Reviews

  1. Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 26 September 2014Performance 24 - 27 September 2014

    The final image, in which all of Verona lies down in mourning for Romeo and Juliet, raising their legs in imitation of the lovers final pose, may be one of the oddest images you will see on stage. But it is vintage Ek in its power to haunt, to unsettle and to move. 

  2. Royal Swedish Ballet - Mat Ek's Juliet & Romeo

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 26 September 2014Performance 24 - 27 September 2014

    The whole thing is danced with passion and panache, never more so than by Ana Laguna as the watchful nurse. Her scene with Mercutio and Benvolio, where she makes them jump over one another like circus tumblers, is the comic relief before the grim resolution… 

  3. Royal Swedish Ballet Mats Ek's 'Juliet & Romeo' Photo: Gert Weigelt

    Review: Royal Swedish Ballet - Mats Ek's Juliet & Romeo - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Thursday 25 September 2014— Performance: 24 - 27 September 2014

    There is much to admire in the ingenuity of Ek's interpretation, not least in the intriguing imagery that makes this a compelling - if not also, often infuriating - spectacle. Continue Reading

  4. John Ross Dance. Photo: James Williams

    Review: John Ross - New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase - Hackney Empire

    Lara Hayward, Monday 22 September 2014— Performance: 17 & 18 September 2014

    Like his mentor, Ross uses rich choreography to tell vivid stories and his three part showcase at Hackney Empire is a diverse mix of abstract, funny and hard-hitting dance. Continue Reading

  5. Balletboyz the TALENT - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Monday 22 September 2014Performance 16 - 27 September 2014

    More tightly integrated than their previous outing, there is an organic, holistic feel to this triple bill, as if each choreographer worked from the same blueprint 

  6. Balletboyz the TALENT - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 22 September 2014Performance 16 - 27 September 2014

    …they all seem to feature an awful lot of what I can only describe as slow unfolding, in which these muscular young men pour themselves over each other’s bodies with admirable weightless fluidity. It looks very nice but it is not quite enough. 

  7. Balletboyz the TALENT - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Jeffery Taylor, Express, Monday 22 September 2014Performance 16 - 27 September 2014

    In fact Metheus and The Murmuring are interchangeable, steps and music could be mixed and audiences would never know the difference. But as usual, the evening’s modern dance makers were lucky to have highly talented artists to work with. 

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