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Balletronic (The Ballet Revolucion Company)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015


Balletronic is experimental without being pretentious, and goes from modern to classical, surprising to familiar, crisp to gutsy, from one twirl to the next. Purists can have their pirouettes and point shoes, and the rest can have a violin solo delivered as if it were classic rock guitar. I haven’t ever seen the fusion of contemporary and traditional ballet pulled off so successfully on such a large scale. Both solo and ensemble work was of a meticulously high standard, costuming and props were excellent; my favourite dance was one that integrated cables. It’s not necessarily cutting edge or deeply challenging, but this is ballet for everyone – audience, dancers, and the fantastic live musicians are all having fun.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lucy Diver]