What the Press Says

Dance review: Danish Dance Theatre. Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling **** BORN in Birmingham and trained at the Royal Ballet School, Tim Rushton may have his roots in the UK, but his creativity has flourished far from these shores. A dancer and choreographer in Germany, Sweden and Denmark for almost 30 years, Rushton has soaked up a huge amount of European and Scandinavian flavour. Yet the classical lines of his ballet school days are still very much in evidence – as observed when Rushton finally made his UK debut as a choreographer. Click here to read the full review

The Scotsman, 22 Feb 2011

Danish Dance Theatre, MacRobert Centre, Stirling*** I doubt anyone could tell newcomers from those who have been taking Tim Rushton’s classically inflected contemporary dance style to heart and muscle for longer. For whether Rushton – the Royal Ballet-trained artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre since 2001 – sets them the challenge of pure dance to a complex soundscape, as in Enigma, or sends them into a narrative of shadowlands and encroaching mortality, as in Kridt, the four women and five men come together with the kind of groomed body line and focused mindset that makes whatever they do a pleasure to watch. Click here to read the full review

Herald Scotland, 21 Feb 2011

Danish Dance Theatre – The Lowry, Salford. British-born choreographer Tim Rushton has made sufficient name for himself internationally as Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre – a post he has held for ten years – that he was awarded an MBE in the 2010 New Year Honours, but he has never felt confident enough to bring the company he has firmly established as the leading contemporary dance company in Denmark – if not Scandinavia – to the UK until now. The company embarked on their first ever UK tour in January and are now halfway through their itinerary of ten venues that notably does not include any dates in London as yet. Click here to read the full review

The Public Reviews, 9 Feb 2011

Danish Dance Theatre, Corn Exchange, Brighton. Choreographer Tim Rushton’s international dancers were selected for their “physical intelligence and talking bodies”. Every touch led to a shifting and reforming: rather than holding poses, the performers continued exploring the space around them. One woman, carried above her partner in a dramatic shaft of light, continued to reach out with tentatively twitching fingertips and flexing toes, turning her searching gaze across the stage. Click here to read the full review

The Argus, 8 Feb 2011

Danish Dance Theatre – Review. Tim Rushton – Birmingham-born and Royal Ballet school-trained – has built his entire career outside the UK, his last 10 years spent as director of Danish Dance Theatre. And what’s evident, as DDT make their British debut, is how geography has influenced Rushton’s style. You can still see the classical stretch and definition of his early English training, but there’s a brooding tension in Rushton’s dance imagery, mixed with a dark, physical gloss, that suggests a wide range of European influences. Click here to read the full review

The Guardian, 24 Jan 2011

A haunting meditation on morality. Here’s an extraordinary thing. Danish Dance Theatre was founded in 1981 by an English/Norwegian choreographer (Randi Patterson) and for the past 10 years it has been run by another Brit – Tim Rushton. Yet, despite touring the world, it has never before appeared in the UK. Rushton was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours, so his company’s arrival here is timely. In fact, it’s rather more than that. This programme of three of his works, unveiled in Oxford, was a real pleasure. Click here to read the full review

The Telegraph, 24 Jan 2011

Ballet’s boy from the Midlands is back: Read this article about Tim Rushton by Judith Mackrell for The Guardian.

The Guardian, 27 Jan 2011

The Dance Prince of Denmark: Read this article in The Telegraph about Tim Rushton’s new work, Monolith.

The Telegraph, 13 Jan 2011

An English Man Abroad: Read this article about Tim Rushton from the Dancing Times

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“… a raw desperado choreography, full of testosterone, aggression and despair right to the edge of self destruction. An extremely strong and shocking work by Tim Rushton.”

Majbrit Hjelmsbo, Weekendavisen, August 2009

“The images from Rushton’s choreographic riddle corrode into one’s memory … you become tickled and curious.”

Anne Middelboe Christensen, Information, June 2009

“Tim Rushton has a movement language that is controlled, unhurried and precise… Supremely elegant and intelligent.”

The Australian

“Tim Rushton’s dances strike like a thunderclap”

The Boston Globe

“Tim Rushton’s choreographic works become more intense, provocative and courageous. In this universe of pumping muscles and hard-core energy, he opens us up to the vulnerability and relieves the pain. Absolutely beautiful.”

Anne Middelboe Christensen, Information

“… Kridt is a sublime experience… which goes to the bone.”

Janus Kodal, Politiken, May 2006

“With text from the Bible and pulsating, insistent music Kridt is a gripping, tough dance performance… moving images of confused and love-starved people, who dream of a better, less painful world.”

Henrik Lyding, Jyllands Posten, May 2006

”With text from the Bible and pulsating, insistent music Kridt is a gripping, tough dance performance…” with “moving images of confused and love-starved people, who dream of a better, less painful world.”

Henrik Lyding, Jyllands Posten, May 2006

“This Danish troupe is elegant and electric.”

The Boston Globe, July 2006

Kridt touches light, hope and eternity.”

Weekend Avisen, January 2005