sat 24/08/2019

Bern:Ballett, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House | reviews, news & interviews

Bern:Ballett, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

Bern:Ballett, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House

Form and content slug it out: nobody's a winner, though

'Clara', choreographed by Cathy MarstonAll photos: Philipp Zinniker

Being a choreographer is harder than it looks. Steps, movement, are just the beginning. On top of that you need to have a sense of theatricality, and then, even more, you need to be able to convey your ideas, through movement alone, to the audience. On these counts, Bern:Ballett’s visit to the Linbury fails to make the grade.

What, apart from “the world is a nasty place”, the piece was supposed to represent, never becomes apparent

Share this article

Add comment

Subscribe to

Thank you for continuing to read our work on For unlimited access to every article in its entirety, including our archive of more than 10,000 pieces, we're asking for £3.95 per month or £30 per year. We feel it's a very good deal, and hope you do too.

To take an annual subscription now simply click here.

And if you're looking for that extra gift for a friend or family member, why not treat them to a gift subscription?


Get a weekly digest of our critical highlights in your inbox each Thursday!

Simply enter your email address in the box below

View previous newsletters