Reviews

  1. 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.’ 

  2. 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… 

  3. 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.’ 

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

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 19 May 2006Performance 17-20 May

    ‘This production has been advertised as tackling the two great themes of religion and madness, yet beyond the quiveringly dysfunctional moves Platel has orchestrated for his dancers and the devotional inspiration of Cassol’s score, it has nothing to say on… 

  5. Review: Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 18 May 2006 — Performance: 15 May-3 Jun

    Nothing does nostalgia better than ballet and it has no shortage of opportunity for sentimental reflection: this coincidence of three major anniversaries (75 years since the company started; 60 since it became p… Continue Reading

  6. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 17 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘Laura Morera, Lauren Cuthbertson and Marianela Nunez were crisply witty and luscious Fairies, while Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg made you believe in the divine right of ballet royalty.’  

  7. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 17 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘This new production is an enchanting fairytale fantasy, a shining beacon for classicism that restores Beauty to its rightful place at the heart of the repertoire.’  

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