Rupert Christiansen

A triumph: Nederlands Dans Theater 1, at Sadler’s Wells, reviewed

A typically strong programme that includes a wise, light-footed new work about environmental collapse from Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite and Simon McBurney's deceptively simple Figures in Extinction [1.0]. [Image: © Rahi Rezvani]

Yes, yes, I know. You’ve had your fill of David Attenborough’s jeremiads, you’ve heard enough already about climate change catastrophe. You’ve got the message, ordered the electric car and solar panels: now can we talk for a moment about something less unthinkably apocalyptic?

The point is as much to celebrate the grace and beauty of these phenomena as to mourn their passing

But the quiet triumph of Figures in Extinction [1.0]

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