This picture of Dawid Trzensimiech and Xander Parish sums up just how badass male dancers are. I can’t wait to see Trzensimiech as James in La Sylphide on Saturday - in my eyes he’s one of the most exciting male dancers at the Royal Ballet.
[photo by Andre Uspenski]
A last treat before bed - Marianela Nuñez in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Love the triple/quad into fouettes at 1:32. Though why did the filmer have to chop off all of Thiago Soares’ bits excepting a few grand jetés and the cool reverse russian pas de chat jump thing?!
Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope in Prince of the Pagodas: Very excited to hear the news that Darcey will be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing. Even more excited to see Prince of the Pagodas at the Royal Ballet in June though!
Amazing video of Sir Frederick Ashton rehearsing Fonteyn/Nureyev in “Birthday Offering”. I love the use of balances in this segment - almost like Fonteyn is Nureyev’s secure foundation. Can’t wait to see Nuñez and Soares dance it in June!
Here are my rambling (sorry!) thoughts on the Royal Ballet’s recent triple bill. Varying from the classical to the dramatic to the down-right weird it was one of the most memorable triple bills I’ve seen. Did you see it? Let me know what you thought in the comments!