"The Firebird," "In the Night," "Raymonda Act III"
The Royal Ballet
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
by Judith Cruikshank
copyright 2012 by Judith Cruikshank
Like most other ballet companies around the world the Royal Ballet is in the middle of a long run of that perennial box office favourite, "The Nutcracker". But to bring a little light into his dancers’ lives director Kevin O’Hare has introduced a mixed bill of ballets which have been in the company’s repertoire for some years, but have been little seen of late and it was interesting to see how a new generation of dancers coped with the demands made on them.