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The Sleeping Beauty at The London Coliseum 06/06/18

Kenneth Macmillan’s The Sleeping Beauty was one of the first ballets performed by ENB under Tamara Rojo’s directorship back in 2013. Five years later it remains a glorious spectacle in their repertoire, packed with Marius Petipa’s demanding choreography, opulent glamour and lucid storytelling. 249 more words

Dancing with Mozart

I went to the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Dancing with Mozart – 4 contemporary ballets, from 3 choreographers, all to music by Mozart. 341 more words

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Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg in 'Giselle': A Magical Partnership and Historic Performance

It is a challenge to fall asleep after a hyper emotional and deeply touching ballet performance, let alone feeling unaffected. Last night, having witnessed the historic and much-awaited performance of “Giselle” by Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg with the American Ballet Theatre, I had a huge difficulty falling asleep. 1,559 more words


Obsidian Tear/Marguerite & Armand/Elite Syncopations at Royal Opera House 14/04/18

The Royal Ballet’s latest offering is a rather curious mixed bill containing contemporary, classical and carnivalesque works from three of its resident choreographers.

On the surface, each of them are tried and tested Opera House hits, but together the programme feels confused – with no common thread to weave them together. 126 more words

SF Ballet Frankenstein

Last night Calvin and I (somewhat) spontaneously hopped on the Bart to the War Memorial Opera House in SF to see Frankenstein put on by the SF Ballet. 147 more words


Sylvia at Royal Opera House 30/11/17

Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia was last seen as part of the Royal Ballet’s repertoire back in 2010. And how this glittering, mythical tale of silliness has been missed! 169 more words

English National Ballet’s Song of the Earth & La Sylphide

Song of the Earth & La Sylphide

Music by Mahler & Lovenskiold

English National Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

11 October 2017

We saw an excellent double-bill, a presentation of two very different pieces, by the English National Ballet. 182 more words

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