Monthly Archives: March 2012

Beyond Ballets Russes, Programme 2 – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 28 March 2012

Fits and starts The second instalment of English National Ballet’s Beyond Ballets Russes season was an entertaining affair despite a lacklustre Apollo that opened proceedings. Zdenek Konvalina was a decidedly spikey Greco-Roman god and it wasn’t until he joined forces … Continue reading

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Nutcracker! – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: New Wimbledon Theatre, 13 March 2012

Pinker than a pink thing Originally created in 1992, Nutcracker! was Matthew Bourne’s first full-evening story ballet. Treading the boards 20 years later it remains just as fresh and entertaining as it must have done all those years ago at … Continue reading

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Emerging Dancer Award 2012 – English National Ballet: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5 March 2012

Up for the cup And the winner of English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Award 2012 is, surely by some distance, Yonah Acosta (pictured top left). He was the only competitor who seized the stage and grabbed the audience by the enthralls. … Continue reading

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Late at Tate Britain – English National Ballet: Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London; 2 March 2012

A damn good idea The English National Ballet excell in finding new spaces to perform. Their latest venture is a week-long residency at London’s Tate Britain museum that involves classes, workshops, rehearsals and more, all tying in with the Tate’s … Continue reading

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