Category Archives: Sisters Grimm

Inala – Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Sadler’s Wells, London, 11 July 2015

The joy! The joy! It’s not often that Sadler’s Wells gets an overwhelming standing ovation for one of its shows but that’s exactly what it got for Mark Baldwin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Inala. Actually the brainchild of composer Ella … 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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Rapunzel – the Final Chapter: Sisters Grimm

No tears before bedtime This is a little gem from Sisters Grimm, the collective name for Royal Ballet First Artist Pietra Mello-Pittman and composer Ella Spira. Gorgeously filmed by an outstanding creative team including Peter Talbot (Director of Photography on … 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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