On Friday choreographer Frauke Requardt and director Daniel Kramer’s dance-theatre portrait of composer Mussorgsky was performed at Sadler’s Wells. The nightmare of a man’s chaotic troubled life increasingly fueled by vodka, unfolds through memories that take the audience on a harrowing journey back to his childhood and his ultimate self destruction follows.
Over the last few years I have drawn some of the dancers when they danced with the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs and they were as fabulous in this production as they were then. The choreography is beautiful and strong and I admit to willing the acting to hurry so I could see and draw more movement.
Pictures from an Exhibition, Sadler’s Wells, 23/4/2010