Brilliant to see the companies we bring getting some good press coverage.
Firstly Batsheva Ensemble made it into Timeout’s BEST DANCE OF 2012 list, here’s what they had to say…
‘A show that’s difficult to separate from its circumstances – the Israeli company were subjected to protests both outside and inside the theatre on the night, and it made for an intense atmosphere – but choreographer Ohad Naharin’s loose-limbed, visceral choreography was moreish, the dancers exceptional and the audience participation joyous.’ Lyndsey Winship
In only a few weeks The Trocks will be arriving in the UK with their own special brand of ballet. They start their tour in Salford at The Lowry, on 29th January. They’ve just finished a run at the Joyce Theatre in NYC and here’s what our very own Financial Times thought:
‘This year’s novelty at Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo – a chunk of the super-macho Soviet curiosity Laurencia – woke me up to the whole gamut of male types that this beloved en travesti troupe parades before us in the course of satirising and celebrating the Russian ballet. Whether as ballerinas or princes, the dancers embody a liberating array of personas – tipped, however, towards the outlier, the outcast, the gay man up to 1974, when the all-male troupe burst on to the scene. The trace of history in the characters makes the Trocks unavoidably touching.’ Apollinaire Scherr