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The Bolshoi's Don Quixote

On Sunday I attended the live cinema streaming of the Bolshoi ballet’s performance of Don Quixote, and boy did they deliver.

It was an incredible performance on all levels. 656 more words


'The Sleeping Beauty' by Mikhailovsky Ballet

This year, the Hong Kong Arts Festival presented “The Sleeping Beauty” by Mikhailovsky Ballet of Russia. Like winning the lottery, I happened to have bought the tickets for the show with Polina Semionova and Leonid Sarafanov in the leading roles. 1,079 more words

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English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Music by Prokofiev

English National Ballet

Palace Theatre, Manchester

26 November 2015

English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Bill Cooper… 188 more words

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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

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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

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