Review of Swan Lake in the Telegraph.
The loudest buzz over the scrappy dance programme at this year's Edinburgh Festival surrounds the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Jan Fabre's new revision of Swan Lake for them. MORE
And of Boris Chamatz and Emio Greco.
Boris Charmatz is as charming as his name. Whether he is a dancer, or choreographer, or installationist, or compere, who knows - and who cares, if they've surrendered to the elvish personality of his work. MORE
And of Swan Lake and Emio Greco in The Times.
DEATH stalks Jan Fabre’s production of the world’s best-loved ballet. Commissioned by the Royal Ballet of Flanders, this hugely curious, metaphor-laden staging of Swan Lake by the avant-garde Flemish artist, writer and director has not been fashioned for those with a passion for romantic grandeur. You could call it a cold-blooded act of aesthetic murder. MORE
CONVENTIONAL displays of dance skill have no place in the work of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Not that the audience at the sole Edinburgh showing of Rimasto Orfano, the second Greco/Scholten collaboration at this year’s festival, didn’t witness some arresting movement MORE
And of Swan Lake in the Independent.
Films of an owl winking are shown repeatedly in Jan Fabre's production ofSwan Lake for the Royal Ballet of Flanders. A hint, could that be, not to take it too seriously, because this is by far the silliestSwan Lake I ever saw MORE
And in The Guardian.
Performance artist Jan Fabre is the latest director to fish for fresh magic in the waters of Swan Lake. But intriguing as his commission may sound, the tangle of theories, images and lost causes that Fabre dredges up from the ballet's depths fails to challenge the potency of the original. MORE
And also Greco's second piece Rimisto Orfano.
Even before the audience are settled, the runway of lights upstage and the single dangling bulb create a sense of anticipation for Rimasto Orfano (Abandoned Orphan). In contrast to Emio Greco's stark black and white Conjunto di Nero, Rimasto Orfano is grey - a soft, signet grey. Deeply reflective, this tone is created by the lighting style perfected by Greco and his creative partner Pieter C Scholten. MORE
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