Reviews for The Golden Age

  1. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Monday 31 July 2006 — Performance: 28/9 July

    There is potential for an OK 2-Act ballet to break out from the obesity of this over-elaborate and self-indulgent three-Act piece. As a work in progress, it needs to be slimmed down but only if some heretical &#… Continue Reading

  2. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘The best thing to be said about this Golden Age is that the 1930s costumes are pretty foxy, and the Mariinsky dancers are every bit as gorgeous as we know.’ 

  3. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the Mariinsky orchestra zip gleefully through the cabaret numbers, then find a shimmering beauty in the adagios. The playing has infectious energy and bite.’ 

  4. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘I also watched the dancers of the Mariinsky ballet, and marvelled at the way they dance – clarity, elegance, tireless resource, eloquence in every action’ 

  5. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘For the most part Gelber’s inept staging doesn’t bother with choreography, directing the action as if it were a play or an opera.’  

  6. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 31 July 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘There are two reasons to love this scenario: firstly, Gelber’s casting of Gabriella Komleva as old Sophie brings to the stage all the dignity and delicacy of her former ballerina graces; secondly, we get the gutsy thrill of his impressionistic but viscera… 

  7. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 31 July 2006Performance 28/9 July

    ‘While the call for “more dance” has been hurriedly heeded since its St Petersburg première four weeks ago, The Golden Age still looks like a production that went wrong from organisation to outcome.’ 

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