Opera & Dance652 entries

Chroma / Tryst / Symphony in C

Opens: 22/05/2010 Closes: 11/06/2010 Royal Opera House, London
Orchestral versions of songs by Jack White accompany Wayne McGregor’s award-winning Chroma, one of the dances in this thrilling triple bill. Christopher Wheeldon’s series of ‘dance sculptures’, Tryst, has a Scottish love poem at its heart, and Balanchine’s gorgeous, Bizet-scored Symphony in C is a 1940s classic. For more information visit: http://www.roh.org.uk/whatson/production.aspx?pid=11297 Buy: http://www.roh.org.uk/booknow/calendar.aspx
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The Independent“An exuberant ending to a lively triple bill...” If Tryst can't quite fill its music, Balanchine's glorious Symphony in C finds infinite variety within its classical frame. Each movement of Bizet's score has a new ballerina. Sarah Lamb's delicate musical timing lights up the first movement...
 
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Guardian“Tryst pushes its dancers into fraught terrain...” Chroma's flaring extremities of line, its darting, slithering, whiplash intensities, have become second nature to the company, and Saturday's cast ditched for good the stereotype that the Royal dance safe and small...
 
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Financial Times“Splendid performances variously from Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez...” Ironically, the closing work in this programme, Balanchine’s Symphony in C, is the most dazzling reminder of how ballet as a language can ennoble the human frame...
 
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Evening Standard“Chroma's innovative appeal endures...” Next to the dramatic variegation of Chroma and Symphony, Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst looks monotonal, although James Macmillan’s score remains fascinating. It was good to see him conduct his own composition. Still, two out of three isn’t bad..
 
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The Telegraph“Chroma gets more exciting, absorbing and dowright dazzling...” Sandwiched between these two masterclasses in creative focus, Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst, from 2002, seems a work unsure of itself. It has its moments...
 
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The Telegraph“Chroma gets more exciting, absorbing and dowright dazzling...” Sandwiched between these two masterclasses in creative focus, Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst, from 2002, seems a work unsure of itself. It has its moments...
 
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The Stage“Chroma has maximum impact, viscerally attacking our senses...” Begins with cutting-edge modernity and culminates with sublime classical ballet. McGregor’s Chroma is simply breathtaking...
 
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