The Four Seasons/Prodigal Son/The Upper Room
By Pat Ashworth for The Stage
What a magnificent triple bill from BRB. There are some exquisite moments in Hind’s fresh and teasing choreography for the Four Seasons, expressed in the crouching and stretching of tennis playing, the balance and control of the diving board, the seamless sequencing of gymnastics movement and the intensity of speed skating. Summer is perhaps the most stunning and expressive of the four, the fluent movement simulating the presence of water in every concentrated stroke.
Then comes Prodigal Son, danced with passion by Robert Parker. The son’s humiliation is a spectator sport in the place where he fetches up. click formore
***************************** BRB does the triple with flair
By David Dougill for The Sunday Times
At Birmingham Hippodrome, David Bintley has launched a director’s appeal for funds to keep up Birmingham Royal Ballet’s record in creating new work, and supporters have been handing him their cheques. The latest triple bill (in Plymouth this week) did include a premiere: The Four Seasons (to Vivaldi) by Oliver Hindle.
He is adept at elegant, lively and musical dances, and his theme is a novel one: sport. Spring is a tennis match rendered as neoclassical ballet. click formore