Magazine article Musical Opinion

Rambert Dance Company at the Wells

Magazine article Musical Opinion

Rambert Dance Company at the Wells

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The Rambert Dance Company, which I saw at Sadler's Wells on 14 November, is so strong and such a fine group of dancers that over the last few years it has been a constant pleasure to watch them perform. The strength and technique of the company has in no way diminished; they are a superb group, but the works they were performing were a pretty dismal selection and I felt frustrated that dancers of such quality were required to give so much to so little.

Divine Influence, which opened the programme, was choreographed by Martin Joyce to the final movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and was followed by Cameron McMillan's Verge. These two were unremarkable but left me with a feeling of optimism that the evening would get better.

Because the company is celebrating its 80th Anniversary they delved into the archive and came up with Andrée Howards Lady into Fox, originally staged in 1939. …

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