Reviews for Mixed Bill

  1. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 11 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘Paseillo is pure de Frutos. Set to a scratchy record of Mozart intercut with A Hawaiian Farewell, this takes the form of a battle of the sexes.’ 

  2. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 11 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘The works are quite a mixture, strong, messy or intriguing by turns. The company dances with power and conviction.’  

  3. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 11 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘Just as De Frutos subverted Stravinsky, so now he does with Mozart, calling out the lush swoonings and swellings of the choral sound to serve his purpose. The result is some of the loveliest, most joyous choreography he has produced.’ 

  4. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Giannandrea Poesio, The Spectator, Friday 8 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘De Frutos has a unique way of reading the music to derive intriguing and thought-provoking narratives from any score he deals with. ‘ 

  5. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘In pure movement terms, it [Paseillo] may be De Frutos’s loveliest work, with classically shaped phrases that twine harmoniously around Mozart. Yet built into the dancing is a language of sighing, whispering, swaying sensuality, a story of fevered passion… 

  6. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘As a choreographer, De Frutos has always pursued a high-risk strategy, his work an intriguing combination of the sensual and the sensationalist. With his two newest dances, on show at Sadler’s Wells, De Frutos gave us extremes of both. Despite the best ef… 

  7. Phoenix Dance Theatre in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 5 June 2007Performance 1-2 June 07

    ‘It [Los Picadores] was a particular let-down after the strong, varied programme that had preceded it. The evening launched with a blistering performance of a blistering piece, Henri Oguike’s Signal, in which the dancers let the vigorous Japanese taiko drums … 

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