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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

Theatre Review

The Russian National Ballet Down Under … A Mediocre Performance at Best

The Russian Ballet is the rumoured to be one of the most elite ballet companies a dancer can dream of getting into. I’m not sure how true this is and with the performance I saw of The Russian National Ballet touring in Melbourne a couple of nights ago, I have my doubts. 793 more words

Northern Ballet's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I normally love the Northern Ballet and their ability to tell stories in an engaging and beautiful way. But they totally missed the mark on this one in almost every way. 301 more words

Bookish Things

"Jewels" at Lincoln Center Festival : A Joyous and Innovative Celebration of Balanchine's Ingenuity

It took me two days to calm down from the excitement of having watched the opening performance of “Jewels” at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival in New York. 1,744 more words

Ballet

ABT's 'Onegin': A Feast for the Eyes and the Heart

Last week I treated myself to two performances of “Onegin” by the American Ballet Theatre. Never have I seen the same ballet back to back like this, and I wouldn’t have done so if it wasn’t for the super stellar casts lined up for this week. 2,151 more words

Ballet

Eifman Ballet's 'Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death'

What a wonderful performance of “Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death” by Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg! The company has just concluded its tour in New York at the City Center as part of its North American tour to celebrate its 40th anniversary. 649 more words

Ballet

RNZB: Three by Ekman

I went to the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s latest production- at the Saint James Theatre – of three of Alexander Ekman’s contemporary ballet pieces Tuplet, Episode 31, … 299 more words

Show Review