Arthur Pita’s concluding tribute to Brecht and Weill’s Threepenny Opera is typically mischievous and suffused with a dark sexuality that elides Weimar cabaret with Argentinian tango in a most agreeable manner. Watson rips the shirt from Whelan who responds by…
Perhaps unexpectedly, this is not really a performance about technical display but about the possibilities that lie between two people. It’s an experiment and, by the close of this short show, it feels more like the beginning of a journey than the end.
This was a programme of cabaret dance that could have fallen flat in the performances of less experienced and expressive artists. 'Other Stories' was made by Whelan and Watson, in every sense. Continue Reading
Wheeldon and his excellent team have conjured up an old-fashioned romance, enveloped in an ultra-modern package of high quality design and technology... Continue Reading
Christopher Wheeldon’s revisionist take on Cinderella attempts to imitate the grand classical ballets of Imperialist Russia. But it’s a very pale imitation, in spite of being dressed to kill.
The reworking takes its inspiration from the Brothers Grimm, which usually suggests something darker than the Disneyfied norm, but this one is bright and romantic. We do lose the fairy godmother and her pumpkin (I know!)…
…a supremely fresh reimagining of a well-trodden tale.