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  1. Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 6 February 2009Performance 31 Jan and in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘As a collection of unsavoury items it has a macabre fascination, but as a reason for going to the ballet it has all the attractions of Ebola fever.’ 

  2. Review: Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Zoe Anderson, Friday 6 February 2009 — Performance: 31 Jan and in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘The Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill is an unsatisfactory experience. Will Tuckett’s Seven Deadly Sins still doesn’t work, Mats Ek’s Carmen is still endlessly dreary, while Chr… Continue Reading

  3. Les Ballets C de la B in Pitie at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 6 February 2009Performance 5 - 7 Feb 09

    ‘Platel’s means are an extraordinary re-working of the Bach by Fabrizio Cassol, the Belgian composer and saxophonist, and his own bastard choreography, or rather the individual styles of his dancers that he directs in vertiginous hybrids.’  

  4. Review: Joaquin Cortes in Unleashed at Roundhouse

    Sarah Frater, Friday 6 February 2009 — Performance: 4 & 5 Feb 09

    ‘Actually, Cortes doesn’t really dance. He has stamina and athleticism but it’s a pose and a pout.’  Continue Reading

  5. Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 31 Jan & in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘Ek’s Carmen is astringent and emollient. The other two ballets, Will Tuckett’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV, paled alongside.’  

  6. Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 31 Jan & in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘Tragedy is swept aside in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV, a dazzling celebration of speed that layers sections of intently focused energy with gauzy slow motion.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 31 Jan & in rep to 21 Feb 09

    ‘There’s more crude sexuality in Seven Deadly Sins, Tuckett’s version of Weill and Brecht’s “ballet chanté”. It isn’t quite clever enough in defining its sins but is graced by the presence of two wondrous women, the singer Ma… 

  8. Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur Celebration at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 30 Jan 09

    ‘But nothing came close to the poise and joy of Oaks and Edur in their signature high-classical roles, in the grand pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty. From the spring in those toes, the effervescence of those hops and turns, you’d say Oaks could have gone on a… 

  9. Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur Celebration at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 30 Jan 09

    ‘This gala celebrates Oaks and Edur as a partnership, with filmed interviews, a range of ballets and some very fine dancing.’  

  10. Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur Celebration at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 30 Jan 09

    ‘Theirs is an intimacy of style bred in the bone from their early training in Estonia. And as Friday’s gala revealed, it has sustained them right across the repertory.’  

  11. Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur Celebration at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 30 Jan 09

    ‘A celebration of English National Ballet’s star couple, the show consisted of seven dances augmented by filmed inserts that provided candid snapshots of the couple’s life together, from their days as ballet students in their native Estonia to their … 

  12. Agnes Oaks & Thomas Edur Celebration at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Tuesday 3 February 2009Performance 30 Jan 09

    ‘IT IS hard to think of a recent partnership in British dance that has given such consistent pleasure and earned so much respect as that of Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur.’ 

  13. Review: Luca Silvestrini (choreographer) in Ride at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

    Libby Costello, Tuesday 3 February 2009 — Performance: 30 Jan & 25 - 28 Feb 09

    Being invited to work on the Wapping project surely must be every artists dream. Firstly for the building, which has been modernized to create a restaurant without disturbing any of the old machinery belonging t… Continue Reading

  14. Review: Royal Ballet in The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV: danse à grande vitesse at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 2 February 2009 — Performance: 31 Jan & in rep to 21 Feb 09

    This mixed bill of *Three Short Works* – as it was so underwhelmingly sub-titled – added up to one of the most uncompromisingly modern dance collections offered by The Royal Ballet in recent years. U… Continue Reading

  15. Xavier Le Roy in Self Unfinished at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Thursday 29 January 2009Performance 17 Jan 09

    ‘As we watch, the object of our gaze switches between human and not human, between a naked, middle-aged man and some hellishly modified creature from a Hieronymus Bosch painting.’ 

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