Thursday, 6 August 2015

Crystal Ballet Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Crystal Ballet Associates, Greenwood Theatre - reviewed on 2nd August

Crystal Ballet’s amateur adult dancers had the near-impossible task of trying to stage a full-length Swan Lake – a ballet typically lasting three hours – in just one week. With four acts of 10 minutes each, their version was much shorter than the original, but it made for an entertaining performance with all the key elements of the story covered.

Choreography was adapted to suit a very wide range of abilities and levels of experience, with highlights including the Act II swans and some excellent acting in Act III. Claire Alajooz stood out particularly as a confident and elegant Odette.

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