Reviews

2001

Clippings marked with * are translated.

Giselle

"Margaret Illmann made the romantic magic visible and tangible... Giselle like in the fairy book… Much applause and flowers for the noble guest star…"
(Stelz, Lautlos schwebende Giselle, Die Presse, 11/01)

American way of dancing

"... her star shone even brighter when the ballet in Berlin showed clear signs of a crisis. The audience lay at her feet, the critics made her their darling long time ago… Margaret Illmann has glamour (the ´Vogue´ reported about her) and a wake intelligence… She continuously looks for new challenges. And suddenly, with an cool-headed experts eye, she explains what to do when you meet a shark while diving… And she points out: ´Through difficult experiences you get stronger, as an artist and as a person.` Margaret Illmann expresses tender feelings and sensual awakening in a stunning manner…"
(Sandra Luzina, Der Tagesspiegel, 30.8.01) *

"The fantastic Margaret Illmann floats on stage light as a feather - like the whole evening a glamorously-colorful dream of the neoclassical American dance."
(Andrea Philipi, Berliner Morgenpost, 4.9.2001) *

"Graceful Charm: Margaret Illmann and Ronald Savkovic in a scene of ´Serenade´."
(Lorenz Tomerius, Märkische Oderzeitung, 6.9.01) *

"Margaret Illmann is the new Balletstar in Berlin."
(Christoph Müller, Südwest Presse Ulm, 15.9.01) *

Season-end Gala 2000/2001 Vienna

"At Gala-performances the chaff separates from the wheat: Who makes it their own show and who is faithful to the choreographer ... ? Amongst the bridge-builders was Margaret Illmann ... The way she [with Roberto Bolle in Tschaikowski -Pas de deux] interprets the music, is a pleasure in itself. One is happy that there is a refined ballerina who gives a future to the classical ballet, which is not in the best situation at the moment."
(Andrea Amort, Kurier, 30.6.2001) *

"Gala-Hit: Margaret Illmann, T. Petranovic"
(Karlheinz Roschitz, Kronenzeitung, 30.6.2001) *

"Only with few dance-stars everything is perfect. ... Margaret Illmann is an example of such a dancer, who lets the music carry the soul and the body…"
(Meinhard Rüdenauer, tA-online.at, 1.7.2001) *

"Especially for the Gala... Donlon created... Hansel & Gretel. The short piece ... is tailored to the technical abilities of the Australian Margaret Illmann. With partner Tomislav Petranovic she showed to the "Twist”, how diverse the use of classical pointe-shoe technique can be."
(Ursula Kneiss, Der Standard, 2.7.2001)

"Margaret Illmann and Roberto Bolle showed noble elegance and perfect form..."
(Stelz, Die Presse, 30.6.2001) *