Our Voices. Review by Julia Pascal. This mixed bill is a curious evening where the separate parts do not form an organic whole. George Balanchine’s 1947 Themes and Variations thrilled the audience who gasped when the curtain rose on tutued dancers.
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Last Night of The Proms 2023. Review by Julia Pascal. It was the presence of the hundreds of blue EU flags which made me realise that the Last Night of the Proms is not just a xeno-fest. It is a testimony to the international element of art and music.
An Anatomy of Melancholy. Review by Julia Pascal. This is one of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre that I have ever seen. The Pit is transformed into a laboratory with audience sitting in a circle watching the interplay between science, art, music, psychiatry and clinical analysis, in a concept that links the writings of Shakespeare’s contemporary, John Burton, with Freud and 2022 explorations into the mind.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Pavel Kolesnikov/Rosas/the Goldberg Variations. Review by Julia Pascal. The effect of the long solo dance, and the symbiosis with Kolesnikov’s delicate performance, stimulates a multitude of responses: intellectual, philosophical, and aesthetic. Or perhaps the work needs no reading at all: it can be experienced just as pure pleasure.
50 of Tel Aviv’s Most Intriguing Streets. The Lives Behind the Names. Text by Miryam Sivan, Photographs by Ziv Koren. Curated by Ellin Yassky. Published by Gefen, Jerusalem & New York. Maror by Lavie Tidhar. Published by Head Zeus. Two book reviews with Israeli themes, by Julia Pascal.
Prom 41 Wednesday 17 August 2022. Review by Julia Pascal. The star of the evening was Behzod Abduraimov in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. If you shut your eyes you might think that four hands were playing the piano not two.
Prom 20. Review by Julia Pascal. The night of the male Modernists opened with a tribute to Harrison Birtwistle’s Sonance Severance 2000, a three minute composition which is as huge in its effect as it is brief in its length.
My Fair Lady. English National Opera. Review by Julia Pascal. My Fair Lady, the musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion is staged at the English National Opera this summer.
Pascal Theatre Company Press Release. Julia Pascal. Pascal Theatre Company is proud to announces a £43,500 award from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund and is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.