Category Archives: Swan Lake

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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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: London Coliseum: 3 January 2019

Corps don bleu The sight of a tightly-knit group of white tutus arranged in their geometric patterns in the lakeside acts of Swan Lake is one of the great experiences in world theatre. English National Ballet have got it nailed … Continue reading

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Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake – The Australian Ballet: London Coliseum, 13 July 2016

Cygneture piece It’s just over 10 years since the The Australian Ballet last came to London’s Coliseum – in 2005 they brought with them Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Now, in 2016, they’ve returned and brought with them, er, Graeme Murphy’s … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 4 June 2016

Osi-Osi-Osiel, Oy-Oy-Oy The great thing about Derek Deane’s Swan Lake in-the-round is that although the sheer scale of it is impressive, the story of Odette and Siegfried remains the heart upon which it relies. Alina Cojocaru began and finished the … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 13 October 2015

Something worth pondering When Swan Lake starts with a funeral then you know you’re in for something slightly different. And that’s exactly what you get with Peter Wright and Galina Samsova’s production for Birmingham Royal Ballet: something slightly different. It’s … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Irina Kolesnikova and St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: London Coliseum, 13 August 2015

It’s all swander control The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre appears primarily to be a vehicle for the talents of Irina Kolesnikova and Swan Lake is her calling card. She has incredible control in her dancing, her technique is exemplary and … Continue reading

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Preview: Irina Kolesnikova – Swan Lake & La Bayadere: London Coliseum, 13-23 August 2015

The dancing Irina Back on the stage after taking time away to give birth to a daughter, Irina Kolesnikova returns to London in August 2015 with the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Taking no prisoners she’s undertaking a mammoth run of … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 January 2015

Vasocaru nail it English National Ballet’s Swan Lake is a very decent production and when you slot into it two dancers of the calibre of Ivan Vasiliev and Alina Cojocaru you find yourself in the middle of a highly memorable … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April 2014

Swan of the best It’s nearly twenty years old now but, judging by this performance, Matthew Bourne’s famous Swan Lake hasn’t dated a bit and is still one hell of a show. It shows Bourne at his undisputed best; clear … Continue reading

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Preview: Matthew Bourne – Swan Lake: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April – 3 May 2014

It’s swanderful When Matthew Bourne first presented his new version of Swan Lake in 1995 he could never have envisaged the elevated position it was to achieve in the world’s dance canon. Now, 19 years later and he’s touring it … Continue reading

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