Reviews of the English National Ballet in "Swan Lake."
The Evening Standard
Tamara Rojo has looked a little shaky in some of her performances since taking on the daunting dual role of director and principal dancer at English National Ballet, but she’s back on form and she proves it in a different daunting dual role, as Odette/Odile in this in-the-round production of Swan Lake.
Golding, a guest artist from Dutch National Ballet, is a tall dancer with clean, expansive technique. He powers across the huge stage, his dancing eating up space. His face isn’t naturally expressive, but he drives himself into the action of the ballet.
The Arts Desk
I've attended this 16-year-old production again and again, faithfully searching every time to find what others effusively admire in it. I still can’t find it. It remains to me a paradox that Deane, who created a cherishable theatre staging of Swan Lake at the same time he was conceiving this bloated arena version, could have jugggled two sides of his imagination so opposite, the believing theatre director and the bombastic sergeant-major.