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Asphodel Meadows

The Arts Desk – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

by Ismene Brown
    “Wonder of wonders – a really cracking triple bill at the Royal Ballet last night.
 The best of the year, by a country mile, and probably the best for several years:
 a top-notch beauty from Christopher Wheeldon, the love-it-or-loathe-it Marmite of Mats Ek’s Carmen,  and in between a comely and reverberant new ballet from a very young Royal Ballet choreographer who looks set to go places.”

Stage – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

by Gavin Roebuck
… especially Bennet Gartside with Tamara Rojo. With three leading couples and seven other couples, at 23 minutes it is short and a tad sombre and cool, …

Pretty steps into the underworld for Royal Ballet

This is London
Christopher Wheeldon’s Electric Counterpoint is one of his least good works, while Mats Ek’s staggering Carmen (special mention to Tamara Rojo in the lead) …

The Times – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Cervera, Gartside, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo
by Debra Craine
    “Asphodel Meadows is an elegant and haunting one-act ballet that captures the romantic spirit and atmospheric colours of its chosen music, Poulenc’s Double Piano Concerto. And it does so with sophistication, ingenuity and a consistent classical sheen.”

Stage – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Gartside, Rojo, Underwood, Watson
by Gavin Roebuck
    “His earlier pieces show he has the potential to be a great choreographer and the world premiere of Asphodel Meadows confirms this.”

Evening Standard – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Rojo
by Sarah Frater
    “Less good is Scarlett’s handling of the largish corps of 14, which makes little impact next to his strong dances for the six principals.”

Daily Express – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Benjamin, Cervera, Gartside, McNally, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo
by Neil Norman
    “His deployment of a large cast is exceptional and his grasp of spatial possibilities suggests a creative maturity well beyond his 24 years.”

Financial Times – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Cervera, Gartside, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo, Whitehead
by Clement Crisp
    “An evening, or rather two-thirds of an evening, of rarest pleasure with the Royal Ballet on Wednesday, but the rest of it – Mats Ek’s interminably fatuous Carmen – was despicable.”

Guardian – Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen

Dancers: Rojo
by Judith Mackrell
    “In Liam Scarlett, the Royal may have found the real deal.”

Financial Times – Asphodel Meadows, Royal Opera House, London

Its three movements are led by Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather, Tamara Rojo and Bennet Gartside, and Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera, all splendid,

http://www.musicomh.com/theatre/dance_asphodel_0510.htm

Although it’s hard to fault Tamara Rojo – the part practically has her name on it (Alina, Marianela et al just wouldn’t have cut it) – it’s all posing and …

Sunday Independent

- Liam Scarlett’s precocious choreographic debut is confident, classy…and classical
Electric Counterpoint, Asphodel Meadows, Carmen
UK, London, Covent Garden
Dancers: Cervera, Gartside, Morera, Nunez, Pennefather, Rojo
by Jenny Gilbert
    “What is not in doubt is that a choreographic career (Scarlett’s) of note was launched last week.”

Royal Ballet triple bill at Covent Garden, review

Telegraph.co.uk
Indeed, one of the most beautiful passages occurs in the second movement when Tamara Rojo and Bennet Gartside simply gaze at each other, rapt and motionless …

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