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Giselle’s Restless Spirit: The Ballerina's Hamlet

Originally published by The Dance Current through The National Ballet of Canada’s Emerging Dance Critics program: http://www.thedancecurrent.com/column/giselle-s-restless-spirit

By Emily Trace

Traditionally described as ‘the ballerina’s Hamlet’, this production of Giselle by The National Ballet of Canada soundly debunks the adage. 811 more words


Ballet Review: Anastasia

I went to see The Royal Ballet’s Anastasia at a live cinema relay at the beginning of November. I wrote an article about my experience of live cinema relays for qmunicate, which is coming soon, but here’s my review of the production – leaving aside the issue of cinema screenings! 426 more words


Tricolore by Pacific Northwest Ballet

Thanks to PNB’s mission to get butts-in-seats, their 20% off tickets were too good to pass up, and I ended up being able to see Tricolore in its last show. 1,614 more words

Dance Diary

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


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