Reviews for Sacred Monsters

  1. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan 'Sacred Monsters.' Photo: Mikki Kunttu

    Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters - Sadler's Wells

    Siobhan Murphy, Thursday 27 November 2014 — Performance: 25 - 29 November 2014

    Ballet superstar turned contemporary darling Sylvie Guillem’s retirement announcement has loaded these performances of her duet with Akram Khan, first performed in 2006, with extra charge...  Continue Reading

  2. SYLVIE GUILLEM & AKRAM KHAN - SACRED MONSTERS - SADLER'S WELLS

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Sunday 30 November 2014Performance 25 - 29 November 2014

    Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan stand face to face, hands held, arms rippling in a winding ribbon of movement. Sacred Monsters is a meandering, sometimes self-indulgent show, but there’s real star power at its heart. 

  3. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Louise Levene, Financial Times, Thursday 27 November 2014Performance 25 - 29 November 2014

    It lacks a coherent shape, the choreography is hit-and-miss and the reminiscences and ponderings are more than a mite self-indulgent but the playful rapport between the two stars is impossible to resist. 

  4. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 5Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 27 November 2014Performance 25 - 29 November 2014

    …the work now seems simultaneously lighter and deeper, less an examination of their relationship with their own reputations and classical traditions, and more a statement of belief in the power and ritual potency of dance itself. 

  5. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 26 November 2014Performance 25 - 29 November 2014

    The imminent loss of these two giant talents feels all the more poignant given how joyously they work together in this duet 

  6. Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan - Sacred Monsters - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 26 November 2014Performance 25 - 29 November 2014

    Dance is full of romantic duets, but this is something else: it’s an image of a parallel journey. 

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