From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement

by Emilia & Linda on September 26, 2011

If you are in London this autumn, you should plan a visit to Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement currently on display at the Royal Academy. This wonderful exhibition, curated by Richard Kendall, Jill DeVonyar and Ann Dumas, focuses on the Impressionist painter and sculptor Edgar Degas’s interest in movement and his dedication to classical [...]

ZooNation Dance Company: Some Like it Hip Hop

by Emilia & Linda on September 23, 2011

World Premiere at the Peacock Theatre Award-winning dance company ZooNation presents Some Like it Hip Hop at The Peacock Theatre from 20 October to 19 November, following their critically acclaimed 2006 production, Into the Hoods, which became the longest running dance show in the West End. Some Like it Hip Hop is a comical tale [...]

Arthur Pita & Edward Watson: On Metamorphosis

by Emilia & Linda on September 16, 2011

The Royal Opera House starts its 2011 – 2012 dance season with an unexpected new dance work: The Metamorphosis is the first collaboration between award-winning director and choreographer Arthur Pita and Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson. After last year’s critically acclaimed God’s Garden at the Linbury, Pita now brings Kafka’s surreal and dark tale to [...]

Upcoming Talk: The Future of Books

by Emilia & Linda on September 13, 2011

If you are in town this Saturday 17 September, we would love to see you at University College London. As part of The London Design Festival 2011, our friends at Sojournposse will be hosting the seminar “Whatever Is to Become of Books?” and we are one of the guest speakers. More information: Five Minutes With: [...]

René Blum & The Ballets Russes

by Emilia & Linda on September 8, 2011

In her newest book, RENÉ BLUM AND THE BALLETS RUSSES: In Search of a Lost Life, dance historian Judith Chazin-Bennahum looks at the tragic story of the theatre producer who was responsible for resurrecting the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo after his friend Sergei Diaghilev’s death, but who was arrested in 1941 during a roundup [...]

The Royal Ballet 2011-2012 Season at a Glance

by Emilia & Linda on September 1, 2011

European summer is almost over (although here in Britain it never really began) and ballet companies around the world are getting ready to kick off their new seasons. The Royal Ballet is set to return to Covent Garden in a few weeks with Balanchine’s Jewels. Taking inspiration from one of our favorite magazines, Wired, we [...]