★★★★✰ The production is in good hands and in good shape, as audiences will see when it is screened in cinemas worldwide.
Tag - Kenneth MacMillan
Special Gallery – Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet in the studio with Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé
Features Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé being coached in the studio by Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson. A special photoshoot at the Royal Ballet by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
★★★★✰ The uniqueness of this R&J lies not with Sergei Polunin but in the love letter it represents between the choreographer, Johan Kobborg, and his life partner, Alina Cojocaru.
★★★★✰ Celebration Gala is not a red-carpet event with super stars on the stage but instead, a well curated showcase of The Australian Ballet’s principal artists, senior artists and soloists dancing in 10 different pas de deux.
★★★★★ Thanks to Yolande Yorke-Edgell and her company, Robert Cohan was able to continue creating dance works for performance up until his death in January this year at the age of 95...
Featuring Lamentation (Martha Graham), Sea of Troubles (Kenneth MacMillan), Afternoon Conversations with Dancers (Robert Cohan) and So It Is (Yolande Yorke-Edgell). Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou..
★★★★✰ I caught four débuts in the lead roles of Giselle and Albrecht: Skylar Brandt with Herman Cornejo on Oct. 21, Thomas Forster alongside Gillian Murphy on Oct. 22, and both Cassandra Trenary and Calvin Royal III at the Oct. 22 matinee
With Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell in the lead roles. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
★★★✰✰ The latest Royal Ballet premiere is a full evening ballet from Wayne McGregor, using a cracking custom score from Thomas Adès...
★★★★✰ Francesca Hayward is entirely believable as a very young Juliet, overwhelmed by her first experience of falling in love.
Both the Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet are opening their 2021/22 seasons with the same ballet - Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. Jann Parry takes a look at how one of the most admired narrative ballets of the 20th century came to be and details of the many dancing debuts we can look forward to...
Special Gallery – Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet in the studio with Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell
A special photoshoot at the Royal Ballet by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
★★★★✰ The 2021 Royal Ballet School Summer Show, on the Royal Opera House Main Stage, was a different affair to normal with many of the White Lodge Junior School students physically absent because of Covid restrictions. But there was much to celebrate and lots of new work on display too...
★★★★✰ The full bill features: The Sleeping Beauty Act III, Anemoi (new Valentino Zucchetti), Divertissements: Morgen (Wayne McGregor), Winter Dreams pdd, After the Rain pdd, Woman with water (Mats Ek and new to RB), Voices of Spring pdd.
★★★★✰ the company pulled off an uplifting performance with energy and charm.
Sarasota Ballet – Frederick Ashton digital bill: Valses nobles et sentimentales, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Façade
★★★✰✰ While Sarasota Ballet’s audiences in Florida may be familiar with much of the Ashton repertoire (more so than many British ballet lovers), international subscribers to Sarasota’s digital offerings have been able to catch up with some little-seen gems.
★★★★✰ I had missed SFB’s London season at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, so was pleased to catch up with ballets brought together for this digital triple bill.
★★★★✰ Program 3 features all-British choreographers: Peter Wright, Peter Darrell, Christopher Wheeldon, Matthew Bourne and Kenneth MacMillan. The exception is a solo by American Dominic Walsh, created for his own contemporary dance company. ...Some of the selections are probably unfamiliar to American audiences, as well as to British ballet fans of a younger vintage.
★★★★✰ The streamed in-house recording of the premiere on 24 October 2020 features Ida Praetorius as the Sylph, Jon Axel Fransson as James and Kizzy Matiakis as the witch, Madge – her last role with the company.
★★★★★ Thank you, Royal Ballet, for giving so much pleasure in trying times.