Press Reviews for “Punch Drunk”
Dance Europe, 1 May 2005
This delicious and melancholic plunge into the impulses behind theatrical artifice is the most engaging and emotionally truest work by Vincent and her collaborators that I’ve seen.
Virtual Brighton Magazine, 21 March 2005
Silence; Vincent Dance Theatre’s Punch Drunk starts in silence. Patrycja Kujawska stands poised before a curtain draped opening, her ivory gown and feathered hat assign grandeur to a growing sense of vulnerability.
Kulturflash, 16 March 2005
Punch Drunk flows beautifully but shuns any attempt at linear development. Perfect!
Manchester Online, 1 February 2005
The Sheffield- based, internationally-acclaimed Vincent Dance Theatre celebrates its tenth birthday with this darkly humorous journey into shadowy world of vaudeville and burlesque.
Sunday Herald, 21 November 2004
Punch Drunk, by Sheffield’s Vincent Dance theatre, is a piece about faded grandeur and past-it entertainers.
The set for Punch Drunk could serve as a background for a significant painting, perhaps a forgotten Lautrec. What we see is the backstage area of a disused theatre.
The Herald, 15 November 2004
It’s a fierce, dark, yet edgily- funny production from a multi-talented, multi-national company celebrating 10 successful years of the show going on, regardless.
The Scotsman, 15 November 2004
The fading grandeur of vaudeville and burlesque forms the backdrops of Vincent Dance Theatre’s tenth anniversary show. Aerial artistes, slapstick clowns, fishnet- wearing strippers- they’re all here, hanging on by their fingernails to a profession in decline.
Edinburgh Guide.com, 13 November 2004
Coming to Edinburgh for the first time Vincent dance Theatre’s Punch Drunk left the audience buzzing with delight and hoping they’ll return soon.
The British Theatre Guide, 1 November 2004
It’s joyful, goofy, no-holds-barred bonanza of gags, giggles and slapstick comedy. It’s also sombre, dark, and disturbing. Welcome to the backstage, morning- after, hungover world of Punch Drunk. An evening of vignettes ranging from the beautiful to the bitter, Punch Drunk fuses theatre and dance in a reeling romp through a landscape of cabaret comedy.