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Casanova - the ballet

As I’ve said before I love Northern Ballet because they’re such good storytellers, and Casanova was no exception.

Based on Ian Kelly’s biography of Casanova, Kenneth Tindall (an ex-Northern Ballet dancer) created his very first full-length piece that moves from his time in the church, to his many benefactors and lovers, to Casanova as a musician, writer and thinker. 350 more words

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GALLERY & REVIEW - Birmingham Royal Ballet: Cinderella

Although one may be lead to believe that someone who has spent their whole life living within the Wigan Borough would be extremely cultured & completely aware of what makes a good Ballet, unfortunately, I do not fit into this category. 748 more words


Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema - The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty has all the requisite elements of a classic fairy tale. A princess, a king, a queen, suitors to the princess, good fairy, bad fairy, magic, a prince who wakes the princess up with a kiss! 753 more words


Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake @ the Palace

Swan Lake

Music by Tchaikovsky

Moscow City Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

9 February 2017

All the courtly gang are here.

We have king, queen, prince and princess; Harlequin and Raven; swans white and chequered and black. 173 more words

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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

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