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2 - 17 Jun 2022
Royal Opera House   |  American Ballet Theatre8 Performances
03 June 2022www.theguardian.comLyndsey WinshipLike Water for Chocolate review – Christopher Wheeldon’s delectable take on a magic-realist love story
Not all choreographers are good directors, but Christopher Wheeldon is. Even when dealing with a tricky text such as Laura Esquivel’s magical realist novel Like Water for Chocolate, his is a steady hand. His choreography seems in a telepathic relationship with the melody and mystery of Joby Talbot’s score, while Bob Crowley’s designs, inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán, give a sense of heat and isolation, and some visually arresting coups de theatre.