Here are some extracts from Debra Craine's review for The Times:
"THIS is one of those solid Royal Ballet productions that can be counted upon to bring in an audience and bring out the best in the company. Peter Wright’s superior, naturalistic staging does all the right things. It tells the story of Giselle with intelligent, lucid mime and real dramatic flair. It looks terrific, thanks to John Macfarlane’s autumnal forest designs which give vibrant atmosphere to Giselle’s Rhineland home. And it has the power to make you believe in angry ghosts."
The rest of the review is here : http://www.timesonli...-963682,00.html
She discusses both the Alina Cojocaru/Johan Kobborg cast as well as the Tamara Rojo/Carlos Acosta cast. She also mentions Zenaida Yanowsky who plays a fearsome Queen of the Wilis, and also won the National Dance Awards for Best Female. Here's link to their site, and the other nominees: http://www.nationald...best_female.htm
And here is Judith Mackrell's review for The Guardian: http://www.guardian....1123245,00.html
Here's an extract:
"Cojocaru gives one of those rare, astonishing performances in which the dancer is distilled into the metaphor and music of the choreography."
"Rojo finds a radiant stillness in her character, deploying her formidably centred balances to suspend Giselle in a supernatural world."
Here is also the review from the Telegraph by Ismene Brown: http://www.telegraph...ixartright.html
Edited by rebekah, 16 January 2004 - 07:54 AM.