‘As CandoCo mark their 15th anniversary, the company deserve to be celebrated not only for giving huge opportunities to mixed-ability dancers, but for their determination to be judged by same standards as any other company.’
‘Where Davies’ recent pieces have seemed increasingly cerebral, this hour-long rumination is taut with evocative incident, glinting with life’
‘To me, its hardline puritanism spoke of a dissociation from a wider audience in favour of a private conversation with a like-minded few.’
As with those other Colker affairs, there is minimal and predictable movement, no development or emotional force to the action (or rather, inaction), witless costuming and an exasperating accompaniment.
‘Dear Sue Davies: I have watched and admired your work from the very first. Now, here you are in a ravishing place that is tribute to your gifts, to your beautiful dances, and to your grace of spirit. You have my vast gratitude and my vast affection.’
‘What I didn’t get from In Plain Clothes was much emotional involvement.’
‘Intense and intelligent, meticulous and beautiful, it’s a privilege to be able to watch these performances so closely.’