Reviews

  1. Review: Resolution! 2015 -The Place

    Samantha Whitaker, Thursday 15 January 2015 — Performance: 13 January 2015

    You can pretty much expect anything at Resolution!, but on a dreary Tuesday evening, I wasn’t expecting to confront the idea that capitalism is essentially cannibalism... Continue Reading

  2. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Neil Norman, , Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    Yet another depiction of wartime combat, Ivan Perez’ full-length ballet fails to discover a new language for a theme explored by every choreographer from MacMillan to Maliphant.  

  3. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    It is said that the front-line soldier’s experience is an alternation of utter hell and crushing tedium. Sad to say, Young Men, the new First World War commemoration from the BalletBoyz, is merely something close to hellishly tedious. 

  4. BalletBoyz - Young Men - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, , Thursday 15 January 2015Performance 14 - 18 January 2015

    It all works because this doesn’t feel like a period piece — the story of young men going to war is not one consigned to history, sadly. This is the endless cycle of boys throwing themselves into the abyss. Fighting and falling, fighting and falling. You could accuse… 

  5. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoe Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    Cojocaru’s dancing has a moonlit glow, moving in sorrowful ripples. 

  6. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Sarah Frater, The Stage, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    A lean of the torso to indicate longing, a bow of the head to suggest reflection, and outstretched hands that tenderly hold his precious Swan Queen. Vasiliev is not a ‘guest artiste’ on professional auto-pilot, but a committed performer whose characterisation almost … 

  7. English National Ballet - Swan Lake - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 13 January 2015Performance 8 - 18 January 2015

    For Cojocaru it’s a breeze. She’s the most feather-like of dancers — assuming that feather is made out of graphene, or some other ultra-light, ultra-strong wonder material. 

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