Monthly Archives: July 2015

Life in Progress – Sylvie Guillem: London Coliseum, 29 July 2015

Subtle tease This show was what many might call a slow burn. Only it didn’t have the burn. As has been well-publicised, Sylvie Guillem is in the midst of a world tour of Life in Progress which, at the age … Continue reading

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Preview: Irina Kolesnikova – Swan Lake & La Bayadere: London Coliseum, 13-23 August 2015

The dancing Irina Back on the stage after taking time away to give birth to a daughter, Irina Kolesnikova returns to London in August 2015 with the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Taking no prisoners she’s undertaking a mammoth run of … Continue reading

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Inala – Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Sadler’s Wells, London, 11 July 2015

The joy! The joy! It’s not often that Sadler’s Wells gets an overwhelming standing ovation for one of its shows but that’s exactly what it got for Mark Baldwin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Inala. Actually the brainchild of composer Ella … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Dutch National Ballet: London Coliseum, 8 July 2015

Shoe fire hit Although Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella starts off pretty morbidly with Cinderella’s mother coughing up blood into a hanky, beyond that it doesn’t really live up to the programme’s exaltations that it’s a darker representation of the famous fairy … Continue reading

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