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Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Khan’s Giselle

Music by Vincenzo Lamagna after Adolphe Adam

English National Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

27 September 2016

Although the choreographer gets the possessive credit, just as the director owns a film, this production was a perfect storm of talents. 239 more words

Theatre Review

Giselle (RNZB 2016)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has re-staged it’s Johan Kobborg and Ethan Stiefel choreographed 2012 production of Giselle.

There have been some tweaks – there is now a clever front projection to create the extensive roots of a tree that appear to move. 154 more words

Dance Review

the colour in anything

To burn like cedar, I request another dream, I need a forest fire…

When the curtain rose and James Blake’s echoey beats leaked out, I became aware of every sense.  363 more words


Review | Cinderella, The Australian Ballet, London Coliseum

The Australian Ballet return to the London Coliseum this summer with the UK debut of Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella, created on the company in 2013. Sleek, surreal and contemporary, there is no trace of a pumpkin or any talking mice in this new adaptation of the classic fairy tale. 823 more words


The Bolshoi's Don Quixote

On Sunday I attended the live cinema streaming of the Bolshoi ballet’s performance of Don Quixote, and boy did they deliver.

It was an incredible performance on all levels. 656 more words


'The Sleeping Beauty' by Mikhailovsky Ballet

This year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival presented “The Sleeping Beauty” by Mikhailovsky Ballet of Russia. Like winning the lottery, I happened to have bought the tickets for the show with Polina Semionova and Leonid Sarafanov in the leading roles. 1,079 more words

Performing Arts

English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Music by Prokofiev

English National Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

26 November 2015

English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Bill Cooper… 188 more words

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