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Swan Lake - Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mathews, Lawrence, Maslen - October 14th Matinee

Delia Mathews Odette is one of the most exquisite characterisations of the role I have ever had the pleasure to see. (Her Odette is excellent too.) Rarely have I been more moved by the slow story of new love which is the Act II pas de deux. 1,349 more words


Northern Ballet’s 1984


Music by Alex Baranowski

Choreography by Jonathan Watkins

Northern Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

14 October 2015

It was difficult to see beforehand how this one would quite work out. 351 more words

Theatre Review

Hong Kong Ballet's Pinocchio Exceeds Expectation

Last Saturday I had a most enjoyable afternoon watching “Pinocchio,” a brand new production by the Hong Kong Ballet that marked both the start of the company’s 2015 fall season and the world première of the ballet itself. 1,803 more words


A Midsummer Night's Dream (RNZB, 2015)

I saw Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of this the other night at the Aotea Centre – ASB Theatre in Auckland.

This was a brand new production for the Company – choreographed by Liam Scarlett, stage design by Tracy Grant Lord, lighting by Kendall Smith, and music by Nigel Gaynor (after Mendelssohn). 184 more words

Dance Review

PBT's "Don Quixote" Brings Fireworks, Needs A Bit More Finesse

No other ballet in the 19th-century romantic-classical repertoire seems more poised to fit Filipino dancers like the proverbial glove than “Don Quixote”. Its sunny ebullience and flamboyant showmanship seem tailor-made to local sensibilities; its slapstick and swagger, more like familiar accessories than strange props. 470 more words


La Fille mal gardée Cinema Relay– Osipova, McRae, Mosley, Saunders, Kay, Peregrine, May 5th 2015

Yes, there were a few ribbon mishaps. Yes, Peregrine nearly brought down the backcloth and nearly killed two members of the cast in doing so, and yes Lesley Collier is right about Natalia Osipova’s… 546 more words


La Fille mal gardée, Núñez, Acosta, Marriott, Hay, Avis, Peregrine, The Royal Ballet - April 22th 2015

This was as close to perfect a playing of this most delightful of ballets as I could have wished for. In fact, it was perhaps one of the happiest and most fulfilling times I have had at the Royal Opera House, for ballet, or for opera. 600 more words