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Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Ballet of Canada Romeo and Juliet London reviews

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'Romeo and Juliet,' With National Ballet of Canada, in London
Alastair Macaulay, New York Times
LONDON — Alexei Ratmansky's production of the three-act Prokofiev balletRomeo and Juliet” is engaging for both its individual and ensemble choreography, lively in its storytelling and visually attractive, with discreetly traditional Renaissance ...

National Ballet of Canada at Sadler's Wells: Light tragedy in Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet

The National Ballet of Canada's new version of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, debuted at Sadler's Wells on Wednesday night. This agreeable version of the classic is built on Ratmansky's quiet, gentle classical style....
London Dance: National Ballet of Canada © Bruce Zinger

Highs and Lows in Canada National Ballet’s Romeo

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

I really wanted to enjoy this Romeo and Juliet more than I did...

Review: National Ballet of Canada - Romeo and Juliet - Sadler's Wells

Performance: 17 - 20 April 2013
Reviewed by Graham Watts - Friday 19 April 2013
Ratmansky’s production is to be commended on many counts, not least the primary focus on smooth and interesting choreography through the decluttering of the stage and delayering of narrative. 
National Ballet of Canada Romeo and Juliet
London, Sadler’s Wells
17 April 2013
Jann Parry, Dance Tabs

Alexei Ratmansky evidently decided that the freshest way to approach Romeo and Juliet was to forefront as many characters as possible rather than concentrating on the doomed lovers. In his 2011 production for the National Ballet of Canada, he fleshes out the roles of Juliet’s nurse, Friar Lawrence, Paris and the Capulet parents, all of whom hold themselves to blame for the joint suicides. Everybody gets the chance to dance.

Romeo and Juliet, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

The National Ballet of Canada returns to London after a long absence but its rendering of Ratmansky’s ballet is gaudy and too earnest

Dance review: Romeo and Juliet, Sadler's Wells, London

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Returning to London after more than quarter of a century, the National Ballet of Canada brings Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet as a calling card. Now based at American Ballet theatre, the ex-director of the Bolshoi is one of the world's most in-demand ...

Romeo And Juliet At Sadler's Wells: Canadian Ballet Returns to London

Londonist - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The National Ballet of Canada hasn't come to the UK for 26 years. It therefore makes a very welcome return this week with Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells. The ballet is new to this country, created by Alexei Ratmansky for the Canadian company in 2011, ...

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Sadler's Wells, London

The Stage - ‎1 hour ago‎
Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular and most performed ballets in the world, with most of the major troupes having a version in their repertories. National Ballet of Canada has danced John Cranko's production for some 40 years but, to celebrate the ...

The National Ballet of Canada: Romeo And Juliet, Sadler's Wells - dance review

Evening Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Do we need another Romeo & Juliet? The National Ballet of Canada certainly thought so when they commissioned the darling of classical ballet, Alexei Ratmansky, to make one for their 60th anniversary in 2011, and they chose to showcase it on their first trip ...

Romeo and Juliet, National Ballet of Canada, Sadler's Wells

The Arts Desk - ‎8 hours ago‎
The combination of Romeo, Juliet and the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky should be almost too much for the blood pressure. Those defiant lovers, that emotive yet intellectual young Russian craftsman of ballet. Hence the huge turn-out of balletomanes for ...

National Ballet of Canada: Romeo and Juliet – review

The Guardian

It was brave of National Ballet of Canada to mark their first London visit in 26 years with a production of Romeo and Juliet. The Sergei Prokofiev classic is at the heart of British ballet culture, with versions by Rudolf Nureyev, Frederick Ashton and especially Kenneth MacMillan all well-known and much-loved. This interpretation is by Alexei Ratmansky, a choreographer who is arguably their natural heir.

Romeo and Juliet, National Ballet of Canada, Sadler's Wells, review -...

The National Ballet of Canada's production of Romeo and Juliet at Sadler's Wells had some vividly memorable passages but lacked a sense of headlong impetuosity, says Sarah Crompton.

Dance review: Romeo and Juliet, The National Ballet of Canada, Sadler's Wells 
FROM John Cranko's ferocious grunge version to Kenneth MacMillan's psychodrama of teenage lust, Shakespeare's play is nothing if not elastic. Alexei Ratmansky's interpretation re-balances the narrative without breaking new ground. By: Neil Norman ...
[ed.: John Cranko's ferocious grunge version?????] 

The National Ballet of Canada
'Romeo and Juliet'
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