Sampling the Myth, Linbury Studio @ Royal Opera House (live stream) - reviewed on 6th September
|Claire Calvert in The Indifferent Beak|
Part of the Deloitte Ignite festival, Sampling the Myth combined old and new in a diverse programme.
The highlight was Kim Bandstrup's film, Leda and the Swan, which featured beautifully crafted choreography for Tommy Franzen and Zenaida Yanowsky. Following an impassioned duet, Yanowsky's legs supported a 'floating' Franzen as the film ended.
Yuhui Choe and Valeri Hristov impressed in a pas de deux from Frederick Ashton’s Ondine. Another dance film, The Indifferent Beak, also engaged with its classical movements created by 17 year old Charlotte Edmonds.
Sampling the Myth was streamed live and was a great chance to see superb dancing and choreography from my living room.