Alexander McQueen always resisted the idea of working for dance. Even when invitations came from the Paris Opera Ballet, the fashion designer worried about being reduced to the status of “costume department”. But in 2009, he broke his rule – for Eonnagata, a poetic piece of dance theatre about the Chevalier d’Éon, a notorious 18th-century cross-dressing French spy. “This male-female character was so up my strasse,” McQueen told me.
With its guileless storytelling and Romantic mingling of the folksy and sublime, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide is a tricky ballet for modern companies to inhabit. Tamara Rojo’s decision to challenge English National Ballet’s dancers to take it on may have been sparked by her brilliantly bold investigation of its sister classic, Giselle, last season, with a traditional staging danced alongside a radically updated version by Akram Khan.
Peter Wright’s staging of the Romantic classic is rightfully established as one of the mainstays of the Royal Ballet’s repertory. Its revival gives opportunities to a clutch of impressive dancers, among them American Ballet Theatre guest David Hallberg, who dances Albrecht to Natalia Osipova’s Giselle, and the youthfully popular home pair, Francesca Hayward and Alexander Campbell, making their debuts in the ballet. • 19 January-9 March at Royal Opera House, London. Box office: 020-7304 4000.
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