The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera Housemore...
Simply Ballroom, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
by ZOE ANDERSON for the Independent
published: November 1, 2006
Watching the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty, I don't know whether to praise or to carp. Here is one of the glories of the ballet repertory, with marvellous dancing from the principals. How can you not be happy? But, seeing a production that should be so much better, how can you not complain?
by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian
published: November 3, 2006
Ballerinas far more senior than Lauren Cuthbertson have stumbled over the brutally exposing balances of its opening Rose Adagio.
But one reason why Cuthbertson has been given Aurora is that she is a game dancer, as well as a very promising one. So if she did teeter through her first balances, she found her feet to sketch out one of the most independent readings of Aurora I have seen.
Mmm..., Barbican, Londonmore
Up from the Waste, Soho Theatre, London
The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House, London
by JENNY GILBERT for the Independent
published: November 5, 2006
The obvious fact of the matter is that what the majority of us didn't see, the heart won't grieve over. This Beauty is magnificent, the company ensemble has never been stronger, and the present extended run offers a choice of no fewer than eight Auroras. Go revel.
in the ending part of the linked article