Dance Ambassador Alfie Moulson, age 10, shares his review of BalletLORENT’s Rapunzel and tells us why he gives it…
4 out of 5 stars
I went to the Lowry to see Rapunzel by BalletLORENT which was a new production of the classic fairytale. A famous poet Carol Ann Duffy wrote some new words which were spoken aloud and helped to tell the story along with the dancing. An evil witch stole Rapunzel when she was a baby and loved her so madly she didn’t want to ever let her go even if that meant punishing her. When the prince fell in love with Rapunzel the witch locked her up in a very high tower so no one could find her.
The set was really clever, it was made from large panels of wrought metal which looked like the coolest garden fencing ever. The panels moved around to create different scenes. I liked the dancing which was pretty traditional although there was some great climbing. The costumes were OK, I really liked the 2 lizard-like creatures who hung out with the witch but I didn’t like some of the hats which covered the dancers heads and made them look a bit odd. Rapunzel’s hair was really red and I thought it was pretty inventive how the company used her hair in the dance. I also really liked the prince’s dancing when he was blind-folded although I won’t spoil the story for you. All in all it was worth seeing.
Review by Alfie Moulson, Lowry Youth Dance Ambassador