We have received images of the Royal Ballet’s controversial new production of Hansel and Gretel from Lebrecht photographer, Laurie Lewis. The Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel gets a sinister update in the first full length ballet choreographed by Royal Ballet’s Artist-in-Residence Liam Scarlett. The ballet opened to mixed reactions. Read audience tweets from the opening night here: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/your-reaction-hansel-and-gretel. James Hay stars as Hansel, Leanne Cope as Gretel, Brian Moloney as the Witch and Steve McRae as the Sandman.
PREVIEW of Two world premieres to be performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, opening 7 March 2013
World premiere photos of the Royal Ballet’s production of Aeternum by Christopher Wheeldon with Marianela Nunez and Federico Bonelli
plus premiere by the Royal Ballet of Alexei Ratmansky’s ’24 Preludes’ with Zenaida Yanowsky and Rupert Pennefather.
Last dance for Polunin and Rojo at the Royal Opera House
Sergei Polunin, recently returned from Russia, dances with Tamara Rojo in Marguerite and Armand – ballet by Frederick Ashton. Royal Ballet production at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK. Part of mixed programme of Ashton’s works -12 – 23 February 2013. Music by Franz Liszt.
Photos by Neil Libbert available for download from www.lebrecht.co.uk
Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Tatyana. Performed at Barbican, London, UK. 31 January 2013 – 9 February 2013. Based on novel ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Alexader Pushkin. Brazilian dance company. Photo by Laurie Lewis.
Come to www.lebrecht.co.uk to see our recently launched collection of photographs, paintings and old postcards that chart Cuba’s history, explorers and rulers.
The unique collection includes 20th century images showing Cubans looking at new buildings, driving cars, working in the sugar cane fields and a quiet bay called Guantanamo. We also have pictures of modern day ballet dancers and Soviet Russia’s view of its ally and leader Fidel Castro.