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Bolshoi in London Roundup

by Emilia & Linda on August 7, 2010

Following a 3-year gap London ballet audiences finally got the Bolshoi back in town for summer. A long season at Covent Garden meant we had plenty of time to see an enticing mix of well-crafted reconstructions, heritage ballets, contemporary pieces and world class performers. Here we recap on our favorite moments of the tour: Linda [...]

La Fille Mal Gardée Roundup

by Emilia on May 3, 2010

Yesterday The Independent published an interesting feature on the Royal Ballet’s Liam Scarlett, a young choreographer who wants to challenge the perception of ballet as an art that is “all about tutus and glitter”. We posted this feature on Twitter and Facebook and got interesting reactions. On both channels people hastened to add that ballet [...]

Romeo and Juliet Roundup

by Emilia on March 21, 2010

The event? A marathon of Romeos and Juliets at Covent Garden. The challenge? To see almost every cast combination available. The result? A ballet with the feel of one of those great cinematic experiences you just want to prolong. And so for our Roundup this time we decided to match each of these performances to [...]

Sleeping Beauty Roundup

by Emilia on January 30, 2010

A while ago we wrote about the joys of seeing different casts in the same ballet.  While classics such as The Sleeping Beauty do not leave much room for highly individual interpretations of the central roles they still provide an interesting study of technical and artistic abilities of different ballerinas. In that spirit we took [...]

Giselle Roundup

by Emilia on May 22, 2009

Giselle belongs to the team of ballets we could watch over and over again: short & sweet (2 acts), few character dances  (as compared to Sleeping Beauty or Swan Lake), an engaging Romantic story blended with wonderful  vintage choreography. And it’s a real treat to be able to cherry pick so many great pairings in [...]