International Business Times
- July 20, 2015
Robert Pattinson's Fiancee FKA Twigs
Talks About 'Romantic Entanglements'
During Her Life-Inspired Soundtrack 7 Residency
by Nidhi Tewari
British singer FKA Twigs performs on Sonar Night
during the Sonar festival in Barcelona, Spain, June 20, 2015.
Photo: Gustau Nacarino
Robert Pattinson was present to see fiancee FKA Twigs' dance moves in her final performance of her Soundtrack 7 residency at the
Manchester International Festival (MIF) on Sunday. Twigs concluded the seven-day residency at Old Granada Studios in Manchester,
England, as part of MIF and earned good reviews from the critics.
For the residency, Twigs also gave fans a chance to see her rehearse a new number every day. The “Glass And Patron” singer also
directed seven different films, one each day of the event, covering her stunning performances. For those who missed seeing her
perform live, there was a new Tumblr blog launched during that
time which tracked her day-to-day progress live with photos, video, and more.
Rebecca Nicholson from
The Guardian writes that most of the focus in twigs's show “is almost exclusively on motion” as she churns
out a new dance-based performance based on seven narratives inspired by her own life. On the final day of performance, Twigs kicks
off the 40-minute show with lines from Thomas Wyatt's poem “I Find No Peace.”
The British singer, whose real name is Tahliah Debret Barnett, read out the poem to the audience in a preface. Her performance
consisted of seven songs, of which “Mother creep” is the newest. Nicholson also writes that she is not sure which parts of Twigs'
dance performance are inspired by her real life, but the singer/dancer hints at “gang violence, some romantic entanglements, bad
boys and heartbroken girls.”
Twigs and her team of dancers moved their bodies to various lyrics. “I desire to perish and yet I choose health / I love another and
yet I hate myself” was one phrase in her lyrics, writes Nicholson. She called Twigs' performance “exquisitely tasteful and current,
all geometric spotlights and minimal sportswear-Ophelia costumes.”