July 2010

  1. Feature: Big Dance 2010 round up

    Friday 30 July 2010

    It was quite a week! Over 800 Big Dance related performances and events took place in London between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 11th July – ranging from West End shows to classes in community spaces across L… Continue Reading

  2. Feature: Bolero Remixed 2010

    Friday 30 July 2010

    Presented as part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s Dancing City, and in association with East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World. Celebrating the opening of the new DLR Stratford Int… Continue Reading

  3. Rebecca Dawson

    News: New Executive Director for Candoco

    Friday 30 July 2010

    This September Rebecca Dawson will be joining Candoco Dance Company as their new Executive Director. Rebecca will be replacing Lauren Scholey. Rebecca DawsonRebecca Dawson joined Arts Council England in 2003, wo… Continue Reading

  4. Carlos Acosta Premieres
London Coliseum 28 July - 7 August 2010

    Review: Carlos Acosta in Premieres at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 30 July 2010— Performance: 28 July - 7 August 2010

    Reviewed: 29 July Carlos Acosta is the only current ballet dancer remotely close to being a household name in the UK. It’s a celebrity that has been hard won over 20 years of dedication to his art and … Continue Reading

  5. News: Tanguera

    Friday 30 July 2010

    During Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001 people turned to tango. In the middle of all this Tanguera, coming to Sadler’s Wells in August, opened to packed houses. Diego Romay explains ‘the imp… Continue Reading

  6. Burn the Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre

    Press Review Sarah Wilkinson, The Stage, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 26 July- 4 September 2010

    “It’s glitzy, garish and cheesy as all hell, but these are first-rate performers and it is worth enduring an over-saturation of sequins and fluffy boas to see them strut their stuff.” 

  7. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    “In Coppélia, Osipova scampers on stage with a little jump, so springy that she seems to hang in the air. Her performance, like the production, is irresistibly buoyant”  

  8. Boy Blue Entertainment in Over the Edge at Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 21 - 25 July 2010

    “After wriggling into street clothes, they rush for the Tube. Video by Steve Williams suggests the view from the carriage window. It’s clever, but the scene really takes off when they move away from the scenario for a stomping unison dance.”  

  9. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    “It is balm to watch, even when not perfectly cast. Last night’s Swanilda and Franz were both wonderful but perhaps not for each other.”  

  10. Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 26 - 28 July 2010

    “Osipova’s sorrow was palpable from the start, translating into a nimble, chilling pace that almost produced icicles in the Opera House.” 

  11. Bolshoi Ballet in Triple Bill at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 30 July 2010Performance 29 & 30 July 2010

    “In last night’s extract from Paquita, Maria Alexandrova and Nikolai Tsiskaridze dazzled in megawatt company.”  

  12. Review: Hofesh Shechter in Political Mother at Sadler's Wells

    , Thursday 29 July 2010— Performance: Friday, July 16th 2010

    I Went to see Hofesh Shechter’s ‘Political Mother’ on Friday. I met him at a workshop a group called Spiral Dance Theatre were running at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Baker St in 2003, shortly … Continue Reading

  13. Review: Burn the Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre

    Emma Ellis, Thursday 29 July 2010— Performance: 26 July- 4 September 2010

    Cameras from every angle point at Ali Bastian as she greets the press on the opening night of Burn the Floor. She’s used to the glare of the cameras after an almost twenty year career in acting, but tonigh… Continue Reading

  14. Burn The Floor, 21 July - 4 September, Shaftesbury Theatre

    Review: Burn the Floor at Shaftesbury Theatre

    Graham Watts, Thursday 29 July 2010— Performance: 26 July- 4 September 2010

    Reviewed: 28 July 2010 Aficionados of Australian cinema or dance films will recognise that Scott Hastings is the hero of Baz Luhrmann’s floor-burning film Strictly Ballroom. T*he son of former contestants,… Continue Reading

  15. News: Portrait of the artist - Wayne Sleep

    Wednesday 28 July 2010

    The biggest myth about dancers? “That they’re gay. I’m gay, but most male dancers are straight. You should see what goes on”. Read more in the Guardian, 28 July 2010 Continue Reading

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