Reviews for Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons

  1. The Royal Ballet - 'Monotones I'  - Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer, Emma Maguire. ©ROH, 2015. Photo: Bill Cooper

    Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Friday 20 November 2015 — Performance: 18 November - 5 December 2015

    Full marks to Kevin O’Hare for revitalising these two lesser-known but essential parts of the British ballet heritage & for dedicating such an uplifting evening to the people of Paris. Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Sunday 22 November 2015Performance 18 November - 5 December 2015

    Marianela Nuñez’s starry femininity elevates the piece to the realm of the sublime. With her unfaltering precision and long-distance gaze, she is at once glacially other-dimensional and sadly, yearningly human. It’s a finesse only a great ballerina could pull off, a… 

  3. Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 20 November 2015Performance 18 November - 5 December 2015

    .. what a joy it is to see the company serve up some real choreography. That is, dance in which dance, not design, is key; dance in which music is perfectly rendered in steps, stories are told with crystal clarity, and women are there not merely to be bent like pipe-clea… 

  4. Royal Ballet - Monotones I and II / The Two Pigeons - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Thursday 19 November 2015Performance 18 November - 5 December 2015

    There could hardly be two ballets more diametrically opposed than those which make up the Royal’s current double bill – Monotones I and II, with its limpid restraint, and The Two Pigeons, with its whirl of colour and melodrama. Yet at the core of both is a belief in … 

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