Category Archives: Royal Ballet

Swan Lake Bath Ballet – Corey Baker & Friends: BBC Arts – Culture in Quarantine, 8 July 2020

A splashing piece of work Not a version of Swan Lake by Bath Ballet (lovely though I’m sure that would have been), this is even better – Swan Lake in a bath tub. Several bath tubs. Bath tubs owned by … Continue reading

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Autumn Gala of Dance and Song for the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School – Various Artists: Sadler’s Wells, 29 September 2013

Better than the bingo By their very nature galas can often feel bitty and faintly unsatisfactory. Not so with Yorkshire Ballet Summer School’s (YBSS) Autumn Gala of Dance and Song held at Sadler’s Wells to celebrate their 40th anniversary. This … Continue reading

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DVD Release: La Fille mal gardée (Original cast), The Royal Ballet, 1962

Clogging up the airwaves This is one for the lovers of the old classics – Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée has been released on DVD by ICA Classics with the original 1962 Royal Ballet cast of Nadia Nerina and … Continue reading

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New English Ballet Theatre – Synergies, Peacock Theatre. Preview Feature

N. E. B. T. They have lots of synergy In July this year an extraordinary new ballet company makes its world debut at the Peacock Theatre in London. The New English Ballet Theatre features starry patrons such as Carlos Acosta … Continue reading

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DVD Release: Frederick Ashton Triple Bill; The Royal Ballet

This one goes out to all the Ashtonites A long overdue parade of three of Frederick Ashton’s shorter works, this DVD-only release features the ever-popular Les Patineurs, the hugely entertaining Divertissements and the relatively modernist showcase that is Scènes de Ballet. … Continue reading

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A Dream of Africa: Charity Gala in aid of Ashanti Development – Various Artists: Britten Theatre, 11 September 2011

A dream for Africa dreamed up in London A veritable smorgasbord of dancing talent graced London’s Britten Theatre for the annual Ashanti Development gala. Set up by a group of London Ghanaians Ashanti Development is a charity that helps combat extreme … 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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Inala – Dancers of the Royal Ballet & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, 18 May 2011

Classical and Zulu go toe toe Billed as a Zulu ballet, Inala is the brainchild of Sisters Grimm, the creative pairing of Royal Ballet dancer Pietra Mello-Pittman and composer Ella Spira. Together they’ve formed a unique collaboration between Classical ballet and Zulu song and dance using … 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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