This article is from 2009.
Three diverse works from our national ballet company, all of which will put these increasingly powerful dancers to the test. Reportedly his own personal favourite, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Scenes de Ballet opens the night with style and sophistication. William Forsythe’s extremely fast and precise Workwithinwork supplies the filling, with a brand new production of Petrushka by Ian Spink to close. Once a 19th century tale of tragic puppets on tour, Spink’s version updates the Russian classic to something far more real and contemporary. Prepare to be impressed.
Edinburgh Playhouse, 473 2000, 4 Sep, 7.30pm; 5 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £10–£42.