public forum
home forum magazine gallery links about faq courtesy
It is currently Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:26 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Footloose
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 1999 11:01 pm
Posts: 19975
Location: London, England; Tallinn, Estonia
Sounds fun:

Footloose
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
By Roger Malone fo The Stage

The story may be simple - Chicago kid hits small town mentality head on in a showdown over the right to dance - but the delivery of this fast-paced drama is nothing less than dynamic.

From the pulsing opening beat to the high voltage finale this company is a power keg of energy.

click for more

<small>[ 14 February 2004, 02:53 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Footloose
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Posts: 6778
Location: Estonia
Quote:
A jive of young activity: Footloose

By MARK FISHER
The Scotland Herald
April 08 2004

To drive home the point, it's time for the UK premiere of the stage version of the 1984 Kevin Bacon film that brought us songs such as Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear it for the Boy, Almost Paradise, and Footloose itself.
more


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Footloose
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Posts: 6778
Location: Estonia
Quote:
Show finds feet to cut loose with big finale

By THOM DIBDIN
The Edinburgh Evening News
April 6, 2004

To be fair to the cast, the problem is really the irony of setting a show about dancing in a town where dancing is banned. Even the appearance of a hunky male troupe in Village People style outfits during the fantasy sequence of Holding Out For A Hero merely raises the temperature, not the tempo.
more


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Footloose
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Posts: 6778
Location: Estonia
Quote:
Dance yourself better

By JOYCE McMILLAN
The Scotsman
April 7, 2004

The only difficulty is to make this strange story credible in late 20th century terms; and it’s a tribute both to the original creative team, and to Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, who adapted the movie for this smash-hit stage version, that they drum up enough dramatic invention and psychological insight to make a real success of it, a rich combination of roaring teenage energy, sparky dance-sequences, and touching emotional realism.
more


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Posts: 6778
Location: Estonia
Quote:
'Footloose' will pull you off your knees
by HEDY WEISS for the Chicago Sun-Times

Director-choreographer David H. Bell's hugely appealing revival, which opened Wednesday night at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre, goes a long way toward unlocking the secret of the show and making it work. For while Broadway's impulse tends to be to tart things up, Bell demonstrates that "Footloose" can only really work if it is every bit as much about forging intense dramatic relationships as it is about doing the devil's work and dancing up a storm.

published: September 23, 2005
more...


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:01 pm
Posts: 6778
Location: Estonia
Quote:
Footloose
by BRIAN LOGAN for the Guardian

In Karen Bruce's production, the dialogue could be communicated by semaphore. And the resolution is pure schmaltz. But what schmaltz! Footloose's belief in letting go of sorrow and facing the future is uplifting, especially when related by likable young hoofers flinging one another around a stage. If I'd had a Stetson, I'd have hurled it in the air.

published: April 19, 2006
more...


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


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:  
cron
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