[Review] MacMillan Triple Bill

Concerto, set to Shostakovish’s beautiful Piano Concerto, was athletic and geometric. My eagle eye’s view showed the geometry at its best. Las Hermanas was a tale of Spanish passion, bizarrely set to the very un-Spanish music of the Swiss composer Frank Martin. Boring music but fabulous dancing. Requiem was reverentially set to Fauré’s glorious Requiem – maybe a little too reverential but extremely beautiful. The only drawback of Royal Ballet triple bills is the long intervals – after two hours I’d only seen 50 minutes of ballet. I suppose giving the restaurant customers time to eat a course in an interval helps subsidise my cheap seat. I saw the performance on Thursday 29 November.


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