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The Royal Ballet: Manon, London, March-May 2018


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Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the dress rehearsal for the Royal Ballet's run of Manon (opens March 29th, through to midMay, 2018). Here are some photos:


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Christopher Saunders, Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell
© Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr

 

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Francesca Hayward, Federico Bonelli
© Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr

 

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Claire Calvert, Alexander Campbell
© Foteini Christofilopoulou. Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr

 

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Set from DanceTabs: Royal Ballet - Manon
Courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr


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Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Heartbroken as woke up with streaming cold and had to miss the dress rehearsal. Never mind I have tickets for 1st May, same cast I think. Meanwhile I can enjoy the photos and reviews to come. 

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Lovely photos, so much looking forward to seeing Manon on 13th April with Natalia Osipova and Vladimir Shklyarov, not familiar with Vladimir Shklyarov as a dancer but should be an exciting evening plus it has Yasmine Naghdi,  Marcelino Sambé and Gary Avis!!!!

 

Last time I saw Manon was 2014 with Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov and that was a magical matinee performance (really glad they have been paired together again for this run, have also booked in for the cinema encore viewing of the ballet on 6th May).

 

Its one of my favourite ballets, love the costumes and I adore the music, am counting down the days. 

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21 minutes ago, ninamargaret said:

Good day for Manon today - picture in The Times and music played on Radio 3 plus an interview with Beatrix Stix-Brunell. Don't need any encouragement to look forward to tomorrow evening but still welcome.

It was Meghan Grace Hinkis interviewed on In Tune!

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31 minutes ago, Sim said:

Wow, Bonelli and Hayward dancing the full ballet two days in row?!  

I'm guessing that the lovely photos are from a Dress Rehearsal on an earlier date. It would be good to know which cast danced at today's General Rehearsal. Sadly I had to miss it.

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Just out from a brilliant first night - superb staging, lovely costumes, poignant music, and fantastic dancers. Cannot think of many more superlatives for Francesca Hayward, and she was so well supported by Bonelli. I loved Alexander Campbell as Lescaut - he was so exuberant and also very amusing in the drunken dance scenes, along with Claire Calvert. Get tickets if you can !

 

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I had a ticket but have a horrible flu-like virus so had to give my ticket away.  My daughter just texted me to say that Hayward/Bonelli were amazing.  So go on folks....anyone else want to make me feel even worse??!!  😂😳. I have to wait until their next performance to see them.  

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3 minutes ago, Sim said:

I had a ticket but have a horrible flu-like virus so had to give my ticket away.  My daughter just texted me to say that Hayward/Bonelli were amazing.  So go on folks....anyone else want to make me feel even worse??!!  😂😳. I have to wait until their next performance to see them.  

So sorry Sim - hope you are better soon and I'm sure you will love their next performance. 

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6 minutes ago, Sim said:

I had a ticket but have a horrible flu-like virus so had to give my ticket away.  My daughter just texted me to say that Hayward/Bonelli were amazing.  So go on folks....anyone else want to make me feel even worse??!!  😂😳. I have to wait until their next performance to see them.  

 

Hope you feel better soon, Sim.

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8 minutes ago, Mary said:

Sorry Sim

 Hope you are better soon. I had flu and missed the whole of Giselle. 

But oh... Francesca Hayward's delicate, fluid perfect lines tonight ! 

Indeed - she moves so beautifully, and her arms seem to have several more joints than us mere mortals!

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Absolutely stunning! Even got me tearful, not an easy thing to do. Hayward was so delicate, displaying all the different facets of the character , Bonelli was ardent, very moving particularly in the last act. They looked good together and his partnering was superb. I loved Alexander Campbell, although I missed the nastiness that David Wall used to bring to the part. Needless to say, Gary Avis made the most unpleasant Gaoler! All in all a.marvellous evening. I'm sorry you missed it Sim, hope the dreaded bug goes quickly - you don't want to miss this!

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A fabulous performance from the whole company, but Hayward was simply breathtaking. As others have mentioned, her movements are so fluid; one melting into the next - then when she clenches her hand the contrast makes such an incredibly strong impact. She elevated dance to something really special tonight. So glad I could witness it.

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