The piece for 21 dancers sweeps us along (…) in moments of grace (…)
Marie-Eve Barbier, La Provence – March 2015
Le Corps du Ballet National de Marseille is a strong, convincing and intense work (…) The demanding, precisely written choreography says a lot without spreading the very genuine virtuosity too thinly however. Taken in isolation, the dancers are as expressive and intense as the unique corps they make up, incorporating their personalities without blending them.
Antoine Pateffoz, La Marseillaise – March 2015
Le Corps du Ballet is a lavish and original work with complex gestures, magnificently performed by its dancers at a hellish pace and with dazzling visual beauty.
Jean Barak, Envrak – March 2015
The Ballet National de Marseille’s new directors are offering the ballet a major piece containing echoes of a manifesto. (…) Better still, they have succeeded in touching on our time and stirring up a few basic questions in the art of choreography with a resonance that goes far beyond the quays of the Old Port. (…) Twenty-one dancers perform the work in a defence and illustration of the potential of their training. The length and breadth of it is exposed freely and without hesitation, featuring a voluptuous range of lines, figures, motifs and tableaux to the point of dizziness. Demi-pointes and arms are offered. Unisons and bravura pieces. It is constructed, definite, technically demanding. (…) and all performed to huge cheers. Thoroughly deserved too.
Gérard Mayen, Danser Canal Historique – March 2015