The English National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens the magic of the world’s favourite fairy tale in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies.
Wonderful choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, The Sleeping Beauty features some of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved ballet music ever, including the Rose Adagio and the music used as Once Upon a Dream in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
The Public Reviews – Manchester
Reviewer: Peter Jacobs – 1 December 2012
“Tamara Rojo, recently appointed as Artistic Director of the company following the departure of Wayne Eagling, is something of a revelation, seeing her dance for the first time. Her incredible elegance, strength, control and beauty gave me goosebumps during the Rose Adagio. You get a real sense that you are watching a true Prima Ballerina, effortlessly and elegantly concealing the effort behind such physically exacting and demanding performance.”
Date Reviewed: 31 October 2012
Venue: Empire Liverpool
Review by Vicki Goodwin
“Ballet can at times appear intimidating to audiences, yet the English National Ballet have created a classical performance which is hypnotic enough to act as a stunning introduction, whilst at the same time holding the ability to keep even the most critical of ballet enthusiasts happy.
“In short, this is a spellbinding piece that will keep you enthralled all evening. Unmissable!”
Review by Laura Thompson.
“Indeed, I found myself moved beyond measure by this beautiful little figure, looking for all the world like a 16-year-old princess to whom everything is new and magical, upon whose shoulders now lay the alarmingly grown-up challenge of ensuring that English National Ballet survives in a climate of Arts Council cuts and creative risk-aversion”.
Review by Sarah Frater
“English National Ballet is to be credited for bringing high quality classical ballet to out-of-London audiences. These are challenging times for the smaller troupes, but the ENB dancers show considerable commitment to their touring obligations”.
Reviewer: Maggie Constable
“This was a spectacular and thoroughly pleasurable evening’s entertainment. Classical ballet just as it should be. Definitely not to miss…..you will be transported from your worldly worries into a fabulous soiree of beauty, artistry and magical charm. Enjoy!”
Dance File Review
Reviewer:Jean Rush, October 2012.
“The occasion was the first night of English National Ballet’s autumn tour, and the debut of new Artistic Director Tamara Rojo dancing with the company. Can she be both ballerina and artistic director? She certainly can, as this first performance proved”