Thomas J. Baylis
Press & Reviews.
'Claire McCue, the winner of last year’s composition competition, provided Baylis with a soprano (Victoria Atkinson) whose soaring delivery of short texts – from Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson and T.S. Eliot – swooped over the melodic bedrock of strings, piano and clarinet. With a dancer (Lucy Ireland) in an identical green frock, Baylis choreographed a relationship that sustained on different levels: friendship and rivalry? body and soul? Four girls in pale pastel shades – all BA Modern Ballet students – were the playmates that Ireland never quite belonged to, as Baylis offset the dark energies of McCue’s score with a clean, classic elegance of his own... Game? had a finished, polished feel to it'
Mary Brennan Herald Scotland 23.06.16
My shrinking life
'Thomas J Baylis’ dance to Bobby Vinton’s ‘60s song, Mr. Lonely, in a sparkling red dress was both elegant and exquisite; a joy to watch.'
Irene Brown edinburghguide.com