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Lynette H

03-01-01, 04:06 PM (GMT)
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"RB Nutcracker, Dec 29th matinee"
 
   A quick word on the Royal’s Nutcracker performance on the afternoon of Dec 29th. Lovely to see the production again, without any stage gremlins marring the occasion, and all the effects working smoothly.

Jenny Tattersall was Clara, an appealing and sympathetic portrayal. Not technically as strong as Cojocaru in the televised version, but very well put across, particularly her adolescent feelings of confusion about the kiss her partner gives her at the end of the party. Her Nutcracker was Ricardo Cervera - a little more work required in the partnering department, but he looked very strong dancing on his own. Drosselmeyer was Luke Heydon - a rather more affectionate and less mysterious account than Dowell’s.

The lead couple were Gillian Revie and Inaki Urlezaga. This was Revie’s second appearance in the role. It’s not a role I would naturally have imagined her in, and I was pleasantly surprised - she looked as if she had prepared this very thoroughly and looked calm and untroubled throughout, with a very dignified presence. There were one or two little hiccups in the partnering, but that didn’t put her off. Very impressive.

Yanowsky looked gorgeous in the Arabian dance (some luscious backbends), and Rachel Rawlins had rather a mixed time of it as the Rose fairy.


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Stuart Sweeney

03-01-01, 05:17 PM (GMT)
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Sounds like a really good performance, Lynette. Over the past year the nimble footed Tattersall has carved out quite a reputation in work by contemporary choreographers. Good to hear that she did well in this important role as well.


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Pete

04-01-01, 00:44 AM (GMT)
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   Here, here Lynette -I loved this performance too. Revie was a confident Sugar Plum, Yanowsky was absolutely dazzling and I was also very impressed with Rawlins as the Rose Fairy. Tattersall gave a wonderful performance of charming innocence and I sincerely hope that she gets a well deserved promotion in the early part of this year. A truly versatile dancer and an asset to the RB.


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