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Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 5 April 2013

Bach-ing up the wrong tree* When Nacho Duato startled the ballet world in January 2011 by taking over the artistic reins at St Petersburg’s staunchly classical Mikhailovsky Ballet he took with him a raft of his own contemporary-based works. Multiplicity. … Continue reading

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Laurencia – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 2 April 2013

Launching into space An interesting but slightly awkward piece, Laurencia has some superb set-pieces and some dazzling virtuoso choreography but the happy peasant japes jar somewhat against the sudden changes into violent abuse. Visually, this 2010 Mikhailovsky Ballet production, based … Continue reading

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Don Quixote – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 30 March 2013

Full speed ahead Mr Bosun! The return to London of Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote, the ballet that made the couple’s name in the capital when they performed it with the Bolshoi in 2010, was more like … Continue reading

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Giselle – Mikhailovsky Ballet: London Coliseum, 27 March 2013

Ghosting into town The St Petersburg-based Mikhailovsky Ballet, under artistic director Nacho Duato, have arrived at the London Coliseum for a two-week season and bring with them a rather stronger line-up of Principals than when they last visited in 2010. Tonight’s … Continue reading

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Mikhailovsky Ballet preview – London Spring Tour 2013

Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova back in London in Spring 2013 What with the Bolshoi popping into Covent Garden in July and the Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the Coliseum on March 10, London is already doing quite well this … Continue reading

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