Archive - February 2016

Reviews

Royal Ballet – Giselle – London

★★★★✰ Lamb's mad scene is all the more effective by starting as though she’s a broken porcelain doll, uncomprehending. She retreats into her herself in disbelief at Albrecht’s treachery.

Reviews

Vicente Amigo – In Concert – London

★★★★✰ Flamenco Festival London 2016 (at Sadler's Wells) took a little diversion away from dance with guitarist Vicente Amigo presenting a night of his work. And OK, yes, there was some dance! Graham Watts reports...

Reviews

Hubert Essakow – Terra – London

First some housekeeping: I saw the first night of "Terra", which was a preview - the press night is the third performance (25 February). So see this as impressions of the show, and when I see "Terra" again, towards the end of the run, I'll update.

Interviews

Kim Brandstrup – Choreographer

It's a busy time for Kim Brandstrup with premieres at Rambert, New York City Ballet and, later in spring, a full-evening work for Royal Danish Ballet. Jann Parry interviews one of the most thoughtful and reflective of choreographers...

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Tara D’Arquian – Quests – London

★★★✰✰ The action is arranged around a meta-narrative: the emotional breakdown of the trilogy’s fictitious stage director (Marc Stevenson) as he tries to write its first piece while dealing with the aftermath of his wife’s murder.

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