Reviews

  1. Jérôme Bel / Theater Hora - 'Disabled Theatre' Photo: Ursula Kaufmann

    Review: Jérôme Bel / Theater Hora - Disabled Theatre - Shaw Theatre

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Monday 20 October 2014— Performance: 14 & 15 October 2014

    To be honest I was a bit worried about the title - but by the end I was embarrassed by my initial approach to what turned out to be an intelligent, startlingly original & deeply human work of art. Continue Reading

  2. Birmingham Royal Ballet 'La Fin du jour' Nao Sakuma & artists of the company. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet - Shadows of War - Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Monday 20 October 2014— Performance: 17 & 18 September 2014

    This triple bill of works lurking obscurely within the shadows of war provided a surprisingly eclectic range of entertainment - and the reintroduction of an icon of British ballet history.. Continue Reading

  3. Royal Ballet - Ashton mixed bill - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Laura Thompson, Telegraph, Monday 20 October 2014Performance 18 October - 12 November 2014

    But the glory of this bill is Symphonic Variations: plotless, rigorous, sunlit and sublime. In the lead pairing, Marianela Núñez and Vadim Muntagirov were about as good as art gets. 

  4. Rocío Molina 'Bosque Ardora'. Photo: Alain Scherer

    Review: Rocío Molina - Bosque Ardora - Barbican Theatre

    Graham Watts, Friday 17 October 2014— Performance: 16 - 18 October, 2014

    The traditional fast, percussive steps and spiralling turns of flamenco were ever-present but so were plenty of contemporary extras, for example in alien, angular, repetitive movements of the arm, largely bent in… Continue Reading

  5. Jérôme Bel / Theater Hora - Disabled Theatre - Shaw Theatre

    Press Review 3Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 14 & 15 October 2014

    … seven of them perform solos of their own devising, and the mood becomes more animated. The spectators join in, making their own rhythms and the dances themselves range from old-fashioned free dance, to a kind of physical rap with a spinning chair… 

  6. Birmingham Royal Ballet - Beauty and the Beast / Shadows of War - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Rachel Ward, Telegraph, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 17 & 18 October, 2014

    (Delia) Mathews’s flighty grace and shapely patterns give Belle a more inquisitive, rather than innocent, nature, while Iain Mackay as the Beast is powerful in stature but without macho excess – his aggression and vulnerability is shown vividly through Bintley’s co… 

  7. Rocio Molina - Bosque Ardora - Barbican Theatre

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 17 October 2014Performance 16 - 18 October, 2014

    She prowls in an animal mask, or dances in steely unison with Eduardo Guerrero and Fernando Jiménez, all curling hands and scything kicks. 

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