Reviews for The Dream / Song of the Earth
American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes makes a guest apperance in 'The Dream' & Marianela Nunez debuts in 'Song of the Earth' Continue Reading
Steven McRae amply demonstrated why he was recently voted the best male dancer of 2011 by the UK dance critics with a well-paced performance of great maturity in 'The Dream' Continue Reading
Carlos Acosta has been refining his portrayal of the Messenger of Death for more than a decade now, and the result is baleful, sadly amused and utterly implacable.
It was a noble evening at the ballet on Wednesday, noble and, I fear, not as commercially satisfying as it deserved.
The Australian [Steven McRae] star’s superhuman mastery of time and space makes short work of Oberon’s mercurial solos, his port de bras embellishing the scherzo’s cyclonic pirouettes like a fantastical gyroscope.
With Song of the Earth, our national ballet is at its most serious and profoundly expressive.
By miraculously simple means the work [Song of the Earth] engages with the great themes of death and renewal, and in Carlos Acosta as the Messenger of Death and Tamara Rojo as the Woman, it has interpreters who allow those themes to permeate their every movement.
Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth are two of The Royal Ballet’s most-loved classics, making a terrific double bill.
Alina Cojocaru has a defter touch, bringing a wit to her interpretation of Titania that matches Ashton’s own