Monthly Archives: August 2015

La Bayadere – Irina Kolesnikova & St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: London Coliseum, 22 August 2015

Good night Irina With its hokum story and endless mime, the first act of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadère is not something to lose sleep over, particularly with its old-fashioned scrim sets, square-cut costumes and dreadful wigs. Once we … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Irina Kolesnikova and St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: London Coliseum, 13 August 2015

It’s all swander control The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre appears primarily to be a vehicle for the talents of Irina Kolesnikova and Swan Lake is her calling card. She has incredible control in her dancing, her technique is exemplary and … Continue reading

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Dance Film: Zeynep Dagli – experience dans une grotte

Going underground You’d think that the visual integrity of dance would make an ideal subject for film yet for years many have struggled to capture the feel of live performance. Of course, another option is to create something specially for … Continue reading

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Preview: NEBT – Dancing For Nepal: St James Theatre, London, 20-22 August 2015

Dancing For Nepal New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) and special guests are to present Dancing For Nepal, four special performances at London’s St James Theatre in August to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort. This unique show features … Continue reading

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Bale de Rua – Baila Brazil: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6 August 2015

In one Brasileiro and out the other If you’re planning to watch Baila Brazil don’t go expecting to see women resplendent in feathers and bikinis. In fact, you’ll get more satisfaction if you don’t expect to see any women at … Continue reading

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La Sylphide – Queensland Ballet: London Coliseum, 5 August 2015

A sylpher lining I may be wrong but La Sylphide has never struck me as the kind of ballet that gets people gabbing enthusiastically long into the night. It’s more of an ‘ah, that’s nice’ kind of affair. And so … Continue reading

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