[This] old 1950s musical by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds is a feast of joie de vivre and absurdity.
Monthly Archives: November 2009
This sparkling production by Francesca Zambello has lovely set designs … includes serious ballet work, some electrifying Cossack dances and acrobatics …
They did brilliantly well, and how they managed the multiple costume changes, lord alone knows.
In Cocteau’s 1934 play La machine infernale the Sphinx challenges her own destiny. Weary of immortality she desires love and freedom, and takes the guise of a young woman.
it’s rather remarkable to turn into dance a story about a man who is good with words, but I think Bintley has succeeded.
Quantum Leaps, Birmingham Royal Ballet, BRB at Sadler’s Wells, November 2009 — Powder, E=mc2, and The Centre and its OppositePosted on 11 November 2009
E = mc2, was the main focus of the evening for me … a new work by artistic director David Bintley, in four movements
… this opera was brilliantly performed. And it shows the Met to be setting a template for opera performance that puts into a shadow some of the more confusing and hyper-intellectual nonsense that one occasionally meets.
Clive Bayley sang an autistic and threatening Bluebeard, with Michaela Martens as a powerful Judith.
The choreography [of Limen] fitted very well with the lovely music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho