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Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:09 pm ]
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Royal Ballet opens the 2010-11 season with a revival of John Cranko's "Onegin." Mark Monahan reviews the performance in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph

Sarah Frater in the London Evening Standard.

The Evening Standard

Ismene Brown in The Arts Desk.

The Arts Desk

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:50 pm ]
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Clement Crisp reviews "Onegin" in the Financial Times.

Financial Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:47 pm ]
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Judith Mackrell reviews "Onegin" in The Guardian.

The Guardian

Zoe Anderson reviews "Onegin" in The Independent.

The Independent

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:32 pm ]
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Through October 30, the Royal Ballet is performing a quadruple bill of Ashton's "La Valse," a new work by Kim Brandstrup, "Invitus Invitam," MacMillan's "Winter Dreams" and Balanchine's "Theme and Variations." Judith Mackrell reviews the performance in The Guardian.

The Guardian

Clement Crisp reviews "Invitus Invitam" in the Financial Times.

Financial Times

This program is also a tribute to Alicia Alonso's 90th birthday. Ismene Brown reviews the performance with Alonso in attendance in The Arts Desk.

The Arts Desk

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:02 am ]
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Additional reviews of the quadruple bill.

Sarah Frater in The Stage.

The Stage

Sarah Frater in The Evening Standard.

The Evening Standard

Sarah Crompton in The Telegraph[/url]

Maria Iu in MusicOMH

MusicOMH

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:26 am ]
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Zoe Anderson reviews the quadruple bill in The Independent.

The Independent

Author:  Cassandra [ Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:15 am ]
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I second every word of Clement Crisp's review of Kim Brandstrup's Invitus Invitam, a work of great subtlety and emotional depth and very much the highlight of the Quadruple Bill. Ashton's La Valse is a pretty piece making few demands and gets an airing quite regularly now, but it isn't one of his best works and whenever I see it I remember what Balanchine did to the same music.

MacMillan's Winter Dreams is an odd piece, wholly reliant on the particular skills of the original cast and although the current trio of sisters, Nunez, Galeazzi and Morera gave their roles a good shot, the rest of the cast just didn't cut it though Carlos Acosta eventually came to vibrant life in the pas de deux. It was Anthony Dowell whose presence I missed most from the original cast though as his finely honed acting abilities can't be matched any more. It occurs to me that without a knowledge of the play this ballet is difficult to follow as all Chekhov's plays are wordy and atmospheric; I would have thought his short stories would be more fertile ground for choreographers. Winter Dreams is over-long and needs some pruning but perhaps it will improve when the RB can develop some credible character dancers.

Theme & Variations at the end almost seemed like some type of reward. We suffered the turgid Winter Dreams to be handed a treat in the form of a big dollop of 'Balanchine Delight'. Roja and Polunin turned in very credible performances in the leads and the evening finished with a touch of class in the shape of nonagenarian Alicia Alonso, the ballet's first leading lady, being escorted on stage for a bow to thunderous applause.

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:22 pm ]
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Clement Crisp reviews the quadruple bill in the Financial Times.

Financial Times

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:50 pm ]
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Jenny Gilbert reviews the quadruple bill in The Independent.

The Independent

Jeffery Taylor reviews the program in the Sunday Express.

Sunday Express

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:29 pm ]
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Sergei Polunin is profiled by Sarah Frater in the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:34 pm ]
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In The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen comments on what appears to be the end of an effort to create a Manchester residency for the Royal Ballet.

The Telegraph

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:21 pm ]
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Ismene Brown reviews "Sylvia" in The Arts Desk.

The Arts Desk

Sarah Frater reviews "Sylvia" in the London Evening Standard.

The Evening Standard

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:37 pm ]
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In the Evening Standard, Peter Dominiczak interviews Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, who is returning to the stage in "Sylvia" after a year's medical leave.

The Evening Standard

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:04 pm ]
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More reviews of "Sylvia."

Neil Norman in The Daily Express.

Daily Express

Mark Monahan in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:16 pm ]
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Zoe Anderson reviews "Sylvia" in The Independent.

The Independent

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