Tag Archives: Balanchine

Triple Bill – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 16 October 2015

Ballet is woman. Ballet is man. Sometimes with big moustaches. The main feature of the Triple Bill Birmingham Royal Ballet brought to Sadler’s Wells was the London premiere of David Bintley’s The King Dances. Based loosely on the Le Ballet … Continue reading

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Programme 1 – Boston Ballet: London Coliseum. 3 July 2013

Boston a gut London Coliseum’s curtain rose at 7.30 to applause at the sight of a host of ballerinas bathed in pale blue light standing in readiness for George Balanchine’s Serenade. Not a bad way for Boston Ballet to start … Continue reading

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Boston Ballet 50th Anniversary preview: London Coliseum, 3 – 7 July 2013

Are you looking for another girl? They’ve been around for 50 years now but it’s been 30 years since Boston Ballet last performed in London. In July 2013 the company will put right these sad years of neglect by opening their … Continue reading

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Mixed Bill (Programme A) – San Francisco Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 18 September 2012

Breaking the glass ceiling The women of San Francisco Ballet are good. Very good in fact. They sliced their way through Balanchine’s tricky Divertimento No.15, Edwaard Liang’s attractive Symphonic Dances and Christopher Wheeldon’s funky little Number Nine with a consistently … Continue reading

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DVD Release: Jewels; Mariinsky Ballet, 3 October 2011

An abundance of Jewels Good news for anyone who enjoyed the Mariinsky’s stunning Ballet Imperial during their recent stint at London’s Covent Garden – their take on Balanchine’s Jewels is being issued on DVD and Blu-ray on 3 October 2011. … Continue reading

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Balanchine/Robbins Triple Bill – Mariinsky Ballet: Covent Garden, 4 August 2011

Simply Magnificent This triple bill, full of staggeringly good dancing, was the Mariinsky Ballet at their best. Set to three of Chopin’s Nocturnes (wonderfully played by Ludmila Sveshnikova), Jerome Robbins’ eye-openingly beautiful In The Night would have come as a … Continue reading

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