Monthly Archives: April 2014

Swan Lake – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April 2014

Swan of the best It’s nearly twenty years old now but, judging by this performance, Matthew Bourne’s famous Swan Lake hasn’t dated a bit and is still one hell of a show. It shows Bourne at his undisputed best; clear … Continue reading

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Preview: Matthew Bourne – Swan Lake: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April – 3 May 2014

It’s swanderful When Matthew Bourne first presented his new version of Swan Lake in 1995 he could never have envisaged the elevated position it was to achieve in the world’s dance canon. Now, 19 years later and he’s touring it … Continue reading

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Rodin – Eifman Ballet: London Coliseum, 17 April 2014

Set in Stone With all of Eifman Ballet’s beautifully sculpted bodies on display, Rodin’s desperate love triangle with his wife and mistress makes a visually perfect subject for a ballet. Boris Eifman’s choreography is tough and uncompromising. Occasional flits of … Continue reading

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Lac – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo: London Coliseum, 9 April 2014

Fiddle-de-dee There are plenty of Swan Lake’s out there but not many of them have Siegfried eagerly getting it on with the Black Swan first. It’s just one of many alterations that Jean-Christophe Maillot has made in his version for … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – English National Ballet: Barbican Theatre, London, 5 April 2014

Claiming new territory A new venue and a new outlook. Tamara Rojo has commissioned three new works for the English National Ballet from three of Britain’s brightest choreographers, including two contemporary choreographers, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan, who’ve never worked … Continue reading

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