Tag Archives: Joseph Caley

Manon – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 16 January 2019

52B or not 2B It says a lot about the strength of Kenneth MacMillan’s choreography that this Manon’s power remains undiminished despite Mia Stensgaard’s underwhelming staging. Very different in style from Nicholas Georgiadis’ original designs, Stensgaard made hers for The … Continue reading

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Polarity & Proximity – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 16 June 2018

Give us a hug One of David Bintley’s last major initiatives as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet is the ambitious long-term project Ballet Now. Twice a year over the next five years, a new work is going to be produced … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 6 January 2018

Rising to the Occasion Alina Cojocaru is back! And how. After a decent warm-up in William Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata 2016 at Sadler’s Wells in April, she took to the Coliseum stage in Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty for English National … Continue reading

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Song of the Earth/La Sylphide – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 9 January 2018

Soilphide You can see why Tamara Rojo has added Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth to the repertoire of English National Ballet – Mahler’s music looks so good on her body it could make you cry. The years she spent … Continue reading

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The Tempest – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 13 October 2016

Storming the balletcades There are three quite separate things going on in David Bintley’s new creation for Birmingham Royal Ballet, William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Firstly there’s the story. It didn’t make much sense to me. Important moments are hurried and … Continue reading

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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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Prince of the Pagodas – Birmingham Royal Ballet: London Coliseum, 26 March 2014

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes The ability to turn a single person into a salamander is a strange sort of magic to possess but that’s the talent Empress Épine harbours in Prince of the Pagodas. The tale of Princess Belle Sakura who discovers that … Continue reading

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