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Rasta Thomas’ Romeo and Juliet, Peacock Theatre, Thursday 26 March 2015 - Maggie Watson reviews

Exciting, athletic and energetic, choreographer Adrienne Canterna’s take on the Romeo and Juliet story was well pitched for her enthusiastic young audience.

Shakespeare’s complex narratives are not easy to convey in dance, but there was no danger of losing the plot in this production: each character’s name was projected on the backdrop when he or she first appeared, and the programme gave a breakdown of the narrative scenes, listing them like numbers in a musical. 376 more words


Dancing along the way of things

The way of things, and the way those things work is quite a mystery in many ways.

Take this image of the lovely Chace.

It was one of a number of images taken on the day. 40 more words


A night of ballet

We started the night anxious to see “Don Quijote” at the Romanian National Opera, here in Bucharest. After the bell rang for the third time, the room went all black and everybody went quiet. 108 more words


Music Break: Appalachian Spring

It’s still freezing outside, but its sunny and hopeful like Copland’s music.Here’s the complete ballet from You Tube.


It could just be a confidence thing...

Balancing in retiré is hard. There’s a lot to think about. Balancing in retiré on relevé is harder. There’s even more to think about. It can be wobble city for the ballet beginner. 193 more words

Adult Ballet

Over at the dark side, no cookies here...

It’s been a few weeks since I jumped the Good Ship Freed and slunk over to the Dark Side of the pointe shoe world and invested in a pair of Gaynor Mindens. 437 more words