Friday, 3 April 2015

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire, Scottish Ballet, Sadler's Wells - reviewed on 31st March

Eve Mutso and Tama Barry
Photo: Scottish Ballet
A full-length ballet by a female choreographer is all too rare these days. But Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire flies a brilliant flag for the quality of work by this often overlooked gender.

Performed excellently by Scottish Ballet with Eve Mutso and Sophie Martin at the helm, choreography cleverly conveys the narrative of Tennessee Williams’ play as southern beauty Blanche DuBois falls from happiness and success to alcoholism and severe psychological disturbance. It’s a heart-breaking story compellingly told with Peter Salem’s original score providing varied and beautiful accompaniment.

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