Reviews for Darcey Bussell – Farewell

  1. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘The beauty of the Ballet Boyz’ formula is that the video element can take some of the strain, in one instance allowing Bussell a good 10-minutes’ breather while we watch her dance a tricky segment from Ashton’s Cinderella on screen.’ 

  2. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘If this ballet’s sadness seemed an odd note to end on, it was a vehicle to demonstrate that Bussell, a star among stars, was always a company dancer – and that the evening was a family occasion.’ 

  3. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 21 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘What has always made Bussell so special is the tension between the seeming artlessness of her personality and the precision and sensuality of her dancing.’ 

  4. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Friday 18 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘Darcey Bussell was clever and/or lucky in getting the Ballet Boyz, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt to arrange her Farewell programme at Sadler’s Wells.’ 

  5. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 18 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘Some of the interview footage is disarming, but the rehearsal material is awesome, her liquid, powerful body apparently incapable of a jarring move. The live dancing is a personal marathon as she performs snippets of Tuckett, Forsythe, Ashton and Wheeldon.’  

  6. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Wednesday 16 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘Bussell is as crisp and as strong as ever, and her range is considerable. In William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated she’s a sleek Amazon, then all sweetness and light in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella.’ 

  7. Darcey Bussell – Farewell at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 16 May 2007Performance 15 - 18 May 07

    ‘Her dancing shows no trace of fading technique, her jump still high, her line still bold and pure. When she unfurls a leg into a high extension, the height is the least spectacular quality.’ 

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