Dance Review: Warm Wit and Thrills Aplenty ; ROYAL BALLET/ DON QUIXOTE Royal Opera House London
Meisner, Nadine, The Independent (London, England)
Acquired by the Royal Ballet last year, Nureyev's production of Don Quixote launched Ross Stretton's directorship in an atmosphere of high anticipation - and received a critical drubbing. People complained that it was too elderly (created for Stretton's Alma Mater, the Australian Ballet, in 1970), too old-fashioned (well, it is a 19th-century ballet), too provincial (take note, Australia) and that the performances lacked glitter (OK, maybe the leads did). Ten months on, the ballet returns as part of the company's three-week London stint, after their extended Australian tour (Australia does seem to be a theme these days) and before they break up for their summer holidays. …
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Publication information: Article title: Dance Review: Warm Wit and Thrills Aplenty ; ROYAL BALLET/ DON QUIXOTE Royal Opera House London. Contributors: Meisner, Nadine - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 25, 2002. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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