Reviews for 'vsprs'

  1. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 19 May 2006 — Performance: 17-20 May

    The dance theatre of Alain Platel and his collaborators in Les Ballets C de la B is certain to rouse a passionate response. People jeer, or laugh inappropriately, here someone snored loudly during a rare, quiet … Continue Reading

  2. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Wednesday 31 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    The set is splendid: towering icebergs constructed from white fabric tatters. The theme, apparently, is madness, and I got madder as this piece — one of the most insufferable events I have endured — battered its way through 90 minutes.’ 

  3. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘Platel’s idea was to show the redemptive power of religious belief. Instead, there is something degrading in watching such talented, agile and healthy dancers simulating the convulsed limbs and deranged ravings of the mentally ill.’ 

  4. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘The result, while itself disturbing – at times the dancers recall the yuppie ‘spazzers’ who pretend to be retarded in Lars von Trier’s film The Idiots – has flashes of brilliance, notably the fearlessly bizarre performance of New Zeal… 

  5. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘The dancers, who have acrobatic, gymnastic and contortionist skills to impress, are committed to the enterprise like troupers. It’s not their fault that Platel’s creation (a Sadler’s Wells co-production) is tiresome, shapeless and adrift, a sc… 

  6. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘Platel’s voyeuristic exercise is, I think, a nose thumbed at the medical conditions it feeds on for popular entertainment.’ 

  7. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘This production has been advertised as tackling the two great themes of religion and madness, yet beyond the quiveringly dysfunctional moves Platel has orchestrated for his dancers and the devotional inspiration of Cassol’s score, it has nothing to say on… 

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