Reviews for The Bright Stream

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review John Percival, The Stage, Thursday 24 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘Ratmansky has the nowadays rare gift for choreographing ensembles.’ 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sun.Times, Tuesday 22 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘Maria Alexandrova and the indispensable Sergei Filin, the glamorous ballerina and her partner, cross-dress for a high spot of the evening. She, sleek with bobbed hair and breeches, gives a brilliantly detailed male classical solo, and he, in white tulle, hilarious… 

  3. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Sun.Independent, Tuesday 22 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘Ratmansky proves himself a deft caricaturist. He fills the stage with vivid grotesques, without ever allowing them to become macabre, and even his more rounded characters are drawn with impressively swift strokes.’ 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 16 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘All in all, the best new ballet to come out of Russia in years.’  

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘[Ratmansky] has sufficient craft to juggle three sets of liaisons in the air without dropping any of them — not an easy task. And how musical is his strong and breezy choreography, so attuned to its score that you could believe it had been written for him… 

  6. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘I’ll bet any money that the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Bright Stream is the ballet of the year for British audiences – it’s certainly one of the most entertaining evenings I’ve spent in the theatre.’ 

  7. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘…as Ratmansky unfolds the story of farm workers being thrown into a romantic tizzy by a pair of visiting ballet dancers, he succeeds in giving us a weirdly vivid taste of what might once have counted as populist Soviet ballet – a recipe of madcap prank… 

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