Kenneth Macmillan’s The Sleeping Beauty was one of the first ballets performed by ENB under Tamara Rojo’s directorship back in 2013. Five years later it remains a glorious spectacle in their repertoire, packed with Marius Petipa’s demanding choreography, opulent glamour and lucid storytelling. 249 more words
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It is a challenge to fall asleep after a hyper emotional and deeply touching ballet performance, let alone feeling unaffected. Last night, having witnessed the historic and much-awaited performance of “Giselle” by Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg with the American Ballet Theatre, I had a huge difficulty falling asleep. 1,559 more words
The Royal Ballet’s latest offering is a rather curious mixed bill containing contemporary, classical and carnivalesque works from three of its resident choreographers.
On the surface, each of them are tried and tested Opera House hits, but together the programme feels confused – with no common thread to weave them together. 126 more words