Brilliant night - so many great moments and yes so much better without endless compère yakking away. Standout for me was without a doubt Yasmine Nagdhi in Concerto. I barely drew breath - technically perfect, profoundly musical and she seemed to be completely immersed in it - mesmerising. Likewise Takada/Campbell in Rhapsody - wonderful - as great as she was in Swan Lake in the last stream. Campbell on really good form too. Sambe/Sullivan - what huge presence he has and she just gets better and better.
Scherzo very impressive - Zucchetti will be one to watch. Great to see. Hayward/Coralles finally doing Swan Lake pdd - he was refreshingly sweet and vulnerable rather than just the textbook ‘prince’ and she was lovely but I felt Takada tapped into the character better. More opportunities to develop this I hope. Golden Hour was wonderful - So beautifully danced and the music so well played and conducted too.
I’m not sure i would’ve chosen Monotones although I agree with balletnut55 that they were very strong. It is very long and the retro headgear does it no favours! I guess I think it might repel a lot of newer ballet watchers and that would be a shame so early in the programme.
I loved it all but my only real disappointment was not to have seen Magri/Ball in Corsaire.
I hope they can keep this up even after we go back to normal - Such a great way of reaching greater audiences.