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Your reaction: The Bolshoi's Swan Lake

Audience tweets about the opening performance of the Russian company's summer residency, Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake.

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

30 July 2013 at 10.42am | 8 Comments










Have you seen the Bolshoi perform? What makes the company’s style so unique?

The Bolshoi Ballet perform Swan LakeLa BayadèreThe Sleeping BeautyJewels and The Flames of Paris until 17 August. Tickets are still available for some productions but there are no day tickets for Bolshoi performances.

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

30 July 2013 at 10.42am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Bolshoi Ballet, by Yuri Grigorovich, Golden Jubilee, London, review, Social Media, Swan Lake, twitter, your reaction

This article has 8 comments

  1. Incredible dancing but often strangely unmoving. Royal and English National Ballet may not be able to compete dancer for dancer but what they deliver can be more emotionally satisfying.

  2. Alina responded on 30 July 2013 at 4:02pm Reply

    We enjoyed Swan Lake very much. Svetlana Zakharova is the best ballerina in the world! Beautiful, sophisticated, exquisite. The performance was magical. Thank you!

  3. Daniela Hristova responded on 30 July 2013 at 10:37pm Reply

    Swan Lake 29 July: Svetlana Zakharova was an outstanding Odile (although I would like to see a more sensitive Odette), enjoyed the whole performance and in particular the beautiful dancing of Vladislav Lantratov and Denis Medvedev. Wonderful music wonderfully played by the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra! Well done!

  4. Pablo responded on 31 July 2013 at 12:40pm Reply

    30th July performance. On the whole really wonderful. Although it was a little unsynchronised in places, the better known sections were exceptionally precise. Maria Alexandrova was very good, and Alexei Matrakhov a wonderful Fool. Hugely disappointed by the ending used, and a little disappointed by the solo violinist Inna Li, whose solo pieces during Dance of the Swans, whilst very good, were far far too quiet.

  5. Alina responded on 13 August 2013 at 4:51pm Reply

    I have seen Bolshoi Ballet performing Swan Lake on 10th August. The performance in itself was lovely and at times exquisite. One caveat though- the enthusiasm showed by some of the audience (they consistently applauded after every sequence instead of each act) diminished the emotional intensity and beauty which Tchaikovsky’s music and Bolshoi performers are capable of rendering. The artists felt compelled to oblige the public and they had to stop in mid scene to acknowledge the applauses, which made everything stop and restart, tiresome and less powerful.

  6. Miss karen ridley responded on 19 August 2013 at 1:58am Reply

    The first act of swan lake had tears running down my eyes great too see the ballet stars shoes when on their toes close up
    fantastic performance

  7. Karen Ridley responded on 19 August 2013 at 2:09am Reply

    The costumes are great the overall Dance was wonderful

  8. Margaret Jackson responded on 29 December 2014 at 9:04pm Reply

    Hugely disappointing. I too was unmoved . Didn't like the ending. Thought the scenery and costumes uninspiring . I shan't bother to pay the money to see the Bolshoi ballet again

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