“..that’s the beauty and point of Resolution! It offers choreographers that much-needed transition between studio and stage.”
The surprise of the evening was Matthew Rees who, dressed in black, rushes into what seemed to be a field hospital desperately comforting as many of his wounded comrades as he could. Your spirits rise and hope starts to build; then he shoots himself in the mouth. Acco…
...a deliriously dense, modernist swirl of ideas, whose loopy absurdist exuberance is anchored by some extraordinarily tight choreography & an intuitive understanding of physical comedy. Continue Reading
There are far too many sorrowful cradlings, sentimental pietàs and emptily anguished duets. The moment of death, endlessly reprised, is represented as a willowy, aestheticised folding to the stage. The brutal truth is that for all his evident sincerity of purpose, Pére…
If only Pérez’s choreography had been a little more focused, a little more condensed, the evening could have been an unequivocal triumph.
Underpinning the artistry of ballet - and a virtuoso display of juggling is a mathematical bedrock.... Continue Reading
Yet another depiction of wartime combat, Ivan Perez’ full-length ballet fails to discover a new language for a theme explored by every choreographer from MacMillan to Maliphant.
It is said that the front-line soldier’s experience is an alternation of utter hell and crushing tedium. Sad to say, Young Men, the new First World War commemoration from the BalletBoyz, is merely something close to hellishly tedious.