The programme was almost identical to the first night, but, if Iíve read Lynette et alís first night postings correctly (and if I didnít fall asleep last night!), there was a piece missing from the middle section (we had Tagore, Remanso, Lento, and The Four Seasons/Summer, but no Barber Violin Concerto).
A few thoughts to add to whatís already been said:
A Strangerís Taste (Davies): I thought Peter Abegglen and Jenny Tattersall also looked very comfortable with Daviesí style (although according to the programme notes they were also involved in 13 Different Keys, so itís not surprising).
Tagore (Tetley): Greta Hodgkinson has lovely limbs!
Remanso (Duarto): the lighting gives the dancers very strong shadows that are cast towards the audience, which I thought added an interesting element.
Lento (Neumeier): very gymnastic for Darcey in places - plus her red all-in-one of course.
The Four Seasons / Summer (Kudelka): a well-known piece of music (but donít ask me to hum it!). As someone who usually responds more readily to visual stimulus than to audio, I found that with this piece the music came first, because of its familiarity, and the newness of the dancing came second. This was the first time I have felt this when watching dance - a very strange sensation.
Hidden Variables (Page): the usual stuff, although I thought some of the colours were a bit jollier than usual!
As a whole, I thought the pieces were sufficiently different in style to be distinguishable and not merge together, but they werenít so different that any of them jarred (eg there wasnít a "tutu" piece dropped in the middle). I greatly enjoyed the evening.
(I was also going to post some thoughts on the new House but unfortunately donít have time. Hereís a quick tip, though, for anyone who canít figure out how to work the plug in the toilet sink: try poking it with your finger!)
Iím off on holiday now - Merry Christmas to you all!