Monday, 16 January 2012 – 9 Links

by Ian Macmillan on January 16, 2012

Links today from: RB’s “R&J,” Men in Ballet, Hofesh Shechter, San Francisco Ballet in 2012, reviews and more…..

 

REVIEW:   Royal Ballet
A couple off-stage bring Latin blood and smells to the evergreen ballet classic
Romeo and Juliet
UK, London, Covent Garden
Dancers: Cervera, Hamilton, Hristov, McGorian, McNally, Mendizabal, Nunez, Soares, Whitehead
by Ismene Brown
“While Nuñez is the finer stylist of the two, Soares is one of the most talented stage creatures the Royal Ballet has had for years, and the two of them danced it as if for the last time.”
The Arts Desk

Ballet’s men step out of the shadows
No pointe shoes, more freedom and very big leaps… why men are having a moment
by Judith Mackrell
“”Over the last 100 years, there has been a transformation. Men are no longer just princes – they can be anything.”"
Guardian

REVIEW:   Hofesh Shechter
2 stars
Survivor
UK, London, Barbican
by Richard Fairman
“Given the combined talents of its two creators …… Survivor offers thin pickings for a show that lasts almost an hour and a half.”
Financial Times

San Francisco Ballet plays to its strengths in 2012 season
Interview with Director, Helgi Tomasson
by Mary Ellen Hunt
“”There is no formula,” he says tilting his head back after thinking for a moment, “there is really only gut instinct. I like taking chances on people, on new choreography and choreographers.”"
SF Chronicle

Companion piece:
San Francisco Ballet 2012 season at a glance
Programs 1 – 8
SF Chronicle

REVIEW:   Parsons Dance
Choreographer Parsons tames his wild impulses
Round My World, Swing Shift, A Stray’s Lullaby, Caught
USA, New York, Joyce Theater
Dancers: Bourne, D’Amario, MacDonald, Bloom, Ilisije
by Robert Johnson
“How wild is choreographer David Parsons? When his dancers leap onto the stage of the Joyce Theater, they have a breezy air.”
Newark Star Ledger

REVIEW:   Jennifer Lacey
Trying to Divine the Future Despite a Few Limitations
American Realness Festival: Gattica
USA, New York, Abrons Arts Center
Dancers: Lacey
by Brian Seibert
“Ms. Lacey created it for a festival in Vienna in 2008, but this version seemed perfectly matched to the family reunion, artists-performing-for-artists atmosphere of American Realness.”
New York Times

Sydney Preview: “Beautiful Burnout” 
A melding of dance and drama reveals the beauty and brutality of a much-maligned sport
by Elissa Blake
“…Frantic Assembly’s fighting-fit actors punch, skip, jump and dance through a fiercely aggressive show that lays out the beauty and the horrors of the sport.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Preview: “Beautiful Burnout” 
Dance to music of boxing
by Tim Douglas
“Directors and choreographers Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett bring Lavery’s work to life in a production that blurs the line between movement and method.”
The Australian

 

 

 

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