Category Archives: Ivan Vasiliev

Swan Lake – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 January 2015

Vasocaru nail it English National Ballet’s Swan Lake is a very decent production and when you slot into it two dancers of the calibre of Ivan Vasiliev and Alina Cojocaru you find yourself in the middle of a highly memorable … Continue reading

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Solo for Two – Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev: London Coliseum, 6 August 2014

Nono for tutu Two of the world’s most famous ballet dancers, Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, strode onto the London Coliseum and dabbled their dextrous toes in three contemporary works specially created for them by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin … Continue reading

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Kings of the Dance: London Coliseum, 22 March 2014

Monarchy in the UK If the apex of male dancing is generally considered to be bish-bash pyrotechnics then the five-strong ballet supergroup Kings of the Dance demonstrated at London’s Coliseum that this idea might be tish-tosh. Beauty and subtlety were … Continue reading

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Preview Feature: Kings of the Dance: London Coliseum, 19-22 March 2014

Dance then, wherever you may be Click here for Dancing Review’s full write-up of the opening night show at the London Coliseum Having wended their merry way around the world since 2006, the renowned celebration of male ballet Kings of … Continue reading

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Laurencia – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 2 April 2013

Launching into space An interesting but slightly awkward piece, Laurencia has some superb set-pieces and some dazzling virtuoso choreography but the happy peasant japes jar somewhat against the sudden changes into violent abuse. Visually, this 2010 Mikhailovsky Ballet production, based … Continue reading

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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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Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet – Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova: London Coliseum, 12 July 2011

The thighs have it Sold on the glamour and box office appeal of Bolshoi barnstormers Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova, Sir Frederick Ashton’s neglected Romeo and Juliet at London’s Coliseum sadly didn’t live up to the hype. It’s quickly apparent why … Continue reading

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