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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

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