloss (albeit by a young man from North Ferriby) stamped with an indelible splash … Continue Reading

  4. Photo: http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/joli-vyann-imbalance/gallery

    Review: Imbalance - Joli Vyann - Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Samantha Whitaker , Friday 20 January 2017 — Performance: 16 - 19 Jan

    ...two people, and two smartphones. And it’s this truth that’s brought to light so strikingly in Imbalance, a duet performed by former stunt man and circus artist Jan Patzke and ex-gymnast and dancer … Continue Reading

  5. Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue Entertainment - Barbican

    Press Review 5Luke Jennings , The Observer , Wednesday 18 January 2017Performance 12 - 21 January 2017

    emphasis is joyful, and in its linking of past and present, it releases the dancers from their symbolic, referential duties. There’s a cathartic moment, immediately recognised by the audience, following which the dancers are performing as themselves, for sheer elati… 

  6. Review: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - ZooNation - Roundhouse

    Graham Watts, Monday 16 January 2017 — Performance: 30 December 2016 - 22 January 2017

    This is a great show; even better than the first time around. It was originally commissioned by The Royal Ballet to complement performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Won… Continue Reading

  7. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - ZooNation - Roundhouse

    Press Review 3Mark Monahan, , The Telegraph, Monday 16 January 2017Performance

    The latest offering from hip-hop dance troupe ZooNation, this affectionate but irreverent take on the Lewis Carroll classic whipped up a carnivalesque, audience-participatory atmosphere quite alien to that august building. And, far from detracting from the fun, the unlike… 

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