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Royal Ballet / 4 April 2006

13 Apr
Went to another performance of the RB on the 4th and it was a rather patchy affair.
The new commission was a rather pointless affair, it’s title ‘Castle Nowhere’ encapsulated my feeling pretty much! Despite the wonderful set and costumes the choreography felt laboured and repetitive.
At least the finale of the evening (Kenneth MacMillan’s Requiem, based on Faure’s music) was glorious!
The stark sets by Yolanda Sonnabend allowed the dancers to create the appropriate mood and showcase the extraordinary choreography by MacMillan. Once more the company reminded us all what a great asset its heritage and the British Ballet tradition are. The lightness of touch and precision has rightly become the hallmark of the Royal Ballet.
Worth going just for the extraordinarily uplifting end to the night

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