Category Archives: Natalia Osipova

Cherkaoui/Maliphant/Pita – Natalia Osipova: Sadler’s Wells, 1 July 2016

Try Natalia Try Ah, that increasingly trodden path of transition from ballet superstar to contemporary dancer. It’s rarely a successful one but that doesn’t stop people trying and Royal Ballet ballerina extraordinaire Natalia Osipova is the latest to give it … 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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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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DVD Review: The Flames of Paris; Bolshoi Ballet, 2010

Who’ll pay for the Flames of Paris? I would. Ignore the first hour or so of this 2010 recording of the updated Soviet propaganda piece (it was one of Stalin’s favourite ballets apparently) unless you like watching lots of people running around in lousy costumes … Continue reading

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Don Quixote – Bolshoi Ballet; ROH, 8 August 2010

Ivan Vasiliev & Natalia Osipova – the best in the world? The Bolshoi are back. The legendary Russian troupe bounced into London for the summer of 2010 ready  to unleash their latest superstar on the capital in the horseflared shape of Ivan … Continue reading

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