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NEW YORK TIMES May 2019
'Skilfully, Mr. Harbour responds to the scores rhythms and changing moods, pouring out steps and quirky details...The cutest image is the final one: the poised and sprightly Robyn Hendricks lounging on a giant recliner formed by the other dancers' bodies.'
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE May 2019
'The first half of the program irrupted onto the stage of New York's Joyce Theater with Chairman Dances, 11 dancers in a riot of colour and light illuminating a hitherto unexplored side of John Adams' brilliant musical party piece...The final pose is both priceless and perfectly timed.'
FILIGREE AND SHADOW
HOUSTON PRESS February 2018
‘…the curtain opened on the highlight of the evening, the Houston Ballet premiere of Tim Harbour’s Filigree and Shadow. Harbour sets an unrelenting pace and marries it beautifully with the score… it evokes a confrontation in the wild, a killer on the loose, walls closing in, time running out, a heartbeat, Filigree and Shadow is an almost cinematic experience that builds to a frenetic climax.’
THE SATURDAY AGE August 2015
‘Simply outstanding…this is Tim Harbour’s strongest work to date…there is the sense that emotion is being thrust from the body… demonstrates that sound composition and movement can co-exist to create something transcendent.’
THE AUTRALIAN August 2015
‘…an outstandingly polished ensemble’
THE MUSIC August 2015
‘As if channelling last century’s passion for endless progress, the Australian Ballet’s resident choreographer Tim Harbour turns it in on itself with his frenetic and sexy Filigree and Shadow. Darker, more internal and sharp with edges, it’s the more patently psychological of the three. The spontaneous eruption of the auditorium bore testament to its impact.
Having his work sandwiched between two luminaries may well have daunted the man but Harbour emerged triumphant. His vision exudes surety, honesty and playful invention.’
DANCE AUSTRALIA August 2015
‘There is a sense of embattlement in the piece provoked by the coexistence rather than symbioses of score and choreography and this adds to its power.’
SUN HERALD August 2015
‘Filigree and Shadow is an ambitious, multifaceted piece that elevates Harbour to a new level.’
SQUANDER AND GLORY
MICHELLE POTTER.ORG April 2017
‘The highlight of the evening was Tim Harbour’s fabulous new work, Squander and Glory. Not only was Squander and Glory thrilling, and surprising to watch from a choreographic point of view, it was also a wonderful example of how the collaborative elements can add so much to the overall feel and look of a work.’
ENERGETIKSBLOG.COM.AU April 2017
‘Harbour is quite renowned for his innovative and unique choreographic methods…with a track record of phenomenal results for him… it makes a glorious journey to watch.’
AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW March 2017
‘… and what a handsome work it is, on a stage doubled by a mirrored backcloth, and a tall sculpture that changes colour as emotional, choreographic and atmospheric temperatures rise and fall…moments of surprise and inclusion in what appears to swell into a monumental event before our eyes.’
DANCE AUTRALIA March 2017
‘Squander and Glory more than held its own in terms of choreographic inventiveness. This is creative and interesting choreography boasting a wealth of ideas.’
STRAITS TIMES June 2018
‘The highlight of the performance was Tim Harbour’s world premiere of Linea Adora…a mesmerising organic journey evolving into a metaphor of a larger purpose…at first simplistic, it progressed to a vortex of expression. Harbour’s choreography was edgy yet poetic, fuelled by clever movement and complex structural ideas.
STRAITS TIMES November 2016
‘….but it was Tim Harbour’s sensational Another Energy that kicked the evening up a notch. The artists danced in packs to the urgent sounds of John Adams’ Shaker Loops, roving like wild things in shades of light and dark against a simple backdrop evocative of a lunar eclipse. One hopes it remains firmly in SDT’s repertoire as the company continues to discover and refine it.’
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