Two weeks ago the Royal Ballet announced it’s 2018/19 season and I’ve decided once again to go through the upcoming rep, give my thoughts and any dancers I’ve love to see cast in the upcoming ballets. Continue reading “The Royal Ballet’s 2018/19 Season”
The night’s question: Can Steven McRae chaîné any faster?
Alexander Campbell and Francesca Hayward are the true stars of the final act
English ballerina Yasmine Naghdi was promoted to First Soloist of the Royal Ballet at the end of last season following successful débuts in the leading roles of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet and The Invitation.
This season she will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker. Here’s what she had to say about this Christmas jewel and preparing to perform the coveted role. Continue reading “Yasmine Naghdi: The Nutcracker’s beautiful music deeply affects this new Sugar Plum”
Earlier today the Royal Ballet announced their 2016/17 Season and I’ve decided to expand on it by giving my thoughts on what’s in store for the company for the next year! Continue reading “The Royal Ballet’s 2016/17 Season”
Salenko’s supple bourrées, lengthy jetés and perfectly placed lines are simply to-die-for.
Hayward and Hay never failed to combine grace, beauty and striking lyricism in Ashton’s 30-minute spectacular.
Salenko’s shining Sugar Plum and McRae’s Prince accented, sharpened and shaped the choreography to Tchaikovsky’s twinkling score.
Pigeons is such a success that it should see the stage as often as Swan Lake.
“… mind-boggling was the clarity with which Naghdi painted her Juliet.”