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The Firebird

A professional ballet dancer since 1998, Laurent Liotardo has performed all over the world with major companies including Paris Opera Ballet, Marseille National Ballet and, since 2003, with English National Ballet. Being surrounded by such beautiful artists at ENB soon led him to discover and develop a real passion for photography.  Here Laurent shares some of [...]

Ballets by Ratmansky

by Emilia & Linda on May 31, 2013

A case of incurable Ratmansky Fever means we continue to chase the choreographer’s new works around the globe, so make sure to check back in with us next week for our thoughts on his new trilogy set to Shostakovich and premiering during ABT’s Met season tonight. We’ll be there. Meanwhile, taking our cue from assorted [...]

One of the highlights so far in this year’s ballet calendar was English National Ballet’s Coliseum season with “Beyond Ballets Russes”: two bills, great value for seasoned ballet-goers and new audiences alike. We were delighted when Dave Wilson – who blogs at Dave Tries Ballet – agreed to report back to us on both programs. [...]

Mariinsky in London Roundup

by Emilia & Linda on August 26, 2011

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first visit to London, the Mariinsky Ballet left a trail of brilliancy following its three-week residency at Covent Garden. The company brought a selection of works that played to its strengths: from big classical works like Swan Lake and La Bayadère (which showed off a flawless corps de ballet) [...]

The Little Humpbacked Horse

by Emilia on July 11, 2011

Is this ballet for you? Go if: you like coming of age stories, where the male hero has to overcome various obstacles, preferably dancing plenty of virtuoso steps along the way (in fact, all three main characters have challenging steps to negotiate). Do not be put off by the weird title: The Little Humpbacked Horse [...]

Cult Blog Post of the Week

by Emilia & Linda on September 7, 2010

The V&A mini site for “The Golden Age of Ballets Russes” has now been loaded with photos, links and events. Ahead of the exhibition (opening 25 September 2010) we have been keeping up with their blog posts. While the press has been focusing on the frontcloth Two Women Running on the Beach (considered to be [...]