there is Drew McOnie's astounding and meaningful choreography. He has taken on board the occupations of these whalers and labourers and his dance is full of muscular exertion and hard work, amazing leaps and jaw dropping pirouettes. The women haul laundry baskets but dance in pairs with the men controlling them. The men dance earthily to "Blow High, Blow Low" with water droplets thrown over each other, and picked up by the lights in an image I shall never forget.
Timothy Sheader's production at the Open Air in Regent's Park is exciting, brilliantly sung and choreographed and, best of all, unbounded by walls. On a fine summer's evening, the cast join us progressing through the audience and immediately I felt we were witnessing a joyous sect of enthusiastic and inspired youth. They are magnetic so that you want to be part of them. They make their way down to the stage dominated by a 35 foot cross on the playing area.