Sep 27, 2010

Bordelique fantastique, Les Ballets Trockadero sont magnifiques!

Had a right old ball at the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Peacock Theatre last friday. The all male cast of classically trained dancers is spectacular, and they actually stayed en pointe the whole show. Incredible.

The big star is certainly Robert Carter, or "Olga Supphozova", who can bring the audience to hysterics with just the flicker of a false lash. Her rendition of the white swan in Swan Lake was unforgettable.

But perhaps my favourite thing about the evening was that I left really wanting to go the ballet again. This is a respectful spoof, one that honours the tradition while taking its jabs. I leave you the hilarious "Dying Swan".

The fall programme at the Sadler's Well/Peacock Theatre promise a few other good shows. I am particularly looking forward to Mathew Bourne's reworking of Cinderella:

There is also a major exhibition at the V&A on the "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes", which I'm really not going to miss.

The Royal Ballet will also be performing Gisele and Swan Lake come winter time at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, which is great, considering I now can't WAIT to see Swan Lake again....

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