From The Guardian.
Michael Keegan-Dolan's new work, co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and the Dublin Theatre festival, owes its title and its basic plotline to Théophile Gautier's classic romantic ballet. But everything else about the work is brazenly and triumphantly new: Philip Feeney's electronic score, the almost all male casting, the stripped-back precision of Sophie Charalambous and Adam Silverman's designs, the renovation of storytelling through a layering of spoken dialogue and movement. All these combine to create a work of narrative originality and technical achievement that challenges and extends the definitions of all the words with which it is necessary to describe it: "Irish", "dance" and "theatre." MORE