Archive - April 2012


Royal Danish Ballet – Lady of the Camellias – Copenhagen

It's said that for financial reasons there will be no more performances of Lady of the Camellias here after this run – that would be a little tragedy of its own: these dancers deserve the chance to grow in their roles and their audience deserves the opportunity to see them do it. Let's hope some way will be found to make it happen.

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CNN TV: Tamara Rojo Embarks on a ‘Fusion Journey’

This exciting new CNN series ‘Fusion Journeys’ meets principal dancer at the Royal Ballet London, Tamara Rojo, and follows her on a challenging journey to learn a totally new dancing style in Beijing, China. The highly-acclaimed Spanish ballerina, travels to meet Chinese choreographer, Fei Bo, and together they compose a new dance infused with kung fu and Chinese opera. The 3 part mini-series...


Eifman Ballet – Anna Karenina – London Coliseum

Boris Eifman is described in his company’s programme notes as a ‘choreographer-philosopher’ who wants to ‘draw spectators into the inexhaustible world of human passions’. His aim is to reinterpet the work of past geniuses to bring out their relevance to us today. ...Eifman is the Ken Russell of St Petersburg.

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Sadler’s Wells to live stream Breakin’ Convention – the hip hop dance festival

Sadler’s Wells streams international hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention live via The Space On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, Sadler’s Wells annual international festival of hip hop dance, Breakin’ Convention, will be streamed live to audiences all over the world through The Space, a new on-demand initiative by the Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that offers audiences a new...


Book – Matthew Bourne and his Adventures in Dance

Unfortunately, I’m not blessed with the gift of predicting the future, but I will go out on a limb and say that by no means is Matthew Bourne finished creating yet, which means we can all look forward to reading the third edition of this book, liberally sprinkled with even more remarkable insights in another ten years time.

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