Reviews

  1. Sampling The Myth – Deloitte Ignite Festival - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 9 September 2014Performance 5 - 7 September 2014

    The Indifferent Beak, a film by gifted 17-year-old choreographer Charlotte Edmonds and director Ravi Deepres, showed Eric Underwood and Claire Calvert moving with sensuous force and attack. 

  2. Michelle Ryan & Torque Show - 'Intimacy'

    Review: Michelle Ryan & Torque Show - Intimacy - Unlimited festival

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 8 September 2014— Performance: 4 & 5 September 2014

    The true subject of 'Intimacy' seems to be the relationship between Ryan’s body and rest of her world, and how this physical relationship abruptly changed in the context of her debilitating illness... Continue Reading

  3. Edward Watson and Liam Mower in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Photo: Alice Pennefather, ©ROH 2014

    Review: Sampling The Myth – Deloitte Ignite Festival - Royal Opera House

    Siobhan Murphy, Monday 8 September 2014— Performance: 5 - 7 September 2014

    Ed Watson’s interpretation of Matthew Bourne’s Swan is a gripping highlight in this programme of snippets from the classics and new work on stage and film... Continue Reading

  4. Claire Cunningham in 'Guide Gods'. Photo: Colin Hearn, The Herald

    Review: Claire Cunningham - Guide Gods - Unlimited Festival

    Josephine Leask, Friday 5 September 2014— Performance: 2 & 3 September 2014

    Cunningham commands the space physically & her movement is measured but daring; watching her balance both with & without her crutches is as thrilling as watching a tight rope artist... Continue Reading

  5. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Monday 18 August 2014Performance 10 - 12 August 2014

    Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH is a joyful finale to the Mariinsky Ballet’s triple bill, bubbling over with invention and fabulous dancing. 

  6. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 15 August 2014Performance 11 - 12 August 2014

    A trio of showoffs wind themselves in and out of the action; a loving couple dance wistfully. On Monday, the casting was just spot-on, with the prodigious Kimin Kim fizzing and flying, and Nadezhda Batoeva and Filipp Stepin in spiky, spirited support. 

  7. Mariinsky Ballet - The Firebird / Marguerite and Armand / Concerto DSCH - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 15 August 2014Performance 11 - 12 August 2014

    …the imprisoned cavaliers embalmed in a stone frieze, and the terrifying entrance of Kostchei’s fluttering, lurching, winged and taloned monsters. I must have seen dozens of Firebirds, and few match this for fairytale shock and awe. 

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