press reviews

A selection of press and audience comments about Ballet in Small Spaces productions

Inside Out and Commedia 2011

“I saw this at the Cornerstone. The ballet is beautiful and immensely enjoyable. The music’s a delight.... The costumes are a knock-out. Ballet In Small Spaces was Critic’s Choice in the Financial Times last weekend. No wonder.”

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A review on the Alan Bush Music Trust website:

Dante in the Chapel 2010

Read Barbara Berrington’s response here:

DEC 2010

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Solos Project 2009

“Diverse, fascinating, Great use of light.  Each performance unique.  Loved it!  Would like to watch it all over again.”

“… such a sensitive programme; clearly stretching individual and talented artists…”

“I felt as if I had been in a dark room, when a ray of light lit up a stained glass window.  It was a lovely evening.  Not like anything else I’d been to.  I’ll think differently about dance from now on.”

Read reviews in the Oxford Times and Oxford Daily Info.
Read student reviews from the Dance Writers of the Future project here

Solos Project 2008

“…one of the most exciting, diverse, interesting and high quality dance productions Oxford has seen…”

Read reviews in the Oxford Times and Oxford Daily Info

 Dance and Music Showcase 2005

“one of the most inspiring and thought-provoking nights I’ve seen in ages…”

Read Bruce Marriott’s review for Magazine

Long Hot Summer

Originally a finalist in the 1992 Madrid Choreographic Competition and subsequently performed in the UK by VOLTaire , Long Hot Summer entered the repertoire of Ballet in Small Spaces in March 2007.

…an inner logic that communicates itself satisfyingly… her spare Cunninghamesque choreography has an interesting subtlety… compelling patterns and motifs… a rich variety of mood”   Nadine Meisner, The Times