Category Archives: Ksenia Ovsyanick

Le Corsaire – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 13 January 2016

Piratanical It’s undeniable that Le Corsaire is a pretty silly ballet. Its jolly japeries concerning pirates, slaves and human traffickers doesn’t sit too comfortably on modern eyes and the story is virtually incomprehensible. What saves it, and what’s kept it … Continue reading

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Modern Masters – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 10 March 2015

All Aboard! Three cheers to Tamara Rojo for bringing in repertoire that other British companies tend to reserve for bargepoles. Jiří Kylián, John Neumeier and William Forsythe are all under-employed in the UK so it was great to see English … 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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Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 December 2013

Venus as a boy Currently English National Ballet have an embarrassment of riches regarding principal dancers for their December/January run of Nutcracker at London’s Coliseum – Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojacaru and Royal Ballet new recruit Matthew Golding can all be … Continue reading

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Emerging Dancer Award 2012 – English National Ballet: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5 March 2012

Up for the cup And the winner of English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Award 2012 is, surely by some distance, Yonah Acosta (pictured top left). He was the only competitor who seized the stage and grabbed the audience by the enthralls. … Continue reading

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