Monthly Archives: May 2012

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures – Matthew Bourne: Richmond Theatre, 31 May 2012

On your marks, get set, go This fun selection of three of Matthew Bourne’s earliest works demonstrate that he’d pretty much hit on his winning formula from the off. Present here is the charming pastiche, the heavily stylised characterisations, the … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (What Wild Ecstasy) – Rambert Dance Company: Sadler’s Wells, 15 May 2012

Oh bee-hive yourself With three giant wasps dangling from the roof it was immediately clear that the London premiere of What Wild Ecstasy, Mark Baldwin’s luminous response to L’Après-midi d’un faune, was not going to be your run-of-the-mill contemporary drudge-fest. … Continue reading

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Snow White – Ballet Preljocaj: Sadler’s Wells, 12 May 2012

S’no go The idea of a ballet of Snow White based on the original nasty fairy-tale gathered by the Brothers Grimm is a good one. In this attempt, Patrizia Telleschi packs a mean punch as a latex-clad dominatrix Queen; her … Continue reading

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