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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wheeldon Winter's Tale reviews

The Royal Ballet premiered Christopher Wheeldon's Winter's Tale, based on Shakespeare, two days ago, to an enthusiastic audience reception. Music by Joby Talbot. A co-production with The National Ballet of Canada. Here are links to reviews: 

Reminder: The live broadcast of this ballet on April 28th is NOT being shown in Canada and the US.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times
Judith Mackrell, Guardian
Sarah Crompton, Telegraph
Zoe Anderson, Independent
Graham Watts, London Dance
Lyndsay Winship, Evening Standard
Luke Jennings, Observer
David Jays, Arts Journal

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Quotes taken from National Ballet of Canada press release:
“Christopher Wheeldon’s new three-act version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a triumph. It is contemporary and classical, traditional and modern, narrative and abstract. It feels like something entirely new.” The Telegraph
“Christopher Wheeldon rises to the challenge of translating Shakespeare into dance, creating one of most fully achieved story ballets to be staged at Covent Garden in years.” The Guardian
“Like the play, the ballet has taken us through a large arc of human experience.”  The New York Times
“Christopher Wheeldon's striking new version of this Shakespeare piece crams everything you could want from a ballet into a single evening — comedy, tragedy, romance, drama and some lovely dancing… What’s striking is the synthesis of dance, music and designs… you’ll be hooked.” London Evening Standard

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