Friday, 9 May 2008
HOT: Serenade/Rushes/Homage to the Queen, Royal Ballet Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Thanks to a £18 Facebook friends offer, I decided to take the opportunity to introduce Huy to the ballet and Annette to the Royal Opera House. A programme of three disparate works demonstrated the wide possibilites of ballet - it's not all swans and tutus. Serenade was a calm, elegiac work from Balanchine; Rushes was a modern, athletic work (with a dynamic pas de deux with Carlos Acosta and Alina Cojocaru) and Homage to the Queen was a sumptuous ballet in the grand classical tradition, with a firecracker performance from Kenta Kura, the highlight of my night.