Reviews

  1. Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant in 'Push'. Photo: Johan Persson

    Review: Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant - PUSH - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 31 July 2014— Performance: 29 July - 2 August 2014

    The juxtaposition of these two incredible performers: one a model of serene power & strength firmly rooted in the earth & the other a body of such graceful, fluid movement that she seems unbound by the no… Continue Reading

  2. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 30 July 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    Yuri Smekalov’s domineering Tybalt; Alexander Sergeyev’s Mercutio, had bright dramatic fire, and my eye was held by the dancing of Nadezhda Batoeva as Juliet’s friend and by Vasily Tkachenko’s troubadour. 

  3. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 30 July 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    Vladimir Ponomarev’s Lord Capulet staggers through the action in full-on ham mode, every movement overwrought and unlikely. There are heavy-handed, Soviet-friendly class issues, too. Romeo and his friends flirt respectfully with hard-working tavern girls; Tybalt, being… 

  4. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 30 July 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    …her [Juliet] first meeting with Romeo led to her unleashing a stage-devouring but – in time-honoured Mariinsky fashion – entirely tasteful sequence of skips and jetés that took the breath away… 

  5. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Standard, Wednesday 30 July 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    …it’s more concerned with spectacle than getting-under-your-skin storytelling. There’s too much grand scene-setting, too much filling in time while the hefty scenery is being changed; a lot of padding that detracts from any real emotion. 

  6. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 30 July 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    Vladimir Shklyarov is a near flawless Romeo, with clear buoyant lines in his dancing and selfless romantic intensity in his acting. Diana Vishneva’s Juliet is exquisitely responsive, maturing from childish wilfulness to a stricken awareness of the forces ranged aga… 

  7. Mariinsky Ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'  - Viktoria Tereshkina and VladimirShklyarov. Photo Valentin Baranovsky

    Review: Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 30 July 2014— Performance: 28 - 31 July 2014

    I count myself very fortunate to have seen this British debut of Xander Parish - a young man who left the Royal Ballet to further his career in St Petersburg in 2010.  Continue Reading

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