March 2011

  1. Dance in a new funding era

    Thursday 31 March 2011

    Wednesday 30 March was a watershed for everyone who works in the arts. Over 1300 organisations applied for funding from Arts Council England and of the 638 who were unsuccessful, 200 hundred were arts organisati… Continue Reading

  2. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'Cinderella' 29 March - 2 April. London Coliseum. Photo: Elisha Willis as Cinderella. Photographer: Bill Cooper

    Birmingham Royal Ballet in Cinderella at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 31 March 2011 — Performance: 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

    Reviewed: 29 March March has been significant for big new ballets in London: the beginning of the month saw the Royal Ballet premiere its first full-length work of the century (Alice’s Adventures in Wonde… Continue Reading

  3. Candoco Dance Company 'Renditions' Photo: James Rowbotham

    Good ACE news for Candoco

    Wednesday 30 March 2011

    Company statement Candoco Dance Company is delighted to announce that its application to the National Portfolio Funding programme has been successful. Arts Council England has offered Candoco Dance Company the f… Continue Reading

  4. Youth Dance England funding cut

    Wednesday 30 March 2011

    Youth Dance England statement **Youth Dance England is hugely disappointed to have been unsuccessful in applying to become an ACE funded National Portfolio client 2012 – 15. Linda Jasper, Director of YDE, … Continue Reading

  5. The Place

    The Place responds to ACE funding

    Wednesday 30 March 2011

    Statement from The Place: The Place (Contemporary Dance Trust Ltd) has been accepted onto Arts Council England’s new National Portfolio funding programme, and granted £5.5million over the three years from… Continue Reading

  6. Good news for South East London

    Wednesday 30 March 2011

    Statement from Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban: Plans for Greenwich Dance to work in collaboration with nearby Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance won the approval of Arts Council England, who have … Continue Reading

  7. Arts Council funding announcements

    Wednesday 30 March 2011

    Arts Council England announced its decisions of funding for 2012 onwards this morning. Here’s our first snap shot picture of what it means for dance organisations across the UK – figures have been ro… Continue Reading

  8. V & A A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash, 19 Mar – 29 Aug 2011
Richard Alston Dance Company 'Red Run'

    A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash at Victoria & Albert Museum

    Katerina Pantelides, Tuesday 29 March 2011 — Performance: 19 March -29 August 2011

    Contemporary dance predominantly exists in the moment of the performance making it difficult to exhibit in a museum environment. Its costumes, unlike those of ballet and other classical dance forms, tend to appe… Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet in Rhapsody / Sensorium / Still Life at the Penguin Cafe at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 29 March 2011Performance 16 - 28 March 2011

    “we saw transcendental skill, flawless musicality, a virtuoso’s command of effect, of phrasing, of the minutiae of an interpretation, which at moments defied belief.”  

  10. 'Black Swan' Film directed by Darren Aronofsky. Starring Natalie Portman

    Black Swan body double row

    Tuesday 29 March 2011

    Hollywood studio Fox Searchlight denies claims that Natalie Portman only performed a small amount of the dance moves featured in Black Swan American Ballet Theatre soloist Sarah Lane claims that there has been a… Continue Reading

  11. Beijing Dance Theatre

    Tuesday 29 March 2011

    Director of the company, Wang Yuanyuan, has staged a dance production of a notoriously erotic book from the Ming dynasty. The Jin Ping Mei, or ‘The Plum in the Golden Vase,’ has been banned since the… Continue Reading

  12. Wim Wenders' Pina

    Tuesday 29 March 2011

    Sarah Crompton reviews a 3D tribute to Pina Bausch, “Pina is both moving and miraculous in all kinds of ways. To begin with, it is an extraordinary record of the work that Bausch made since first setting u… Continue Reading

  13. Pet Shop Boys/Javier De Frutos in The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 28 March 2011Performance 17 - 26 March 2011

    ‘The Venezuelan-born choreographer Javier de Frutos is a volatile talent…. In The Most Incredible Thing, a three-act dance work based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy story, he joins forces with Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, and the result is a… 

  14. Pet Shop Boys/Javier De Frutos in The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 28 March 2011Performance 17 - 26 March 2011

    ‘One of its ideas is to set the action in a Soviet-style dictator-state, with factory drones performing tightly drilled, mechanised routines that are at once vigorous and repressed, and historically underpinned by reference to Expressionist dance of the 1930s. Powe… 

  15. English National Ballet in Swan Lake at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 28 March 2011Performance 22 - 26 March 2011

    ‘Vadim Muntagirov is not, some might say, traditional matinée idol material, but he more than compensates with the expressiveness of his features, his unguarded immersion in character and the sheer beauty of his dancing – he is fast becoming one of Britai… 

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