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Your reaction: Cassandra

What did you think of Ludovic Ondiviela's ballet, which explores what it means to be called mad?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

31 October 2014 at 2.19pm | 8 Comments

What did you think of Cassandra?

Cassandra runs until 1 November 2014. Tickets are sold out, though returns may become available.
Ana Silvera is generously supported by PRS for Music Foundation and Women Make Music. 

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

31 October 2014 at 2.19pm

This article has been categorised Dance and tagged by Ludovic Ondiviela, Cassandra, Production, review, Social Media, twitter

This article has 8 comments

  1. Saul responded on 31 October 2014 at 11:18pm Reply

    Truly breathtaking. Choreography, set design, lighting and music were all outstanding and the performances were simply sublime. Olivia Cowley's performance will stay with me for a long long time. Amazing!

  2. Sheila responded on 1 November 2014 at 12:55pm Reply

    Sat in front row and was mesmerised. Dancing and singing and music was excellent. Very clever production.

  3. Daniel responded on 1 November 2014 at 7:24pm Reply

    Thank goodness the auditorium is in darkness- I never expected to be in tears, but the beauty and sadness of the piece is very affecting. Olivia Cowley is entrancing in the role and Ana Silvera a revelation.

  4. Richard Davis responded on 2 November 2014 at 11:21am Reply

    Excellent choreography, riveting performance from Olivia Cowley and so nice to see Mara Galeazzi back at ROH.

  5. Rebecca responded on 3 November 2014 at 12:26pm Reply

    I am so grateful to have seen Cassandra and experience an incredible piece that tackles what can be a sensitive subject matter in such a poignant and beautiful way.
    From start to finish, I felt so moved.
    Ana Silvera's exceptional music combined with Ludovic Ondiviela's choreography and Kate Church's visuals brought a cast and team together that gave so much and will be remembered for a long time to come.
    A very sincere thank you to all involved!

  6. Jean-Paul responded on 4 November 2014 at 6:20pm Reply

    I've seen a lot of amazing performances this year but this for me is the pinnacle - the music the staging the choreography the singing all working together like an interchangeable tailor made suit to fit around each other like a glove - it was pure magic - not only that though it was intelligently woven translating the sensitive subject matter in a translucent way that everyone could identify with - it played with your emotions on every level and you felt every moment. Dame Grace gave what I think to date is my favourite performance of any ballet on both viewings she was just stunning echoing every emotion and every nuance with a delicate ease in her dance in her expressions in her timings it was just one of the most Powerful performances I've ever seen - Mara gave an amazing performance as the mother and you could feel her pain and anguish on every level - Yuhui Choe as the Nurse sparkled in what was a pure genius moment of dance and As of Gary Avis what can you say the man is a chameleon and this for me was the favourite role I've seen him play as well such beautiful dance and the Vocals from Ana Silvera stunning and hauntingly beautiful not to forget to mention powerful performances of Paul Kay and Thomas Whitehead I feel like I could waffle on about this show for ever put simply if there was ever a perfect production this is it - belongs on the main stage

  7. Vita responded on 4 November 2014 at 10:38pm Reply

    Une creation haute couture at every level.... Very emotional. So glad I got to see it.

  8. Megan responded on 4 November 2014 at 10:46pm Reply

    As a professional working in Mental Health, a person whose family has been impacted and someone who works everyday to make a difference for those marginalised...this piece stands as a musical, visual and emotional work of art. Without any of that...because my partner ticks none of those boxes...it was fantastically beautiful, incredibly moving and so meaningful. Well done all.

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