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Dark Fantasy

by Linda on April 6, 2011

In reviewing Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, Luke Jennings of the Observer said of the recent string of fairy tale ballets in the UK over the last few months: “in tough economic times, you can sell more tickets if you offer family entertainment”. Yet, he added, “there’s nothing wrong with fairy stories, but if they are [...]

A Folk Tale

by Linda on March 29, 2011

Go If: You like fairy tales and fantasy RPGs filled with elfin creatures, cheeky trolls, a feisty heroine and a hero who triumphs against the odds. You are well-versed in Giselle, La Sylphide, Ondine and would like to try a different supernatural ballet. Skip If: You like your ballets with less plot development, more dancing [...]