ENTER ACHILLES

Critical Opinions


1995 / 97 / 98

 

"At a time when so much contemporary dance in Britain seems to have hit a dead end, it's heartening to find DV8 blazing a fresh, dangerous trail and taking a large, enthusiastic audience with it."
The Observer

 

"Newson...finds a rich seam of choreographic gold which he fashions into breathtakingly complex movement sequences. There are brilliant flashes of surreal humour - and pathos too... The issues are both complex and timely; the cast is superb; the show is unmissable."
The Scotsman

"...dramatic coherence, human integrity, irresistible visual power, were all there in the most outstanding work I have seen all year."
The Daily Telegraph

"(Enter Achilles) is more than dance, it is a fascinating piece of theatre, brilliantly staged and performed."
The Sunday Telegraph

"Newson builds the fun on a knife-edge of tension...humour with menace, exuberance with violence, and a view of sex that falls somewhere in that span."
The Sunday Times

"...a blisteringly funny and unsettling study of everyday maleness ...... It's a work that takes the breathe away..."
Glasgow Herald

"The energy (Enter Achilles) harnesses, and the breathtaking movements which harmonise and then contradict each other, are staggering. DV8's brilliant performance sweeps its audience along with it...Now I know why this show is a sell-out."
Oxford Mail

REVIEWS

1995 / 97 / 98

The Observer
Keith Watson | 10th September 1995

The Times
Nadine Meisner | 13th September 1995 | preview

The Guardian
Judith Mackrell | 22nd September 1995

The Observer
Rupert Christiansen | 24th September 1995

The Sunday Times
David Dougill | 24th September 1995

The Daily Telegraph
Ismene Brown | 25th September 1995

Oxford Mail
Helen Peacocke | 9th October 1995 | preview

The Independent
Sophie Constanti | 12th October 1995

The Scotsman
Chris Bowen | 16th October 1995

The Times
Nadine Meisner | 16th October 1995

The Scotsman
Christopher Bowen | 19th October 1995 | preview

Dancing Times
Zoë Anderson | November 1995

Dance Europe
Lloyd Newson | February/March 1996