Tag Archives: Daria Klimentova

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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A Tribute to Nureyev – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 25 July 2013

Quo Vadim An interesting short film with luminaries such as Lynn Seymour waxing lyrical about Rudolf Nureyev opened English National Ballet’s triple bill of works all connected to the legendary dancer. By all accounts Nureyev had a lithe athleticism and … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 9 Januray 2013

The times they are a changing For Kenneth MacMillan The Sleeping Beauty was the cornerstone of any classical ballet company’s repertoire. This revival of the version he created for American Ballet Theater in 1987 serves as something of a yardstick … 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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Late at Tate Britain – English National Ballet: Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London; 2 March 2012

A damn good idea The English National Ballet excell in finding new spaces to perform. Their latest venture is a week-long residency at London’s Tate Britain museum that involves classes, workshops, rehearsals and more, all tying in with the Tate’s … Continue reading

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