An interesting piece in the FT's weekend magazine arguing for more up to date productions of ballet. There are comments from both Wayne Eagling of ENB and Declan Donnellan of Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company who was responsible for a Romeo and Juliet production performed here by the Bolshoi in 2004 to very mixed reactions. According to this article Mr Donnellan will again be collaborating with the Bolshoi in the future.
Clever new productions are one thing but surely a ballet audience places too much value on choreography to admire new productions with the sole merit of presenting the audience with a novelty. Mr Donnellan's R&J was not without some merit but the poor choreography didn't earn it much admiration in London. A reminder of what Criticaldance thought of it here: