Praise heavens.. for this triple bill, which gilds the Royal once more in its familiar crystalline lustre and puts it firmly back on top of the premier league. I would hazard that no dancing on earth can compare with that on display in Into the Night, created by Jerome…
Covent Garden is always a festive place to visit in the Christmas season, and this year The Royal Ballet supplements its regular trip to the Kingdom Of Sweets with a triple bill of shorter repertory works... Continue Reading
Ricardo Cervera danced and mimed the toymaker’s enchanted nephew with sunny precision, and Melissa Hamilton was full of eastern promise in the Arabian dance. Steven McRae once again stole the show, though, with his thrilling Sugar Plum Prince.
The performances are immensely engaging, with taut dancing and vivid characterisation. The charm and invention will keep adults happy, while the children in the audience were very obviously hooked.
it was Klimentová who transformed the evening. Here was that rare thing in our ballet today, an assured ballerina, in command of her métier. Not a girl, not a kitten pretending to be a tiger, but an elegant woman bringing the proper inevitability to step and phrase
Performances were sincere, and yet again I salute the elegant clarity and brilliancy of Stephen McRae, the prince of the great pas de deux.
Too often, you find yourself applauding Bourne’s conceptual dexterity instead of being transported by a truly theatrical experience. While this Sleeping Beauty undoubtedly ravishes the eye, it never quite touches the heart.