Monthly Archives: October 2012

DVD Release: La Fille mal gardée (Original cast), The Royal Ballet, 1962

Clogging up the airwaves This is one for the lovers of the old classics – Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée has been released on DVD by ICA Classics with the original 1962 Royal Ballet cast of Nadia Nerina and … Continue reading

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New Work 2012 – Michael Clark Company: The Barbican, London, 18 October 2012

Utterly brilliant madness  Things were already a little strange in Michael Clark’s New Work 2012 even before Jarvis Cocker appeared on stage garbed up like a seasick Pirate of the Caribbean. Wielding a whip and handing out sugar mice to … Continue reading

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En Atendant/Cesena preview – Rosas: Sadler’s Wells 5-9 November 2012

As the day is long Ars Subtilior was a form of secular music developed in fourteenth century France. Characterised by its complex rhythmic structure, it ties together the two works created by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for her … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill – Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 11 October 2012

The name’s Bond. Jon Bond Making their UK debut the highly acclaimed Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet had the opportunity to impress a new audience and it was so nearly a total triumph. The dancers are excellent, the choreography rich and … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet preview: Sadler’s Wells, 11-13 October 2012

Coming very soon A genuine 21st century company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was only formed in 2003. But Nancy Walton Laurie’s New York based troupe, under the mercurial artistic direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, has already established itself as one of … Continue reading

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At Home – Richard Alston Dance Company: The Place, London, 3 October 2012

Sitting on my sofa, sipping at my soda Opening their autumn 2012 season At Home the Richard Alston Dance Company showed off a quartet of works including, as a statement of creative intent, a couple of pieces brand new to … Continue reading

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