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Dance

Predictably meh: Scottish Ballet’s new Swan Lake reviewed

Plus: some convincing sexual depravity in Tannhauser and an outstanding new double bill from the BalletBoyz at Sadler’s Wells

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

7 May 2016

9:00 AM

Swan Lake

Theatre Royal, Glasgow, touring until 4 June

Tannhäuser; (in between)

Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells

Life.

Sadler’s Wells, touring until 13 October

Every ballet company wants a box-office earner. But why Scottish Ballet’s leader Christopher Hampson kept on at David Dawson until he agreed to do a new Swan Lake is difficult to understand given the meh results. Dawson is a polite, undemonstrative choreographer, and his lack of enthusiasm has rather predictably produced an asthenic result.

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