Rhapsody/ Sensorium/ 'Still life' at the Penguin Cafe, the Royal Ballet - reviewed on 23rd March
Sensorium is less impressive. Alistair Marriott’s choreography plays with the body’s ability to contort itself into uncomfortable poses with high leg extensions. Implying a watery theme, dancers perform in simple leotards of pale blue and yellow and ripple their spines like waves. The main roles were executed with considerable strength and athleticism by Leanne Benjamin, Thomas Whitehead, Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather. But even their beautiful shapes do not compensate for the laborious and repetitive overall nature of the piece.