The beauty of the way in which the space was continually being reconfigured by the mass in response to the flow of energy was quite simply fascinating. [...] A stimulating combination of great quality and uniqueness.
An abundance of everything, leaving the corps de ballet exposed and exhausted, flows out from the theatre and sets the audience ablaze. Extremalism to the very end.
Extreme? Well, the sheer number of dancers is for Greco and Scholten. They needed to be bound together in an exercise that returns to the fundamentals of any company: consensus, cohesion and confidence. And perhaps most important of all is that it worked in a demonstration of perfect homogeneity.
Danser Canal Historique
Opening the festival [Montpellier Danse 2015], the Ballet National de Marseille and its new duo of directors charmed local audiences. Extremalism is a clever piece that combines large ensembles [...] and a wonderful set design.