The RADC have just appeared at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford. The two evenings (March 9th and 10th) consisted of Fever, Sudden Exit and Roughcut.
I am wondering if anyone else has seen this company perform during their current Spring tour. I was looking forward to seeing this group for the first time, given some feedback by friends and reading reviews, but came away very disappointed with what I saw.
The first piece entitled 'Fever' displayed no such symptoms, 'Sudden Exit' showed none and 'Roughcut', well, I am not sure but I wish I had seen it danced by Rambert, for whom it was created.
I found the choreography repetitive and felt I was watching the same thing to three different scores...The dancers are all quite new to the company and perhaps have not absorbed the choreography yet. I felt I was watching a class, no emotion or the occasional smile, no particular interpretation of the steps, very empty.
Am I missing something here? I would appreciate hearing what others think.