Monthly Archives: September 2012

Continu – Sasha Waltz & Guests: Sadler’s Wells, London, 28 September 2012

Search me Originally formed from site-specific pieces made for the opening of David Chipperfield’s  Neues Museum in Berlin and Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI museum in Rome, Sasha Waltz’s Continu has since been adapted for the smaller surroundings of your average-sized theatre … Continue reading

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The Place Prize (semi-final 4) – The Place, London, 22 September 2012

Who’d have thought? The last semi-final of the 2012/13 The Place Prize wandered creatively all over the  joint. A very cross-looking Martha Pasakopoulou rushed on first with a dangerous yell in Eva Recacha’s The Wishing Well. The piece somewhat ponderously … Continue reading

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The Place Prize (semi-final 3) – The Place, London, 20 September 2012

There’s good and bad in all of us The bi-annual The Place Prize pits the wits of 16 fresh choreographers (selected from over 200 applicants) in a competition decided not just by the approved judges but also by the audience. … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (Programme A) – San Francisco Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 18 September 2012

Breaking the glass ceiling The women of San Francisco Ballet are good. Very good in fact. They sliced their way through Balanchine’s tricky Divertimento No.15, Edwaard Liang’s attractive Symphonic Dances and Christopher Wheeldon’s funky little Number Nine with a consistently … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (Programme B) – San Francisco Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 15 September 2012

No flowers hair With a Triple Bill of freshly minted short works, all premiered within the last two and a half years, it was good to see San Francisco Ballet peering so successfully into the future. Opening the second programme … Continue reading

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Cantina; Udderbelly Spiegeltent, London Wonderground, 9 September 2012

I could never be your woman If you fancy having your jaw dropped, Cantina is the show for you. Featuring Australian artistes from the renowned La Clique and Circus Oz  stables, this cabaret show grabs you by the goolies from … Continue reading

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New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase – James Cousins: Sadler’s Wells, 7 September 2012

Keeping it in the family In 2010 Matthew Bourne, in celebration of his umptieth birthday, set up the New Adventures Choreographer Award (NACA). Over 200 applications later the independent panel of judges, including Monsieur Bourne, Scottish Ballet’s Christopher Hampson and … Continue reading

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