Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Peg Leg Ballet"

When Alexander Campbell of the Royal Ballet was asked, "Which role has tested you the most & how ?" his response was: "I had to perform Petroushka and Michael Corder’s brand new Le Baiser de la Fee in one evening and together they were a huge challenge. Being doubled over, pigeon toed and heavily made up as Petroushka was a test in itself but then having 20 minutes to get changed, showered and ready for the fresh faced Young Man in Baiser, which was completely classical and possibly one of the toughest things I’ve done stamina wise, was another level of testing! It was extremely rewarding though and possibly one of my favourite times in the company.

Above is Alexander Campbell as Eros in what I would call "Peg Leg Ballet."

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