Category Archives: Christopher Wheeldon

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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Boston Ballet 50th Anniversary preview: London Coliseum, 3 – 7 July 2013

Are you looking for another girl? They’ve been around for 50 years now but it’s been 30 years since Boston Ballet last performed in London. In July 2013 the company will put right these sad years of neglect by opening their … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (Programme A) – San Francisco Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 18 September 2012

Breaking the glass ceiling The women of San Francisco Ballet are good. Very good in fact. They sliced their way through Balanchine’s tricky Divertimento No.15, Edwaard Liang’s attractive Symphonic Dances and Christopher Wheeldon’s funky little Number Nine with a consistently … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (Programme B) – San Francisco Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 15 September 2012

No flowers hair With a Triple Bill of freshly minted short works, all premiered within the last two and a half years, it was good to see San Francisco Ballet peering so successfully into the future. Opening the second programme … Continue reading

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DVD Release: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Royal Ballet, 2011

Alice’s Adventures in DVD Land After just a small bite of the ‘delay me’ cake The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland DVD was released on 1 October 2011. They’ve managed to squeeze the whole thing onto 1 DVD which … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Royal Ballet: ROH, 28 Feb 2011

The Wheel Deal? The Royal Ballet’s brand new production of Alice in Wonderland was an enormous hit with the audience at its gala premiere in London last night. It’s the Royal’s first new full-length ballet to a commissioned score for … Continue reading

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