A Streetcar Name Desire was Beautifully, Poignant and Brilliantly Poetic
Raegan Carey | 5/19/2015, 9 a.m.
Sophie Martin, (Stella) principle dancer is a Native of France and has been with the company since 2005, she also nominated for a Critics Circle award and won best outstanding female performer for her role as Stella, Blanche’s young, naïve sister. Her incredible scenes with principal Dancer Eric Cavallarri (Stanley), her character’s husband were so intense and magnetic; it left you wondering with captivation like that if the two dancers were lovers in real life.
I am a huge fan of Sophie Martin as she is such an exceptional dancer, her moves so graceful, yet powerful. She and her partner commanded the stage, with such lustfulness and magnetism that they both seemed to move within the music, seducing audiences with their passion and grace, their movements together were danced beautifully, seamless and fluid.
I did not know what to expect with this critically acclaimed production but I was blown away and the show ended with an entire audience on their feet!
Artistic Director Christopher Hampton quotes that “Ballet is about far more than simply being a talented dancer. It is the ability to tell a story through movement, to evoke a range of emotions and to challenge people’s perceptions or beliefs.”
With the collaboration of his vision and beliefs, he has truly mastered and demonstrated this with this production.
The Scottish Ballet has incredibly mastered what they are good at, which is a provocative style of movement and story that has broadened the possibilities of the future of classical dance and manages to shift many of it’s current concepts. This is in fact a talented dance company with an artistic vision that you would not want to miss.
Catch the Scottish Ballet in a city near you as they continue on the rest of their USA tour. If you missed this production here in Houston and what to catch them while they perform in the USA please visit their website. You can check out more information on upcoming tours and dance productions here: http://www.scottishballet.co.uk.