Monthly Archives: May 2011

Clara/Howl – Bern:Ballett: Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden, 27 May 2011

The whole of the Moon – it’s Miller Time! Poor Clara Wieck. In Cathy Marston’s one act ballet (the first of two UK premieres on tonight’s bill) she’s thrown about between her beau and her father and then has to … Continue reading

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Inala – Dancers of the Royal Ballet & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, 18 May 2011

Classical and Zulu go toe toe Billed as a Zulu ballet, Inala is the brainchild of Sisters Grimm, the creative pairing of Royal Ballet dancer Pietra Mello-Pittman and composer Ella Spira. Together they’ve formed a unique collaboration between Classical ballet and Zulu song and dance using … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Vienna Festival Ballet: Chequer Mead, 19 May 2011

Published 26 May 2011: East Grinstead Courier & Observer Cats, Cross-dressers and Chiming Clocks. All in a day’s work for Cinderella. The Vienna Festival Ballet pirouetted into Chequer Mead last week bringing a sparkling new version of Cinderella with them. A tale of … Continue reading

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Cleopatra – Northern Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 17 May 2011

When in Rome… Or Cairo The ambitious Northern Ballet rolled into town last night with a red carpet to present their new Cleopatra to Sadler’s Wells. Relating the Egyptian queen’s story from marrying and murdering her brother Ptolemy to her … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Chris Nash – A Flash of Light; V&A Museum, London

Dancing Blow Up Hidden away in the deepest recesses of London’s V&A museum, just through the shop, right along the courtyard, up the stairs and past Jewellery, you’ll find the Theatre & Performance section and, until August 29th 2011, an … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: New Wimbledon Theatre, 3 May 2011

Published 5 May 2011: Wimbledon Guardian Making the night go with a bang The ever popular Matthew Bourne is back at the New Wimbledon Theatre with his ground-breaking production of Cinderella. Originally staged in 1997 and set in wartime … Continue reading

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