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I saw Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of this the other night at the Aotea Centre – ASB Theatre in Auckland.
This was a brand new production for the Company – choreographed by Liam Scarlett, stage design by Tracy Grant Lord, lighting by Kendall Smith, and music by Nigel Gaynor (after Mendelssohn). 184 more words
No other ballet in the 19th-century romantic-classical repertoire seems more poised to fit Filipino dancers like the proverbial glove than “Don Quixote”. Its sunny ebullience and flamboyant showmanship seem tailor-made to local sensibilities; its slapstick and swagger, more like familiar accessories than strange props. 470 more words
Yes, there were a few ribbon mishaps. Yes, Peregrine nearly brought down the backcloth and nearly killed two members of the cast in doing so, and yes Lesley Collier is right about Natalia Osipova’s… 546 more words
La Fille mal gardée, Núñez, Acosta, Marriott, Hay, Avis, Peregrine, The Royal Ballet - April 22th 2015
This was as close to perfect a playing of this most delightful of ballets as I could have wished for. In fact, it was perhaps one of the happiest and most fulfilling times I have had at the Royal Opera House, for ballet, or for opera. 600 more words