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Friday, 4 July 2014

Rock the Ballet -- Review

I recently went to see Rock the Ballet at the Peacock Theatre in London.  I have to say I am a massive fan of ballet and I always will be.  I find it amazing that these people have dedicated so much of their life to becoming supreme athletes.  There is always something awe inspiring about seeing humans perform at the top of their abilities, performing feats us mere mortals cannot even comprehend.

The performance was split into two parts and carried out by a cast of six men and one woman.  I liked the first half and thought it was a great show of a mix of jazz, modern and contemporary dance.  It did however miss that certain something that makes you forget about where you are and solely think of the performance in front of you. 

It was the second half that blew me away, it was a great fusion of modern and classical dance with some acrobatics thrown in for good measure.  My favourite part was the first song after the intermission which was accompanied by a magnificent show of strength and flexibility, with one guy holding a handstand and changing into different variations flawlessly.  I have to applaud the female dancer in all of this as she was fantastic.  She naturally caught your attention when on stage and kept it with her flowing transitions.

I would have loved to have been able to take some photos to show, but unfortunately as with most performances photos and videos were prohibited.

This is not the sort of ballet to take a die-hard classical ballet fan who loves the more original pieces such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.  It is however a fantastic opportunity to branch out into the more contemporary and openly expressive world of dance.

Although this ballet is no longer running at the peacock theatre I wanted to write this review to show that great evenings at the theatre do not have to break the bank.  This performance only cost me £19 and it was worth every penny.

All in all, I absolutely loved it! 

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