Oh dear. Hope sprung eternal that the second offering from Sergei Polunin’s scratch company would be better than the embarrassing first (at Sadler’s Wells, back in March). But it was not to be. The 28-year-old former Royal Ballet star’s stated aims with Project Polunin are entirely praiseworthy: “support, nurture and create new work”; “educate, mentor and develop” talent; “support [dancers’] physical and mental wellbeing”.
The biggest joy of this revival, however, is to see so much rich, detailed, full-bodied choreography performed so very well. As Sylvia, Marianela Nuñez sparkles her way through the tale. Admittedly, she’s a very different dancer from Fonteyn (for whom the role was created), and a die-hard Ashtonian might (justly) carp at the way she fudges some of the choreographer's more intricate footwork.
Rambert’s new mixed bill is a reminder of two things above all about Britain’s oldest (and yet resolutely contemporary) dance company. For one thing, it remains endearingly unafraid to experiment. Take Goat, one of two new pieces on offer. This is a tricky one to review, not just because it so completely defies expectations and conventions, but because surprise is a large part of the fun, perhaps even much of the entire point.
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