Guillem and Cope at the top of their game in a perfectly judged physical and emotional performance of the last act pas de deux from Manon. Tsunami Gala Royal Opera House, 27 March 2005
At the beginning of 2011 an extraordinary happening occurred in the ballet world: Sylvie Guillem, who had almost given up her pointe shoes and had been focusing on contemporary dance, returned to one of her most celebrated roles, Manon. Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet had won her praise all over the world, so the 46 year-old was certainly taking a gamble, but one which paid off magnificently. The three performances at Milan’s La Scala were a triumph.
Manon – Bedroom – Pas de deux Elena Glurdjidze