_Jane Eyre_ and Ballet

August 16, 2013 at 8:33 am (Uncategorized)

I don’t have a lot to say about this, since I haven’t actually seen a ballet production of _Jane Eyre_.  But The Stage yesterday published a review of The Shanghai Ballet’s production of _Jane Eyre_, cheographed by Patrick de Bana, that caught both my attention and my imagination.  The review highlights “a love triangle between Rochester (Wu Husheng), Jane (Xiang Jieyan) and Rochester’s mad wife Bertha (Fan Xiaofeng)”, which fits with the way I’d envision the production.  I can more easily imagine the Thornfield scenes of the novel being translated into ballet than, for example, Jane’s early childhood.  (Disclaimer: this is very likely a limitation of my own imagination.)

The full text of the article can be found here.

The ballet is currently being performed at the Coliseum in London; it’ll be there only from August 14th through 17th.


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