Reviews for Mixed Bill

  1. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Lindsey Clarke, Wednesday 4 April 2007 — Performance: 28-31 Mar 07

    Dance is a serious business for Richard Alston. Free of any narrative pieces and throughout the bill relies neither on emotion nor spectacle. What Alston’s company gives us is the choreographic craft in it… Continue Reading

  2. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 3 April 2007Performance 28-31 Mar 07

    “Alston is a master at closing images that ring through the imagination.”“The programme also includes a new work from Martin Lawrance… It is clever, original in outline, true choreography, and I want to see more of Lawrance’s dance-making.” 

  3. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 2 April 2007Performance 28-31 Mar 07

    ‘His work, while essentially abstract, is as smooth as brushed aluminium. Its finely milled components slot together with Vorsprung durch Technik exactitude.’ 

  4. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Friday 30 March 2007Performance 28-31 Mar 07

    ‘The dancers in those ballets and indeed all evening, are pretty good too, but what Alston gives them to do leaves something to desire. Why, to this music, does he rely so much on steps that are straight from classical ballet although performed barefoot?’ 

  5. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 30 March 2007Performance 28-31 Mar 07

    ‘This second section also proved a terrific vehicle for the extravagantly brilliant Jonathan Goddard, the 24-carat stand-out in a very talented, physically alluring troupe.’ 

  6. Richard Alston Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 30 March 2007Performance 28-31 Mar 07

    ‘Ultimately this programme shows that Alston can put dances together with a facility almost unrivalled in Britain today, and his dancers perform them wonderfully well. But perhaps it’s now time for him to throw a few surprises their way.’  

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