★★✰✰✰ Yes, these are incredibly talented artists, doing exceptional things, but their circus skills were presented within an envelope that needed a lot more theatrical clarity.
Tag - Cirque du Soleil
Graham Watts talks to Vanessa Alvarez the foot-juggling star of the @Thursford Christmas Spectacular...
★★★★✰ Nutcracker Rouge is a lush, flesh-fueled frenzy of sensuality and spectacle. McCormick’s gift for erotic elegance is mesmerizing. Any raunch manages to be a good dose of the subversive while also being good plain fun.
Romanian National Ballet – Classical Symphony, Petite Mort, Marguerite and Armand, Tango, Radio and Juliet – Bucharest
Johan Kobborg took over as Director of Bucharest National Ballet just over a year ago. Time for Graham Watts to go and see how they are looking - in two very different bills...
The whole ensemble had a refreshing zest for performance ...Although perhaps lacking in theatrical drama...
BJM didn’t disappoint, delivering a solidly entertaining and impeccably-danced program packed with both the bizarre and the familiar. ...the Erie audience gave the company a well-deserved standing ovation.
'Sweet Violets', though over-ambitious, is the best stab at a psychologically complex narrative ballet the company has commissioned for years.
Local audiences also saw the return of the Lyon Opera Ballet. Their mixed programme consisted of two ballets by Benjamin Millepied, a ballet by Maguy Marin, and best of all, Balanchine’s masterpiece, Concerto Barocco, staged by Nanette Glushak.