Kirsty Hopkins: great reviews for tour with Rambert Dance Company
Kirsty Hopkins has been performing on stage with the Rambert Dance Company in their tour of Labyrinth of Love – look out for further performances in the spring.
“…wittily sung by onstage soprano Kirsty Hopkins” Sunday Telegraph
“The first piece Labyrinth of Love, narrated beautifully by soloist Kirsty Hopkins, showed her walking though seven different worlds of poetry experiencing a wide range of emotions and sensations” The Good Review
“The music, by Michael Daugherty, sounds like the 20th century put in a musical mixer and strained to a fine sauce (very tasty). Clear-voiced soprano Kirsty Hopkins weaves among the dancers singing lines from love poems” London Evening Standard
“Michael Daugherty’s music is soaring, melodic and brash by turns while Kirsty Hopkins’ beautiful soprano cleverly incorporated into both the music and the dance”Whatsonstage.com
“…the London premiere of Marguerite Donlon’s outstanding Labyrinth Of Love…Michael Daugherty’s music, which has a nod to The Rite Of Spring, is a springboard for the dancers and the peripatetic soprano (Kirsty Hopkins) who interacts with them.” Daily Express
“This work is so much more than a sum of all its parts. There’s imaginative choreography from Marguerite Donlon, a beautiful score from Michael Daugherty beautifully delivered by soprano Kirsty Hopkins and a visual landscape from Mat Collishaw whose images of Nature are projected on a wall of screens. This is the labyrinth of love and we can lose ourselves in the music, the movement and emotional and elemental moment. This was a wonderful piece that still resonates with me – full of energy and imagery” Western Morning Star
“Soprano Kirsty Hopkins, placed on stage, sang the emotive poetic lines warmly” BachTrack.com
“The score was led by Soprano Kirsty Hopkins, masterfully singing various poems, who provided a constant female presence on stage – interacting and influencing the men throughout” Davetriesballet.com
“The poems, which span 2,000 years and range from Sappho to Emily Dickinson to Elizabeth Taylor, are sung delightfully by soprano Kirsty Hopkins who wanders among the dancers.” ThisisBath.co.uk
Photo credit: zxDaveM, courtesy of DanceTabs
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