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The idea's simple take the music of the greatest rock band of all time, The Rolling Stones; blend with extraordinary energy and genius of the legendary Danish choreographer Peter Schaufuss and his dance company, and drop the resulting delicacy into one of the West End's most charming and intimate theatres: the Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue.
30 August 2007
A balletic dance concert, a “dancical” (a dance musical – get it?) if you will. Original music by rock legends the Rolling Stones. Now those two genres, ballet and rock, whilst both appealing in their own individual rights, are not often seen hand-in-hand with each other, are they? Some might say there’s a jolly good reason for that. Peter Schaufuss, the Danish choreographer of Satisfaction at the Apollo, would disagree.
His latest dance piece to hit London, Satisfaction, is having a very short 11-day West End run and promises to deliver “sex, dance and rock ‘n’ roll”. Arguably, it only really gives the audience one of the three, but it at least makes a spirited attempt at the other two. The “rock ‘n’ roll” is provided by what seems like a Rolling Stones Greatest Hits parade, with “Sympathy for the Devil”, “Time Is on My Side”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Wild Horses” and “Streets of Love” amongst the classics blared ou...
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Gareth James - 8 September 2007:
I feel really sorry for these dancers, having to perform for 2 weeks in the worst choreographed piece I have ever seen. Not a patch on Moving Out, less intersting than 3 minutes of Mark Morris or Matthew Bourne and a complete waste of energy - I resent every pound I spent on my half-price ticket. How on earth can you produce such a dull evening with good dancers and Rolling Stones music?!...