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Exhilarating: English National Ballet triple bill, at Sadler’s Wells, reviewed

19 November 2022

9:00 AM

19 November 2022

9:00 AM


Sadler’s Wells

Men in Motion

London Coliseum

Headed for San Francisco, Tamara Rojo bows out of her directorship of English National Ballet with an exhilarating triple bill demonstrating her success in expanding the repertory and raising technical standards. If only the company could tour this class of work outside London.

The climax of the evening was a new version of The Rite of Spring by Mats Ek – his second stab at dramatising music so graphically vivid and violently aggressive that choreographers since Nijinsky have struggled to find imagery and movement to match its primal energy.

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