Reviews for Augustine

  1. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 8 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘It’s not clear what message Fleur Darkin expects us to take away from Augustine – her surprisingly entertaining account of the goings-on in a French asylum in the 1890s.’ 

  2. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Lyndsey Winship, The Stage, Friday 4 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘All good stuff, and chilling in parts, but by attempting to nail some deep and subtle ideas, Darkin sets herself a huge challenge and the construction of the work doesn’t match the eloquence of the accompanying notes.’ 

  3. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 4 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘Watching Fleur Darkin’s Augustine is an exercise in the suppression of expectation. It never quite delivers what it promises, but it does engross and enfold.’ 

  4. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 4 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘Darkin is much more interesting when she comes to the idea of madness performed and recorded, something she evokes with sympathy and energy.’  

  5. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 4 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘From one young girl’s “dancing to a music of memory and feeling” Darkin takes a leap into the meaning of hysteria and the importance of dance in connecting us to our innermost feelings.’  

  6. Darkin Ensemble in Augustine at The Place & touring

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 May 2007Performance 1&2 May 07

    ‘… as the language is unpacked into longer choreographed vignettes, slivers of sweetness, humour and fantasy emerge, along with a liberating energy.’  

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