Food, Song, and Chess…

Some fun, creative analogies and descriptions of dance and dance works I’ve come across in reviews recently…


“If Ratmansky’s first Cinderella was a tongue-scorching Wasabi pea, this one is a smooth, sophisticated sugared almond.”

– Hanna Weibye, “Cinderella, Ratmansky/Australian Ballet, London Coliseum

“Mouthwatering” Sugared Almonds and other sweet stuff… by Theo K. Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.


“Dancing as Matthew, Christian Clark takes bounding leaps and head-spinning pirouettes that sing with emotion.”

– Cynthia Bond Perry, “Review:‘Moulin Rouge’

Handel Aria Detail 1
Detail from “Handel, Rinaldo Aria, 1876”. Wikimedia Commons Public Domain Image.


“[..] its kaleidoscopically lit, ever-shifting rows and columns are composed as intricately as a Kasparov opening gambit.”

Macbeth outgunned by a massive party – review

Opening chess position from black side” by MichaelMaggs. Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.