Reviews of Nuno Silva’s A Darker Shade of Fado have praised the performances, music and production
“evocative, thrilling, and moving … a must see if you are a dance lover.” Everything Theatre
“a highly atmospheric piece” Londondance.com
“an evening of passionate, dramatic dance and music” Left Lion
“a talented singer of fado … his voice as strong and as mobile as his body” Londondance.com
“Silva’s fado singing was clear and cutting – and impressive considering the energy that he was exerting” Left Lion
“What made me sit up was when Mr. Silva started to sing. At first I thought he was lip-syncing, but quickly realised that it was his voice I was hearing. It was haunting, and it actually made my skin tingle! More impressive was the fact that he wasn’t even out of breath after his intense dance performance.” Kaely Monahan, Everything Theatre.
“Stephanie Dufresne excels when she struts on stage as her sexy, sultry alter-ego; her entrance … could make a priest smash a stained-glass window” Dancing Review
“the grace of Dufresne’s movements combined with Silva’s dark strength made for gripping viewing” Left Lion
“The traditional fado music was blended and remoulded into something new: sometimes dark and sinister, sometimes light and playful.” Everything Theatre
“deftly soundtracked by the live music engineered on stage by Sabio Janiak” Left Lion
“ It was evocative, thrilling, and moving. The traditional fado music was blended and remoulded into something new: sometimes dark and sinister, sometimes light and playful.” Kaely Monahan, Everything Theatre.
“The lighting for the show could have been considered an extra player it was that integral to the performance.” Ali Emm, Left Lion