Reviews for Golgota

  1. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - 'Golgota', Sadler's Wells, March 2016. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Sarah Kent, Wednesday 16 March 2016 — Performance: 14 - 21 March 2016

    Watching Bartabas expertly guide one horse after another round the space is like seeing a painting come to life, albeit with a surreal equestrian twist. In place of piety, though, the Frenchman has opted for melodrama... Continue Reading

  2. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Tuesday 15 March 2016Performance 14 - 21 March 2016

    As Marin dances, his bare feet scuffing soft rhythms in the sand, the horse circles him, guided by the expertise of Bartabas. A delicate nose touch on Marin’s shoulder and the horse becomes another partner in this dance.  

  3. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 15 March 2016Performance 14 - 21 March 2016

    The stage is shadowy, and apart from the music the only sustained noise is made by Marín – dancing a brief zapateado solo, drumming with his hands, or performing the final extraordinary crucifixion scene… 

  4. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 15 March 2016Performance 14 - 21 March 2016

    Despite a few comic moments, the impression is that they’re actually taking themselves very seriously, but they don’t get anywhere near transcendence. 

  5. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 15 March 2016Performance 14 - 21 March 2016

    The four horses in Bartabas’s Golgota are handsome, glossy and very patient. They need to be, given how much heavy-handed symbolism goes on around their well-trained heads. This equestrian dance production is a strange mixture of pompous theatre and horsey skill. 

  6. Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 15 March 2016Performance 14 - 21 March 2016

    It’s not often that you see a total of 26 legs on a dance stage, but only three people. Then again, Golgota – which takes its name from the site of the Crucifixion – is a very unusual show indeed. 

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