|Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli in The Human Seasons|
Photo: ROH / Bill Cooper
|The Rite of Spring|
Photo: ROH / Johan Persson
Performed beautifully by the crème de la crème of Royal Ballet talent, including Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Edward Watson and Marianela Nuñez, the work was classically-rooted with some interesting modern twists, such as unusual pas de deux grips. The new musical score by Greg Haines was also exquisite and skilfully changed mood from vibrant and upbeat to haunting and meditative and back again.
The Human Seasons was sandwiched between two other great works by British choreographers - Wayne McGregor's Chroma and Kenneth MacMillan's The Rite of Spring (pictured left). Both were equally well performed, with special praise going again to Hamilton for her superb McGregor contortions.