Reviews for Lest We Forget

  1. English National Ballet's Lest We Forget. 
Liam Scarlett's 'No Man’s Land'. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Thursday 3 April 2014 — Performance: 2 - 12 April 2014

    Tamara Rojo has unveiled the biggest, boldest statement of intent, bringing new directions to every avenue: choreography, dance, staging, design and even the auditorium...  Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 6 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    Khan’s Dust, for which Jocelyn Pook has composed a haunting choral score, superimposes tableaux of the men at the front with the women they left behind. In one profoundly affecting sequence, Khan places himself at the heart of a rolling wave of impacted bodies. O… 

  3. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    Of all the choreographers, Akram Khan is the one who pulls the willing ENB dancers most firmly onto his own terrain.  

  4. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 2Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    The entire evening smacks of compromise. War for Beginners – in these damned days for Syria. Unspeakable suffering as souvenir. And oh! the delighted cries from the public.  

  5. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review Hanna Weibye, Arts Desk, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    The gamble on new work and a serious theme (for which the Barbican venue is an astute choice) has paid dividends for Rojo: she and ENB emerged from last night’s buzzy, big-deal opening looking very strong and very smart, with this quartet of strongly-styled pieces.  

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    Press Review Sarah Frater, The Stage, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo here challenges the idea that the company only does classical ballet with a mixed bill of mostly new work marking the centernary of the First World War by contemporary giants Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, alongside up-an… 

  7. English National Ballet - Lest We Forget - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    It’s Tamara Rojo’s boldest move since she became director of English National Ballet, and the most exciting.  

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    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    What does all this say about how we view war? That it’s bleak and wearying, not glorious, perhaps. And what does all this say about ballet? That there’s more to life than tutus. Hurrah.  

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    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 3 April 2014Performance 2 - 12 April 2014

    In the new mixed bill that Tamara Rojo has programmed for ENB , she has not only given her dancers their most challenging work in years, but also thrown down the gauntlet to every other repertory company in Britain.  

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