Dutch National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Londonmore...
by CLEMENT CRISP for the Financial Times
published: November 9, 2006
But there can be only the most chauvinistic excuses for showing us Rudi van Dantzig’s realisation of Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, an exercise soggy with weltschmerz, redeemed only by the presence of Larissa Lezhnina, whom I recall as a wonderful young star of the Kirov Ballet.
Dutch National Balletmore...
by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian
published: November 10, 2006
Dutch National Ballet return to London after an absence of five years and with a company of dancers who are still some of the most interesting on the ballet stage. In two of the four works they perform, however, they are fighting a losing battle with their music.
Dutch romance falls flatmore...
by ISMENE BROWN for the Daily Telegraph
published: November 11, 2006
The Dutch company has a long-standing reputation for killer technical clarity and forward mentality, but it does not look up to snuff in this programme. The evening is recommendable for its music-making by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and for two of the four ballets, the ones by Hans van Manen and William Forsythe; but these are underperformed, and the mediocrity of the other two looks like a factor in the rot.