A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

The Imperial Moscow of princes, princesses, magicians and mystics provides the setting for David Nixon's… [more]

A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

An Interview with Alban Lendorf

It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet… [more]

An Interview with Alban Lendorf An Interview with Alban Lendorf

Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin

At the start of the Ratmansky/Welch double bill at Staatsballett Berlin last week, Linda and I did our… [more]

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Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin

April 14, 2014
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At the start of the Ratmansky/Welch double bill at Staatsballett Berlin last week, Linda and I did our maths while enjoying a drink at the Schiller Theatre: together, we have now seen 22 Ratmansky works, having travelled over 9,000 miles (excluding the miles on the way back!) for them. Namouna, a Grand Divertissement, originally made for [...]

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An Unforgettable Evening with English National Ballet

April 11, 2014
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ENB is about to wrap up its successful season at the Barbican Theatre, and there are 2 further opportunities to catch the company’s innovative ballet-meets-contemporary-dance programme, Lest We Forget, tomorrow. So if you are in London, don’t miss it! Over here, we were very impressed with the output of new works, which we had the opportunity to relay from [...]

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An Interview with Alban Lendorf

April 7, 2014
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It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. I’m queuing for a drink, and so is a young couple right in front of me. It seems to be a classic situation: she is a ballet-lover and has brought her boyfriend/date/crush along. And just like the rest [...]

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The Sleeping Beauty: A Photo Gallery

March 25, 2014
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Yuhui Choe and Ryoichi Hirano are one of the highlights in the current Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty revival, with Mr. Crisp singling them out for praise: “a charming and very promising debut as Aurora, with Ryoichi Hirano a Prince of attractive nobility”. Alice Pennefather captured them at the general end of last month and, at long last, here [...]

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Kings of the Dance in London: An Interview with Roberto Bolle

March 17, 2014
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Kings of the Dance, a programme that seeks to showcase the artistry, style and power of some of today’s most celebrated male dancers – think Marcelo Gomes, Leonid Sarafanov and Ivan Vasiliev - has been on the road since 2006. Yet, surprisingly, this is its London debut. Ahead of performances at the Coliseum this week, we caught up [...]

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A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

March 10, 2014
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The Imperial Moscow of princes, princesses, magicians and mystics provides the setting for David Nixon’s brand new production of Cinderella for Northern Ballet, currently on tour in the UK. We recently had a chance to visit the company’s costume department in Leeds, and to chat to Costume Assistant Carley Marsh, as well as company dancer Vicky Sibson, [...]

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