Category Archives: London Coliseum

Ballet Icons Gala 2020 – Various Artists: London Coliseum, 26 January 2020

Not exactly going to the bingo The costumes were something else at the London Coliseum for the Ballet Icons Gala 2020. Rainbow sequinned split-leg dresses with floor-smothering trains, crystal-embellished silver chainmail headscarves, peach pleated tulle ballgowns with ruffles, and even … Continue reading

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Le Corsaire – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 8 January 2020

A coarse hare. That’s so bunny The plot is ludicrous, the music is so rompty-pompty it’s laughable and there are so many individual variations that it feels like you’re submerged in the quagmire of the Prix de Lausanne, but somehow … Continue reading

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Svetlana Zakharova – Modanse: London Coliseum, 3 December 2019

Classy and fabulous Svetlana Zakharova is the undisputed doyen of the Bolshoi Ballet, a superstar in Russia and many other countries. Like several other world-renowned ballerinas before her, in Modanse she dabbles in creating a show beyond the confines of … Continue reading

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Preview: Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre – Chopiniana/Scheherazade: London Coliseum, 17 November 2019

If you go down to the woods today If you like your ballet full of harem pants and sylphs, then the snappily-titled Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre’s UK debut performance may be just the thing for you. … Continue reading

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Against the Stream – Ivan Putrov Presents: London Coliseum, 7 April 2019

A river-ting watch? Ivan Putrov, mastermind behind shows such as Men in Motion, is back with his new blockbuster, Against the Stream. Celebrating choreographers who’ve defied convention in order to move the art of dance forward (although there’s nothing here … Continue reading

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She Persisted – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 4 April 2019

You got Nora rite to break my wings In 2016 Tamara Rojo announced that English National Ballet were going to present a Triple Bill of all female choreographers called She Said. It caused quite a fuss at the time, highlighting … Continue reading

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Preview: Ivan Putrov presents Against the Stream: London Coliseum, 7 April 2019

It’s all going swimmingly Ex-Royal Ballet star turned impresario who’s gained something of a reputation for excellence with his Men in Motion shows, Ivan Putrov has put together a very special one-off performance at the London Coliseum on 7 April … Continue reading

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