Monthly Archives: January 2013

Flames of Desire – Tango Fire: Peacock Theatre, London, 30 January 2013

Me and You Fans of Strictly thinking of going to watch Tango Fire’s Flames of Desire be warned; Ballroom is to Argentinean Tango what Richard Clayderman is to Beethoven. Whereas the former is generally timid and schmaltzy, Argentine Tango is … Continue reading

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the Talent 2013 – BalletBoyz: Richmond Theatre, London, 23 January 2013

All growing up Although they’ve always taken their work very seriously and their ability has never been in question, the BalletBoyz dedication to accessibility in the digital age has occasionally left them coming across a little superficially as a concept … Continue reading

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Richard Alston Dance Company – 2013 UK Tour preview; New Wimbledon Theatre, 9 February 2013

World Premiere for Wimbledon! The critically-acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company make a welcome visit to the New Wimbledon Theatre on 9 February to herald the start of their 2013 tour. Not only that but they’re presenting the world premiere of … Continue reading

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Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker – Tatyana preview: The Barbican, 31 January – 9 February 2013

Onegin, Twogin, Threegin Late January/early February sees London awash with Onegins. The Royal Ballet are performing John Cranko’s take on Pushkin’s famous tale, The Royal Opera are simultaneously presenting Kasper Holten’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s opera and, more experimentally, the Barbican … Continue reading

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BalletBoyz – the Talent 2013: UK Tour preview, 18 January – 23 March 2013

Boing! Boing! The original BalletBoyz, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, have upped the ante for their company’s brand new show the Talent 2013. No doubt dipping into their extensive Royal Ballet connections they’ve pulled off the considerable coup of commissioning … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 9 Januray 2013

The times they are a changing For Kenneth MacMillan The Sleeping Beauty was the cornerstone of any classical ballet company’s repertoire. This revival of the version he created for American Ballet Theater in 1987 serves as something of a yardstick … Continue reading

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Mikhailovsky Ballet preview – London Spring Tour 2013

Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova back in London in Spring 2013 What with the Bolshoi popping into Covent Garden in July and the Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the Coliseum on March 10, London is already doing quite well this … Continue reading

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Fuerzabruta – Fuerzabruta: Camden Roundhouse, London, 2 January 2013

The pools of your eyes The start of Fuerzabruta’s self-titled physical theatre show was infectious. A cascade of drumming, dry ice billowing, lights flashing, ticker-tape flurrying and a tight-knit ball of aerialists swinging around the Camden Roundhouse’s cavernous interior just … Continue reading

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