January 2009

  1. Xavier Le Roy in Self Unfinished at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Thursday 29 January 2009Performance 17 Jan 09

    ‘As we watch, the object of our gaze switches between human and not human, between a naked, middle-aged man and some hellishly modified creature from a Hieronymus Bosch painting.’ 

  2. Pedro Aguilar

    Thursday 29 January 2009

    The ex-boxer, also known as “Cuban Pete” was hailed as “the greatest mambo dancer ever” in 1950s New York. He died in Florida, aged 81 earlier this month. Read an obituary in the Telegrap… Continue Reading

  3. An English girl abroad

    Thursday 29 January 2009

    “I don’t feel so agonised in class. I can feel my strength is coming, especially in my legs.” Extracts from the diary of Isabella McGuire Mayes, 16, studying at the Kirov Ballet School. Read m… Continue Reading

  4. Joaquin Cortes

    Thursday 29 January 2009

    The flamenco star extraordinaire says his show at London’s Roundhouse (4 & 5 Feb) will be like ‘an X-Ray’ of himself – the dance equivalent of an acoustic gig by a rock band. Read an … Continue Reading

  5. Les Ballets C de la B in Pitie at Coming to Sadlers Wells, 5 - 7 Feb

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 29 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘Let the Word become flesh! Shouted by a dancer at the start of this intense, boldly alternative slant on Bach’s St Matthew Passion, the phrase sets the tone for a production of nearly two hours that is ambitious, sublime and, at times, awfully hard to sto… 

  6. Sadler's Wells Sampled

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Thursday 29 January 2009Performance 24 & 25 Jan 09

    ‘The extraordinary B-Boy crew Flying Steps, from Berlin, flew around the stage in a dizzying array of breakdancing feats that revealed superhuman strength and an exuberant derring-do. They return in May for the Breakin’ Convention hip-hop festival – … 

  7. Cloud Dance Festival at Cockpit theatre

    Michelle Harris , Wednesday 28 January 2009 — Performance: 14 Dec 08

    For two nights only Cloud Dance Festival brought its latest show Trilogy, to the modest surroundings of the Cockpit Theatre, London. Marketed as a triple-bill-plus-one, this contemporary dance platform (now in i… Continue Reading

  8. Help make the case for dance funding

    Wednesday 28 January 2009

    Whether you’re a dancer, administrator, choreographer, designer, teacher, receptionist or manager working in dance, Arts Council England needs you to fill in the online survey for their Dance Mapping repor… Continue Reading

  9. Sadler's Wells Sampled

    Louise Kelsey, Tuesday 27 January 2009 — Performance: 24 & 25 Jan 09

    Sadler’s Wells had a very different feel on Saturday night. With live installations in the foyers and a charged atmosphere in the auditorium, everyone was prepared for an assorted and exciting evening. Sad… Continue Reading

  10. Compagnie Un Loop Pour L'Homme in Apprais Par Corps at Clore Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Sarah Frater, Monday 26 January 2009 — Performance: Jan 09

    ‘The force and velocity of the lunge, and the precision of the catch, produce a collective gasp in the audience, who stay open-mouthed for most of the daring show.’  Continue Reading

  11. L'Ecume de l'Air at Barbican Pit

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 January 2009Performance Jan 09

    ‘Part of the 31st London International Mime Festival – which has defied economic reason and sold out – L’Ecume de l’Air is a curiously low-key affair: a juggling and music act that asks for quiet contemplation, not drum rolls.’ 

  12. Sadler's Wells Sampled

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 26 January 2009Performance 24 & 25 Jan 09

    ‘For all its thrills, this Sampled programme never lost sight of pure dance, and completing the programme was Dana Fouras, performing Russell Maliphant’s Two. …. It was a feat of divine concentration which raised cheers almost as loud as those for th… 

  13. National Dance Awards winners 2008
Photo: John Ross

    National Dance Awards 2008

    Monday 26 January 2009

    The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, hosted by Balletboyz Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, took place at Sadler’s Wells today. They are the only professional awards in the UK dedicated specifica… Continue Reading

  14. Sadler's Wells Sampled

    Mary Kate Connolly, Monday 26 January 2009 — Performance: 24 & 25 Jan 09

    Sat 24 Jan 09 Even as the curtain rose and the gutsy flamenco stamps of performers Rojas and Rodríguez resounded through the darkness, the babble and murmur of an excited throng still rippled through the packed… Continue Reading

  15. Hofesh Shechter, 'The Choreographer's Cut' Roundhouse, 27-28 Feb. Photo: Ben Rudick

    Dance in new spaces across London

    Friday 23 January 2009

    2009 is set to be the busiest year ever for Sadler’s Wells. As well as presenting a huge range of dance, from cutting edge European conceptual work in its Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre, to stars from Strict… Continue Reading

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