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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:43 am 
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John Lydgate in his Debate between the horse, goose, and sheep, circa 1440:
"Odyous of olde been comparisonis, And of comparisonis engendyrd is haterede."


In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare gives Dogberry the line 'comparisons are odorous'.


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David Bellan reviews "Romeo and Juliet" for the Oxford Times. (Note to Oxford Times copy editor: corrections are needed in the headline and photo caption, both of which contain howling references to The Toyal Ballet.)

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Clement Crisp has nothing but praise for Marianela Nunez' Aurora in "The Sleeping Beauty" at Covent Garden on Monday, January 18, 2010. His review in the Financial Times.

Financial Times

He also has kind words for Tamara Rojo in "Romeo and Juliet."

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:36 am 
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In The Observer, Luke Jennings reviews some recent "Sleeping Beauty" performances by young Royal Ballet dancers and muses about why so few of the latest generation of dancers are British.

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In the Financial Times, Clement Crisp writes a tribute to the 64th anniversary of opening of "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House on February 20, 1946.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:42 pm 
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In The Guardian, Judith Mackrell is enthusiastic about a triple bill of contemporary works including Wayne McGregor's "Infra," Jonathan Watkins' "As One" and Kim Brandstrup's "Rushes."

The Guardian

Ismene Brown had a rather different view of the same program; her review in The Arts Desk.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:35 pm 
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More London press reviews of the contemporary triple bill.

Sarah Crompton in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph

Sarah Frater in The Evening Standard.

Evening Standard

Gavin Roebuck in The Stage.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
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Zoe Anderson reviews the contemporary triple bill in The Independent.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
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Jenny Gilbert reviews the contemporary triple bill in The Independent.

The Independent

Luke Jennings in The Observer.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:12 am 
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I managed to get to this triple bill earlier this week and agree with those critics that felt it was a very unbalanced programme: three ultra modern pieces all on the theme of alienation. The mood is dark all evening and so are the lighting plots; a pity that the idea of varied works in juxtaposition seems out of fashion.

The big attraction of the evening was the main house choreographic debut of Jonathan Wakins with his ballet "As One" showing a slice of contemporary life in various episodes, the three episodes that stood out for me were super-fit Edward Watson as a telly addict with more regard for his remote control than his long suffering wife (Laura Morera), though wouldn't it have been more effective to have put Watson in a 'fat suit' as I doubt that many couch potatos look that good. Then there was a frantic solo for Steven Macrae as a workaholic in a dealing room, a wage slave downing coffees whilst the indices flicker away on screens behind him. The third scene I admired was a waiting room scenario with hopeless looking people slowly moving forward to yet another room in cowed acceptance as a despairing woman dances alone. Quite a few guesses as to just what place these people were in, but I'd lay money on it being a benefits office, that would certainly fit Watkin's take on modern society.

The score by Graham Fitkin suited the work perfectly and I admire what Watkins was attempting to put across, Norman Morris also used to produce works about ordinary people in a similar vein back in the 1960's and that genre has been neglected for a long time. Interesting work, a good first attempt and liked by all but one of the regulars I spoke to.

Also on show that evening was the very fine Rushes by Kim Brandstrup and Infra by Wayne Macgregor, both works about some very unhappy people and although Infra is much admired I find the electronic figures trotting along over the dancers’ heads to be an unnecessary distraction. All good ballets, but too much gloom in one evening; some light and shade would have been better.


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Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares are featured in The Observer as preview to the opening of "La Fille Mal Gardee." Luke Jennings reports.

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:12 am 
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I feel this comment by Luke Jennings deserves attention:

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The English, Ashtonian style of ballet is dying at Covent Garden; there are simply too many different demands made of the dancers.


All too true I'm afraid with just a tiny number of dancers able to give an approximation of the style. Luckily the situation is rosier in Birmingham though.

Quite unrelated to the Ashton style comment that grabbed my interest; check out the readers comments at the bottom -seems that the rigours of classical ballet aren't understood by the public at large.


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
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Reviews of "La Fille Mal Gardee" which opened on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

Mark Monahan in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph

Gavin Roebuck in The Stage.

The Stage

Sarah Frater in The Evening Standard.

The Evening Standard


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
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Itziar Mendizabal former Liepzig Ballet Principal will join Royal Ballet next season as First Soloist.

El País (Spanish)

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Ballet: 2009/10 season
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More reviews of "La Fille Mal Gardee."

Judith Mackrell in The Guardian.

The Guardian

Debra Craine in The Times.

The Times


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