Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Work by Édouard Lock – La La La Human Steps: Sadler’s Wells, 29 September 2011

I’ve looked at lights from both sides now Renowned for their speed of movement Montreal’s La La La La Human Steps brought more than a touch of authority to the UK premiere of Édouard Lock’s unfathomably titled New Work by … Continue reading

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Rapunzel – the Final Chapter: Sisters Grimm

No tears before bedtime This is a little gem from Sisters Grimm, the collective name for Royal Ballet First Artist Pietra Mello-Pittman and composer Ella Spira. Gorgeously filmed by an outstanding creative team including Peter Talbot (Director of Photography on … Continue reading

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A Dream of Africa: Charity Gala in aid of Ashanti Development – Various Artists: Britten Theatre, 11 September 2011

A dream for Africa dreamed up in London A veritable smorgasbord of dancing talent graced London’s Britten Theatre for the annual Ashanti Development gala. Set up by a group of London Ghanaians Ashanti Development is a charity that helps combat extreme … Continue reading

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DVD Release: Jewels; Mariinsky Ballet, 3 October 2011

An abundance of Jewels Good news for anyone who enjoyed the Mariinsky’s stunning Ballet Imperial during their recent stint at London’s Covent Garden – their take on Balanchine’s Jewels is being issued on DVD and Blu-ray on 3 October 2011. … Continue reading

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TeZukA – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Sadler’s Wells, 6 September 2011

Bacteria to the future Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui pays homage to Osamu Tezuka, arguably the most influential manga artist of the twentieth century, in this world premiere of TeZukA. There are several beautiful duets, particularly one involving the novel use … Continue reading

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