Reviews

  1. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘Platel’s idea was to show the redemptive power of religious belief. Instead, there is something degrading in watching such talented, agile and healthy dancers simulating the convulsed limbs and deranged ravings of the mentally ill.’ 

  2. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘The result, while itself disturbing – at times the dancers recall the yuppie ‘spazzers’ who pretend to be retarded in Lars von Trier’s film The Idiots – has flashes of brilliance, notably the fearlessly bizarre performance of New Zeal… 

  3. Henri Oguike Dance Company in Mixed Bill at Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 7 May

    ‘The concert showed how broad Oguike’s appeal is: this South Bank audience ranged from classical music specialists to cheering teenagers.’ 

  4. Review: Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Graham Watts, Friday 19 May 2006 — Performance: 17-20 May

    The dance theatre of Alain Platel and his collaborators in Les Ballets C de la B is certain to rouse a passionate response. People jeer, or laugh inappropriately, here someone snored loudly during a rare, quiet … Continue Reading

  5. Diversions in Mixed Bill at The Place

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 19 May 2006Performance

    ‘Speech isn’t rare in contemporary dance, but it is unusual to see it mixed with such disciplined moves, as it is here by the national troupe of Wales.’ 

  6. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘The dancers, who have acrobatic, gymnastic and contortionist skills to impress, are committed to the enterprise like troupers. It’s not their fault that Platel’s creation (a Sadler’s Wells co-production) is tiresome, shapeless and adrift, a sc… 

  7. Les Ballets C. de la B. in 'vsprs' at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘Platel’s voyeuristic exercise is, I think, a nose thumbed at the medical conditions it feeds on for popular entertainment.’ 

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