Browsing archive for December 2015
Life without seeing Carlos Acosta would be pointeless
Sadler’s Wells was just down the road at the 2300 seat London Coliseum last week for six performances of Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Selection. The show consisted of twelve pieces danced by Carlos and eight other dancers from The Royal Ballet.
Over the course of last week Carlos’ leaps and turns were accompanied by wild eruptions of applause from a jam packed Coliseum audience of an array of fans including Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli. Bruno enjoyed the show so much he couldn’t resist but to go backstage after to get a selfie in with Carlos.
Lords of the Dance
Dawn Prentice, head of touring was at the House of Lords to celebrate the launch of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016.
Sadler’s Wells’ Sampled production will head to Birmingham Hippodrome in the New Year. The forecast is rowdy as Sampled is due to bring some of Sadler’s Wells’ own va va voom to the venue with performances in both the main house and the front of house spaces including pre-show activities in the foyer.
The line-up is stellar with performances including Company Wayne McGregor, Birmingham Royal Ballet, BBC Young Dancer finalist Vidya Patel, m¡longa’s world tango champions German Cornejo and Gisela Gallessi, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun. Therefore Sampled showcases some of the world’s best performers in an array of styles.
Pictured above is Dawn Prentice with Rosie Kay (from Rosie Kay Dance Company), and DanceXchange Associate Artist Roxana Silbert, Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Without Putin words in critics’ mouths, m¡longa in Moscow was 5 tzar’s
The m¡longa team left their warm homes in Buenos Aires and flew to Moscow last week – where it was a significant few degrees colder. However, once they arrived in Russia and began their feisty tango moves the city began to melt as it become hot and fiery and filled with South American passion.
Over the course of two performances to a jam packed audiences m¡longa’s universal appeal was evident and that wherever it is being performed in the world, audiences will always give it a standing ovation.
Pictured above is proud choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui catching a selfie with the m¡longa hanging poster outside the Bolshoi Theatre.
Click here to see m¡longa’s touring information.