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 Post subject: Re: New DV8 production
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2000 4:07 am 
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Just to show that Clement Crisp isn't just a ballet buff, he admires the new DV8:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The piece is, ultimately, caustic, despairing, and it ends with a man shooting himself. Yet there is such nervous and psychic energy to it, and there is the counter-balance of Newson's oddly generous understanding, that you feel braced rather than saddened. <BR>Performances are everywhere excellent. The production is visually superlative and makes most imaginative use of the set. For everyone concerned, great admiration. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://search.ft.com/search/multi/globalarchive.jsp?docId=000922001719&query=Clement+Crisp&resultsShown=20&resultsToRequest=100" TARGET=_blank> Now read on</A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: New DV8 production
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2000 4:02 am 
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The new DV8 piece doesn't do it for Jann Parry and further down she also reports on her disappointment with Bejart Ballet.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In this rambling piece, Newson hasn't earned the right to go too far. He has also trespassed into Pina Bausch territory, which he can't afford to do if DV8 is to preserve its reputation for originality. Perhaps he should have waited until the Olympics fired his imagination - or indignation - before creating a piece about perfection.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,372226,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Now read on</B></A><P>David Dougill does find it worthwhile, especially the remarkable David toole who is gaining the respect he has deserved for so long. Of the rest, he says:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In and around, there is an irrepressible Scots twerp (Eddie Kay) whose dancing style is based on head-butting; a nice send-up of the pop world from a Diana Ross impressionist (Paul Capsis); some eerily beautiful singing from Francois Testory; a delightful impersonation of high-stepping dogs on leashes; and a surprisingly adaptable running motif of hoop-twirling. The spectacle is good value as entertainment, but compared to Newson's previous work, coherence is not its top quality.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Further down, Bahai Ballet gets the thumbs down,<P><A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/00/09/24/sticuldnc02002.html" TARGET=_blank> Now read on</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited September 24, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: New DV8 production
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2000 12:57 am 
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Jenny Gilbert reviews DV8 and Bejart<BR> <A HREF="http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/Dance/Reviews/2000-09/dancerev240900.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.independent.co.uk/enjoyment/Theatre/<BR>Dance/Reviews/2000-09/dancerev240900.shtml</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited September 30, 2000).]


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