public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:14 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Strictly Ballroom Dancing
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 19975
Location: London, England; Tallinn, Estonia
Strictly Ballroom Dancing
By Donald Hutera for The Times


As someone for whom television’s Strictly Come Dancing or Strictly Dance Fever means next to nothing, I may have been in a minority at the first performance of Strictly Ballroom Dancing. Choreographed by Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke, the headliners of Strictly Come Dancing, the director Alan Harding’s show is touring heavily in the UK until the end of November. It is, like the bulk of boob tube fodder, a diversion aimed squarely at the undemanding masses. Accept it on that level, and it delivers exactly what it says on the tin.

click for more


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 19975
Location: London, England; Tallinn, Estonia
Strictly Ballroom Dancing
By Sylvia Boerner for Dancing Times

This two and a quarter hour long spectacular is made up of a combination of dance and/or singing numbers connected by some short and some rather long pre-scripted chit chats between hosts Lionel Blair and Jane McDonald trying to evoke some sort of audience involvement — emphasis is on “trying”. I found it staged and unfunny.

The choreography by Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, who came to fame through BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and who have become household names since, is fluent and inventive throughout, combining solo couples with group interaction.

click for more


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
The messages in this forum are posted by members of the general public and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of CriticalDance or its staff.
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group