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Whilst the ROH was resounding with the noise (as some say) of a new McGregor piece, Sadler's Wells was filled last night with a fine performance of Haydn's ever colourful The Creation, providing the motive force for Mark Baldwin's contemporary work for Rambert. This had been premiered at Garsington Opera back in the summer, using the same Gothic tracery screen, behind which sat an orchestra and chorus (the BBC Singers), with conductor (Paul Hoskins) and soloists visible in arched openings. So, on that foundation, and with Sarah Tynan, James Gilchrist and Neal Davie in front, the music was never less than assured. For his choreography, Mark Baldwin had elected to "go beyond pure interpretation and into the realm of pure dance." To my mind, he succeeded only in part, and I'm left uncertain whether contemporary movement is enough to sustain a work of this length - and there were moments when some very odd poses were being struck, surely of some significance to him, but rather lost on me. But, on the whole, it was worth seeing - and certainly worth hearing - and it clearly went down well with the audience.