Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Ballet Central

Toots Goes to Charleston
Photo: Bill Cooper
Mixed programme, Ballet Central, Linbury Studio Theatre @ ROH - reviewed on 11th May
  
In an exciting and diverse programme at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Ballet Central – a company of third year students from Central School of Ballet – was in good form.
 
The Corn pas de deux from Coppelia was danced with strength and charm by Saki Katoka and Peter Allen, supported by a well-rehearsed corps. Leanne King's choreography for Toots Goes to Charleston was upbeat and jazzy, giving students the chance to let their metaphorical hair down.
 
Completing the bill was Christopher Marney's sweet love story, Carousel Dances. Ballet Central excelled as playful carnival performers, with Emma Walker and Hugo Brown charming as the lead couple.

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