I have been wondering why I haven't seen any postings about Zurich Ballet's performances at the wells last week. Did nobody go to see them? I managed to see their last performance and thought it was beautiful, not only were the dancers lovely and very strong, but also the choreography was stunning. If anybody else did catch them I would be interested in what they thought. I haven't seen any reviews from the press either.
Yes, I saw the second performance and loved them. A really nice piece, quite unusual in style and beautifully danced and played. Peter Revie in particular was most impressive. Perhaps the RB got the wrong sibling or perhaps he wouldn't now be dancing so well if he had gone there (sad thought). There was a very enthusiastic review in the Independent which now puts its dance notices on-line (under 'enjoyment') and one today in The Times from Donald Hutera, equally positive. The dissenting voice seems to have been the Evening Standard - Sophie Constanti. It's a shame this company had to appear now when there is so much else happening, but the audience certainly seemed to enjoy it on the night I was there.
Yes, I'd actually booked for them months ago, but then had to return my ticket because it clashed with "Jewels". If they'd been there a bit longer, I could have managed it (along with all the other bits of dance I've missed this month because of the clashes).
I heard an interview on Radio 3 on Monday (or was it Friday?) evening (the 5 till 7 programme, forgotten what it's called, shocking as I know the producer..) which really intrigued me - I wish I was in a position to go! The Mozart thing sounded fascinating, even though I find Mozart's music very ill-suited to ballet.