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Dr. Coppelius

Coppélia

by GermaineCheng on March 16, 2013

Is this ballet for you? Go if:  You like John Hughes’s rom-com meets troubled teenager movies à la Sixteen Candles and Weird Science. Skip if: You prefer ballets with a stronger male role. The poor Franz doesn’t have much dancing to do until his big variation in the last act. Dream Cast: With her great technique and perfect [...]

Ballet Cross Collaborations

by Emilia & Linda on June 17, 2011

Heads up on three very original cross collaborations between dance and other art forms taking place across different parts of the globe this week: 1) Ballet & Graphic Design: Pointe Blank A collection of original images inspired by the story of Coppélia. In a first-of-its-kind collaborative project for Birmingham Royal Ballet, 27 artists and designers [...]

Fell in Love with a Girl

by Emilia on July 23, 2010

Reconstruction is the new black in London’s ballet summer season. The Mikhailovsky brought us earlier this week Mikhail Messerer‘s charming restoration of thirties success Laurencia (more on that later) and now the Bolshoi follows their opener Spartacus with something, in my opinion, far more interesting and entertaining: Sergei Vikharev’s reconstruction of the Petipa/Cecchetti original St. [...]