Thursday, 11 May 2017

Casanova


 From it's first few minutes, I just knew we were watching something very special. The Northern Ballet's production of Casanova ( playing for just a few days at Saddler's Wells ) started with a real bang! A Gothic cathedral, with nuns, hooded monks and inquisition cardinals dressed in vibrant red gliding back and forth alongside an overtly sexual young Casanova, the ballet was a totally theatrical experience and a feast for the eyes from the get-go
It was amazing! At times incredibly moving, sexy, adventurous and wonderfully exciting.
I couldn't praise it more highly even though some of the narrative in the second half was somewhat confusing.
If you get the chance to see it, please do so. Even the Prof wants to see it again!


 

I had a lovely 24 hours in the capital. Breakfast in the skygarden
A visit to The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House , a bit of shopping, lunch at Dishoom and a snooze in Green Park.....lovely xxx

21 comments:

  1. I had to google the skygarden - WOW!

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  2. Your ballet review almost makes me think I should go to see my first ever ballet... but i would have to wear dark glasses in case anyone I knew saw me.

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  3. What a wonderful memory for a wonderful couple!

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  4. What a fabulous visit.

    cheers, parsnip

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  5. Glad you enjoyed your time some completely.

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  6. I'm glad you had a good time! What a lovely rich-looking backdrop for the ballet.

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  7. Casanova sounds wonderful . . .
    Lovely 24 hours!

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  8. Sounds like the perfect day.

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  9. Oh I wish I could have been there. I will have to put it on my wish list.

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  10. Lovely!
    Greetings Maria x

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  11. You two go to wonderful shows! We are going to be in London for only a few days in mid July, it'll be just our luck if they're between shows! But you've whetter my appetite so I'll do some searching. What a great memory for you both.

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  12. The photographs make it all look intriguing John - I really miss going to both opera and ballet living out here. But there are other consolations.

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    1. The northern ballet is only at leeds! Casanova played there and in york before its london debut

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  13. The only ballet I have been to was in Budapest in the State Opera House. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day out. It was great here.

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  14. How were the sex scenes? Felliniesque?

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    1. Yes, not as many as one may expect !

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  15. Those still images are inspiring enough. Would love to see it. You are so full of culture!

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  16. Just a great review. Thanks.

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