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Mikhailovsky Ballet

Nacho Duato

by lupiquero on June 12, 2013

The Duato Style If there is something that defines Nacho Duato’s style of movement, it is dynamics: his language is expressive, fluid and fast. However, to properly understand Duato past his quite characteristic European contemporary style (clearly influenced by his work with Kylián), one needs to also consider his musicality: Duato’s work is always very [...]

The Mikhailovsky Ballet kicks off its London residency this week. In its third appearance at the Coliseum (where it previously performed in 2008 and 2010) and with an impressive roster of principal dancers that includes Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev and Leonid Sarafanov, as well as guest artists Polina Semionova and Denis Matvienko, the Mikhailovsky is ready to show us ballets [...]

Time Has Told Me: Reconstructing Ballet

by Linda on August 27, 2010

Last month I attended the opening night of Laurencia by the Mikhailovsky Ballet. This Chabukiani ballet, very popular with audiences in the Soviet era and a vehicle for Russian virtuoso performers, had been dropped out of repertory somewhere around the seventies. For a while all that was left of it were selected extracts performed in [...]


by Linda on July 30, 2010

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You love bold and spicy ballets à la Don Quixote. You’re all for feisty leading ladies and bravura dancing. Skip If: You can’t stand an endless parade of divertissements and folk dancing. You think serious historical plays should not be turned into light entertainment. Dream Cast Laurencia: Natalia [...]