Reviews for Held

  1. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Mariko Harano, Thursday 22 February 2007 — Performance: 20 & 21 Feb 07

    Forget about the recent “Size Zero” debate. In Australian Dance Theatre‘s HELD, there is no such concept as a toothpick thin body being desirable. All eleven dancers – 6 male and 5 female… Continue Reading

  2. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘Their movement is similarly eclectic, a fast and fearless collection of corkscrew turns, scissor-legged leaps, jerking contortions and collapsing rolls delivered with a muscular yet mechanically propulsive pounce to a soundtrack of battering beats and saturatin… 

  3. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘It’s like a scene from a gladiator movie, digitally enhanced.’ 

  4. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 27 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘The movement is crass, and reeks of 1980s rebelliousness’  

  5. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 22 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘Essentially, Held feels like a startling and original (if rather chilly) 20-minute experiment on movement-in-light stretched out into a patchier 55-minute one. Recommendable for curiosity value, but also just a little disappointing.’ 

  6. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 22 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘Flash photography is not only permitted during Held, it is an essential part of a show in which photographer Lois Greenfield collaborates with ADT to find a dramatic new interface between motion and stillness.’  

  7. Australian Dance Theatre in Held at Sadler's Wells (& UK tour)

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Thursday 22 February 2007Performance 20 & 21 Feb 07

    ‘Her [Lois Greenfield] distinctive style is predicated on capturing bodies — or, sometimes, just parts of them — in their most exhilarating airborne states.’  

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