Wednesday, 31 October 2018



Lovely afternoon all on my own at Sadler's Wells, watching Birmingham Royal Ballet's Fire & Fury programme: one ballet inspired by the Sun King Louis XIV ...



And one inspired by Turner's painting The Burning of the Houses of Parliament. There's a trailer here. Down side is I have to work tonight to catch up, but it was worth it!

4 comments:

Veronica Cooke said...


Sounds like the evening of working was worth it!

Mary said...

Sadly, I'm still catching up, Veronica - never do today what can be left until the last minute! But it was worth it.

Vintage Reading said...

Just reading the reviews of La Bayadere in the papers today and thinking I need to go to the ballet again. I used to go regularly when Darcey Bussell and Sylvie Guillem were dancing. Sometimes work needs to wait!

Mary said...

I used to go often, too, but hadn't been for ages, Nicola - and I know what you mean, blink, and there's a whole generation of new dancers. Loved Sylvie Guillem (her career spanned the years when I could afford nice seats!) though I wasn't so keen on her later contemporary work. Hard to believe she's retired. I remember seeing both Guillem and Bussell in Manon in the same week - so the compare/contrast was very fresh in my mind - and they were so different. Must have been a birthday present to myself!