Category Archives: Yonah Acosta

Le Corsaire – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 13 January 2016

Piratanical It’s undeniable that Le Corsaire is a pretty silly ballet. Its jolly japeries concerning pirates, slaves and human traffickers doesn’t sit too comfortably on modern eyes and the story is virtually incomprehensible. What saves it, and what’s kept it … Continue reading

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Coppelia – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 23 July 2014

Aye, Robot With a creepy old man, faithless hero and everyone constantly getting drunk, Coppélia is a funny old ballet. It is, however, amply redeemed by Delibes’ score and by plenty of opportunities for the lead couple to show their … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2014

M-m-m-my Verona In terms of pure spectacle, Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet still cuts the mustard. Created in 1998 it manages to breathlessly fill the enormous space of the Royal Albert Hall, even when there’s only two people on stage. … Continue reading

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Le Corsaire – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 12 January 2014

Quivers down the backbone No-one can accuse Le Corsaire of not having enough dancing. It’s full of the stuff. And when it’s as well performed as it was here by English National Ballet it makes for a great show. Aside … Continue reading

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Nutcracker – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 December 2013

Venus as a boy Currently English National Ballet have an embarrassment of riches regarding principal dancers for their December/January run of Nutcracker at London’s Coliseum – Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojacaru and Royal Ballet new recruit Matthew Golding can all be … Continue reading

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Emerging Dancer 2013 – English National Ballet: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 4 March 2013

Fancy Nancy Dancey – she’s a winner! There was an interesting change of format this year for the English National Ballet’s hugely entertaining Emerging Dancer 2013 competition. Instead of performing two solos the six finalists were first paired up to … Continue reading

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Beyond Ballets Russes, Programme 2 – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 28 March 2012

Fits and starts The second instalment of English National Ballet’s Beyond Ballets Russes season was an entertaining affair despite a lacklustre Apollo that opened proceedings. Zdenek Konvalina was a decidedly spikey Greco-Roman god and it wasn’t until he joined forces … Continue reading

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