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Swan Lake - Salenko, McRae, Gartside Gruzin - March 21st 2015 (matinee)

Of all the Swan Lake performances I have seen this season, this was the best. A strong statement but one borne from fact, consideration and some portion of emotion. 1,214 more words

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Swan Lake - Obraztsova, McRae, Gartside, Gruzin - March 16th 2015

Here was a highlight of Royal Ballet’s current Swan Lake season, a guest slot for Evgenia Obraztsova, a dancer I so nearly didn’t see as I was due to attend a show where she has cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. 1,082 more words

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Swan Lake - Osipova, Golding, Avis, Gruzin - March 17th 2015

This was again a white swan which in some ways failed to take full, tragic flight. Natalia Osipova’s Odette did not fully convince me that she was in distress of despair at finding herself imprisoned, doomed by curse. 986 more words

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A One-Time Review of Soviet Ballet in Bishkek

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to be so bad.  I thought that it would be quaint and soviet, but still graceful and artful (like the majestic soviet-era building that houses the national theater with its peeling pale pink walls and chandeliers reflectent in floor-to-ceiling mirrors).   194 more words

Living Abroad

'Swan Lake' Soviet-Style

Swan Lake
Mariinsky Ballet

January 28, 2014
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, D.C.

By Lisa Traiger

Swan Lake, the very epitome of ballet, is both the apex and the aspiration of companies the world over. 727 more words


Northern Ballet’s Cinderella


Music by Philip Feeney

Choreography by David Nixon

Northern Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

18 November 2014

With Northern Ballet’s new production of ‘Cinders’, it’s fireworks all the way. 157 more words

Theatre Review

English National Ballet's Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Music by Tchaikovsky

English National Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

8 October 2014

This is a thrilling production of the classic ballet.

All the essential elements are present: beautiful performances of choreography by Petipa, Ivanov and Ashton; a vibrant rendition of Tchaikovsky’s rich and complex score by the Orchestra of English National Ballet; an elegant and erotic swan/princess in Alina Cojocaru and with Alejandro Virelles taking full command of the role of the gallant Prince Siegfried.  140 more words

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