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.
30 July 2013 at 10.42am | 7 Comments
Incredibly powerful ending. Loved it. Am a complete zakarhova fan. She’s chilling as odile. But love her arms #bolshoi
— McVic (@Vix_McVic) July 29, 2013
#Bolshoi My main gripe with Grigorovich’s Swan Lake is that there is just *too* much dancing. Still, it looks sumptuous.
— Leena Hassan (@leenahassan) July 29, 2013
Jury is out on the #Bolshoi and a rather lack lustre performance. Lots of misses, a fall and general malaise. Corps as always were superb
— Rachel Atkinson (@knittingtastic) July 29, 2013
Zakharova gave a truly spectacular performance. Lentratov also made best use of extended Rothbart’s role. #bolshoi
— Fedja Hadrovich (@Hadrovich) July 29, 2013
I suspect I’m in the minority here, but this is the least exciting Swan Lake I’ve ever seen #Bolshoi
— Vampire Soup (@VampireSoup) July 29, 2013
— Lucy Clare (@rosealare) July 29, 2013
Generally high quality dancing on stage 2nite: Zakharova a fragile Odette w w exquisite arms. Lantratov a super Sorcerer. #bolshoi
— anna merrick (@annakardar) July 29, 2013
— Chris (@ManInSeatD26) July 29, 2013
Wish the Bolshoi had opened in London with ANYTHING other than Grig’s vandalised Swan Lake. Some fine dancing treats to be seen though
— Judith Mackrell (@judithmackrell) July 30, 2013
1st #Bolshoi Swan Lake last night – Zakharova’s arms worth watching alone but missed the emotional intensity we are so spoilt by with the RB
— Liana Gregorians (@lianagregorians) July 30, 2013
Have you seen the Bolshoi perform? What makes the company’s style so unique?
The Bolshoi Ballet perform Swan Lake, La Bayadère, The Sleeping Beauty, Jewels and The Flames of Paris until 17 August. Tickets are still available for some productions but there are no day tickets for Bolshoi performances.