Edinburgh Festivals: Sylvie Guillem — Life In Dance

 
I can’t stay I was to knocked over by this. Perhaps four pieces, that were quite demanding on the audience (not to mention the dancers!) was a bit to much for me. But it was clear this was world class dancing. What struck me was how self effacing Guillem was: it really was not about her. It was about the dance. Even the final section (‘Bye’ chor. Mats Ek) – which was very moving and delightful – which could be read as extremely autobiographical, could supply to any dancer. It just happened to be Guillem who was dancing it.
 
The music for ‘Bye’ was Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111. Extraordinary peice of music – dazzlingly modern, almost jazz age.
 

 

Photo: The Independent

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