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Draft Works: Feathers in your Head, Overtone, Lonesome Gun, i lean bob, Grace, Into the Woods, Brandenburg Divertissement and others 26/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Linbury Studio Theatre
Reviewer: Bruce Marriott Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Bracher, Cervera, Choe, Cuthbertson, Gartside, Martin, McNally, Montano, Murphy, Ondiviela, Rojo, Whitehead, Zucchetti, Binet, Forskitt, Montes, Rice, Whitaker
    "Good to see Draft Works in the larger Linbury Studio Theatre and as ever much fun to spot rising choreographic and dance stars closer than normal."
Romeo and Juliet 16/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Ismene Brown The Arts Desk Homepage
Dancers: Cervera, Hamilton, Hristov, McGorian, McNally, Mendizabal, Nunez, Soares, Whitehead
    "While Nuñez is the finer stylist of the two, Soares is one of the most talented stage creatures the Royal Ballet has had for years, and the two of them danced it as if for the last time."
Romeo and Juliet 15/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Jenny Gilbert Independent Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Rojo
    "....Carlos Acosta (40 next birthday) and Tamara Rojo (known to be planning her next move), who together set the bar for later casts. Both are at their stupendous peak as the teenage lovers – no suspension of disbelief required."
Romeo and Juliet 13/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Louise Levene Sunday Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Avis, McGorian, Rojo, Stepanek
    "Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta have been cast together as Shakespeare’s lovers for six years now, and while the fit is as perfect as ever, there’s something slightly ‘‘married’’ about the great pas de deux, which offered none of the grabby desperation one sees in the thrilling early days of a partnership."
Romeo and Juliet 11/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Lynette Halewood Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Avis, Martin, Rojo, Saunders
    "The production stands or falls by the strength of the central performances, and on this occasion we were fortunate indeed."
Romeo and Juliet 11/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Zoe Anderson Independent Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Avis, Chapman, Kura, Martin, McGorian, Rojo, Rosato
    "This revival is full of insights, of characters reacting in the heat of the moment. Even the crowded market scenes, the weakest of this production, are full of vivid detail."
Romeo and Juliet 12/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clifford Bishop Evening Standard Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Avis, Martin, Rojo
    "The chemistry they shared was visceral even when one of them was supposed to be dead. Acosta hauled her about in the crypt scene like a mournful scavenger worrying a piece of meat."
Romeo and Juliet 11/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Lise Smith Londonist Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Rojo
    "The Royal Ballet is justly proud of this production..."
The Nutcracker 02/01/12
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Roslyn Sulcas New York Times Homepage
Dancers: Hamilton, Ondiviela, Polunin, Hinkis
    "More interesting were two junior leads, Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Ludovic Ondiviela in the Nutcracker/Nephew role, both notable for their lively, articulate musical phrasing and confident grace."
The Nutcracker 20/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Robert Gottlieb New York Observer Homepage
Dancers: McRae, Yoshida
    "And unfortunately, the Sugarplum is danced by Miyako Yoshida, giving a dance-by-numbers performance with confident technique and no resonance. "
The Nutcracker 12/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Gerald Dowler Classical Source Homepage
Dancers: Bonnelli, Cervera, Loots, Morera, Saunders
    "Her Sugar Plum (Laura Morera) shows her deep understanding of the classical idiom as well as the precise requirements of Ivanov’s inventiveness. This was fine dancing indeed and, alongside Bonelli, Loots and Cervera, Morera showed how stylish and impressive The Royal Ballet can be."
The Nutcracker 10/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clement Crisp Financial Times Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Harrod, Kay, McGorian, Morera, Nunez, Gunningham
    "...every year, at curtain fall, I know that this production by Peter Wright remains the best I have seen..."
The Nutcracker 05/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Zoe Anderson Independent Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cervera, Hamilton, Kay, Loots, Maguire, Morera, Nunez, Ondiviela, Soares, Tuckett
    "Laura Morera led a stylish Waltz of the Flowers, shading her steps with musical intelligence, matched by strong soloists."
The Nutcracker 05/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clifford Bishop Evening Standard Homepage
Dancers: Cervera, Loots, Nunez, Soares
    "Thiago Soares dances her prince, as so many have before him, as though torn between the desire to keep his crown on and the hope that no one sees him in it."
The Nutcracker 05/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Sarah Wilkinson Stage Homepage
Dancers: Hamilton, Nunez
    "She (Nunez)has become the most sublimely nuanced dancer - every step beginning like a fresh sentence in the richest conversation,..."
The Nutcracker 04/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Jane Simpson Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Cervera, Hamilton, Loots, Maguire, Morera, Nunez, Soares, Tuckett, Zuchetti
    "The glory of the evening, though, was Marianela Nunez as Sugar Plum, substituting at only an hour or so's notice for the suddenly indisposed Sarah Lamb, and thereby getting this one performance with Thiago Soares, whose partnering complements her so well."
The Nutcracker 05/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Sarah Crompton Daily Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Cervera, Hamilton, Loots, Morera, Nunez, Soares, Tuckett
    "Marienela Nuñez stepped in for a sick Sarah Lamb to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy opposite her husband Thiago Soares, and together they gave a demonstration of rapturous classicism. "
The Nutcracker 04/12/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Judith Flanders The Arts Desk Homepage
Dancers: Cervera, Montano, Nunez, Soares, Tuckett, Zucchetti
    "Nunez's classical credentials grow stronger by the day, and she also becomes more interesting, even in roles like this, where one thinks that there is not much more to be found."
The Sleeping Beauty 30/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Charlotte Skeoch Huffington Post Homepage
Dancers: Calvert, Campbell, Cuthbertson, Kobayashi
    "I can't think of a better production to introduce children to the world of classical ballet, and the Royal Opera House setting adds a glamorous sheen to proceedings."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 27/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Gerald Dowler Classical Source Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Benjamin, Campbell, Cervera, Cope L, Dyer, Emerton, Filpi, Hay, Kay, Kish, Lamb, McRae, Saunders, Trzensimiech, Watson
    "This is one of the most enjoyable and consistently well danced triple bills from The Royal Ballet for some time...."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 27/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Luke Jennings Observer Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Cervera, Gartside, Kish, Lamb, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo, Saunders, Soares
    "Gloria is perhaps ballet's most profound meditation on loss..."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 27/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Louise Levene Sunday Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Benjamin, Gartside, Kish, Watson
    "A triple bill of Dame Monica Mason’s personal favourites may be self-indulgent, but it makes for a highly enjoyable evening."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 27/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Jenny Gilbert Sunday Independent Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin
    "Ashton, Macmillan and...Scarlett. This triple bill is a beautiful showcase of British choreography."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 25/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clement Crisp Financial Times Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Gartside, Saunders
    "This triple bill is tremendous. ...with magnificent music and superb choreography speaking of the cultural life of the nation through the works of three generations of British creators."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 24/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Neil Norman Daily Express Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Cope, Loots, Martin, McCulloch, Watson
    "THIS might have been subtitled Memories Are Made Of This."
Manon 19/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Giannandrea Poesio Spectator Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Martin, Polunin
    "The much romanticised image of the hapless lamb is thus replaced with that of a youthful minx who has decided to sleep her way up the social ladder. ...Polunin, too, stood out for his original reading of the role of Des Grieu."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 23/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Zoe Anderson Independent Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Arestis, Benjamin, Cervera, Cope, Gartside, Lamb, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo, Saunders, Watson
    "Scarlett's work comes up strongly at its first revival, but needs more rehearsal; there were some scrappy edges from the corps."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 21/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Judith Mackrell Guardian Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin, Cope L, Kish, Watson
    "the touchstone performance (Asphodel Meadows) is Leanne Cope in the middle duet: her limbs liquefying in remembered tenderness and hardening with sudden desire."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 21/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Mark Monahan Daily Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Arestis, Gartside, Howells, Lamb, Marquez, Morera, Saunders, Soares, Watson, Whitehead
    "this modern ballet (Asphodel Meadows) for three emotionally contrasting couples, plus corps, turns out to be at least as strong on a second viewing and, in even this elevated company, holds its head high. "
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 21/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Neil Norman The Stage Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Cope L, Kish, Martin, Scarlett, Watson
    "A sobering, thoughtful programme tinged with delicious melancholy."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 20/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Lynette Halewood Ballet.co Magazine Homepage
Dancers: Benjamin, Calvert, Campbell, Cervera, Kish, Lamb, Stepanek, Watson
    "It was a promising mix of contrasts which didn’t altogether work on the day, mainly because of a rather underpowered version of Enigma. It was in the newest work that the dancers looked most at home."
Asphodel Meadows, Enigma Variations, Gloria 20/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Judith Flanders The Arts Desk Homepage
Dancers: Acosta, Arestis, Gartside, Lamb, Nunez, Rojo, Saunders, Soares, Watson
    "It is not easy, always, to discern them under Julia Trevelyan Oman’s now dusty-feeling sets, but, in particular, Gartside , and Arestis have the ability to say much with the bare minimum. A very English talent. (Enigma Varistions)
Manon 13/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clement Crisp Financial Times Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Avis, Cuthbertson, Gartside, Martin, Mendizabal, Polunin
    "Manon’s secret is her involuntary sexual charm: rather like Marilyn Monroe, she cannot help her own erotic power, nor the tragedy that it brings in its train. The role demands just this moral and sensual naivete which Cuthbertson, in this first account, underplays."
Manon 11/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Louise Levene Daily Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Cuthbertson, Lamb, McRae, Pennefather, Polunin, Soares
    "I once damned Pennefather as having ''all the emotional finesse of a celluloid collar’’, but his May debut revealed hidden dramatic depths, and on Thursday he was stronger and more impetuous still."
Manon 11/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Zoe Anderson Independent Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Martin, Polunin
    "Polunin gave a promising first performance as Des Grieux, dancing with clean elegance. Cuthbertson's Manon is already a nuanced portrait in dance and drama, an impulsive young woman plunging into experience."
Manon 11/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Gerald Dowler Classical Source Homepage
Dancers: Arestis, Avis, Cuthbertson, Hay, Martin, Mendizabal, Polunin
    "However, it is all now so nice – the whores of the Act Two brothel seem awfully nice girls, the thieving and violent street urchins of the opening scenes now loveable ragamuffins, and everyone is now so very, very clean, Monsieur’s clutching of a kerchief to his nose in the First Scene to stave off the foul smells is now simply unbelievable."
Manon 10/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Sarah Crompton Daily Telegraph Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Martin, Polunin
    "Together, the couple find emotion in unexpected places, not in the big duets, but in the party scene, for example. The moment when Des Grieux pours out his disgust and despair at his love’s behaviour has rarely been more powerful."
Manon 10/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Judith Mackrell Guardian Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Martin, Polunin
    "Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin have been spoken of as promising stage partners... And it says much about the two dancers, both individually and as a couple, that they give us readings of the ballet that are compelling and new."
Manon 09/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Clifford Bishop Evening Standard Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Polunin
    "By the final harrowing duet the pair have gelled into a thrilling partnership..."
Manon 09/11/11
Royal Ballet (RB) UK, London, Covent Garden
Reviewer: Judith Flanders The Arts Desk Homepage
Dancers: Avis, Cuthbertson, Kura, Martin, Mendizabal, Polunin, Stepanek, Watkins
    "Yet as Des Grieux he (Polunin) found a depth that was as unexpected as it was touching, creating a believable picture of an uncertain young man transformed by sexual passion..."

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