Aladdin review: A favourite Christmas fairytale turned into steps that speak to everyone

Aladdin review: A favourite Christmas fairytale turned into steps that speak to everyone
 

Few people since Royal Ballet co-founder Frederick Ashton can take the often snooty classical technique and turn it into steps that speak to everyone. 
Think West Side Story, then Swan Lake. 
Bintley aims Aladdin, one of our favourite Christmas fairytales and a sort of Romeo And Juliet, at the seasonal family audience. 
But his steps would also perfectly fit the tragic feathery love story of Odette and Odile on their gloomy pond.  
Tall and elegant, Mathias Dingman was an ideal Aladdin last week at Birmingham Royal Ballet’s London stopover in their current busy UK tour. 
And though his... read more

 
5 November 2017 in Entertainment, Views: 78
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