July 2013

  1. Boston Ballet - Programme 2 - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 7 July 2013Performance 5-6 July 2013

    The dancers’ delight in that vibe is infectious, with Kathleen Breen Combes especially bright and mocking as she snaps her body through the wicked small detail of Forsythe’s movement.  

  2. Boston Ballet - Programme 1 - London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 7 July 2013Performance 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2013

    Boston’s corps de ballet dancers are tall and willowy, with an airy carriage of the upper body and a touching anxiety to please. Likability is important in an ensemble, and the dancers’ unforced sincerity makes it easy to forgive their occasionally blurred … 

  3. Nureyev - As Dancer, As Choreographer - DVD/Blu-ray review

    Friday 5 July 2013 by Graham Watts

    This 3-disc set is an exquisite reminder of Nureyev’s talent both as dancer and choreographer, in this the 75th year of his birth... Continue Reading

  4. Boston Ballet 'The Second Detail'. Dancers: Lia Cirio & Jeffrey Cirio. Photo: Gene Schiavone

    Boston Ballet - Programme 2 - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 5 July 2013 — Performance: 5-6 July 2013

    It was also an evening full of meaning and emotion but bereft of any story. Here was dance fulfilling – at very different levels – a simple contract with music and visual design and not as the means… Continue Reading

  5. Boston Ballet - Programme 1 - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 4 July 2013Performance 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2013

    The same hungry energy fizzes from the dancers in an earlier Balanchine piece, the pretty Serenade, where girls whip across the stage like a welcome summer breeze (principal Misa Kuranaga is especially breezy)  

  6. Boston Ballet - Programme 1 - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 4 July 2013Performance 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2013

    Set to music by the virtuosic baroque composer Heinrich Biber, Plan to B is a blast of invention and speed. The shearing lines and precipitous partnerwork may be familiar tropes from the post-Forsythean school, but what’s distinctive here is a baroque giddiness o… 

  7. Boston Ballet - Programme 1 - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 4 July 2013Performance 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2013

    Serenade looks particularly good. The whole company show crisp execution and attack, with bright speed as they run through Balanchine’s winding patterns. The soloists are polished and individual.  

  8. The Royal Ballet's Melissa Hamilton in 'Mayerling', 2009. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    News from the Royal Ballet..

    Thursday 4 July 2013 by Carmel Smith

    Director Kevin O’Hare announces a number of promotions, including Melissa Hamilton to First Soloist... Continue Reading

  9. Robyn Orlin' Moving Into Dance Mophatong. Part of Dance Umbrella 2013.

    Dance Umbrella 2013

    Thursday 4 July 2013 by Carmel Smith

    The programme for this years's edition of London’s annual festival of contemporary dance has been announced this week. Activity will be concentrated in King’s Cross and Stratford. Continue Reading

  10. Hofesh Shechter Company 'Political Mother - the Choreographer's Cut' Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Hofesh Shechter Company - Political Mother, the Choreograher's Cut - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Thursday 4 July 2013 — Performance: 3 - 7 July 2013

    If anyone is inflicted with thoughts about dance being for elite aesthetes, 'Political Mother' is the show to cure such misconceptions. It’s for rock music lovers and festival goers. Continue Reading

  11. Boston Ballet 'Symphony in Three Movements'. Dancers: Kathleen Breen Combes & Paulo Arrais. Photo: John Ross

    Boston Ballet - Programme 1 - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 3 July 2013 — Performance: 3, 4, 6, 7 July 2013

    It succeeded in showing us an ensemble in fine fettle and one capable of delivering an elite range of neoclassical and modern work, which strongly featured the American ballet heritage. Continue Reading

  12. Jasmin Vardimon. Photo: Sarah Wesson

    Jasmin Vardimon awarded for excellence in international dance

    Wednesday 3 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Jasmin Vardimon received the 2013 International Theatre Institute (ITI) Award for Excellence in International Dance. Vardimon has been chosen for this prestigious award in recognition of her outstanding choreogra… Continue Reading

  13. Hofesh Shechter interview

    Wednesday 3 July 2013 by Sarah Kearney

    Lyndsey Winship interviews Shechter in the Evening Standard about Political Mother, currently at Sadler's Wells, his next piece and how the internet got him where he is today.  Continue Reading

  14. Nobody's Baby dance marathon - 100 hours on...

    Tuesday 2 July 2013

    Ambra Vernuccio went to see the final few hours of the 100 hour dance marathon at Greenwich Borough Hall and find out from choreographer Arthur Pita how it all went. And test, it is possible to sleep standing up... Continue Reading

  15. Jean Abreu - 'Blood'. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Jean Abreu - Blood - Linbury Studio Theatre, ROH

    Sanjoy Roy, Tuesday 2 July 2013 — Performance: 27 & 28 June 2013

    He uses a series of images by celebrated East End art twosome Gilbert and George, projected and manipulated.. to flood the stage with visualisations of our vitals: blood-red gushes, vein-like marblings... Continue Reading


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