Monthly Archives: March 2013

Don Quixote – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 30 March 2013

Full speed ahead Mr Bosun! The return to London of Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote, the ballet that made the couple’s name in the capital when they performed it with the Bolshoi in 2010, was more like … Continue reading

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Giselle – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 27 March 2013

Ghosting into town The St Petersburg-based Mikhailovsky Ballet, under artistic director Nacho Duato, have arrived at the London Coliseum for a two-week season and bring with them a rather stronger line-up of Principals than when they last visited in 2010. Tonight’s … Continue reading

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Aladdin – Birmingham Royal Ballet: London Coliseum, 20 March 2013

Djinn Genie, let yourself go In 1910 Michel Fokine choreographed Scheherazade for the Ballets Russes. Watching David Bintley’s new production of Aladdin for Birmingham Royal Ballet you’d be forgiven for thinking that not much has changed in the 100 years … Continue reading

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Rambert Dance Company on The Space: watch four complete performances free online

Plugging a gap Over the past few years ballet and dance has done much to promote itself through cinema and TV. Now there’s also a unique online platform called The Space, a digital arts service from Arts Council England developed … Continue reading

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Atoms for Peace – Ingenue: Official Video

Wayne McGregor & Thom Yorke at the double! Not content with  collaborating on Radiohead’s Lotus Flower video, Thom Yorke and Wayne McGregor are at it again for Yorke’s new offshoot band Atoms for Peace. Clearly having gained confidence from the … Continue reading

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Emerging Dancer 2013 – English National Ballet: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 4 March 2013

Fancy Nancy Dancey – she’s a winner! There was an interesting change of format this year for the English National Ballet’s hugely entertaining Emerging Dancer 2013 competition. Instead of performing two solos the six finalists were first paired up to … Continue reading

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Vollmond (Full Moon) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, 23 February 2013

My eyes see dreams One of Pina Bausch’s final creations Vollmond (Full Moon) shows how her career went from The Rite of Spring to the joys of Spring. Everybody’s kissing in Vollmond, either leaping onto chairs to smooch their beloved … Continue reading

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