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Mixed Bill – Dutch National Ballet Junior Company: 5 July 2019, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

Making Sense As part of the Royal Opera House’s Young Talent Festival in the Linbury Theatre, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company showed London just how good they are. Aimed at bridging the gap between leaving school and joining a company … Continue reading

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Hobson’s Choice – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 29 June 2019

A Proper Gentleman This was the last performance of David Bintley’s 24-year long directorship of Birmingham Royal Ballet [BRB] and it was held not in Birmingham but in London’s Sadler’s Wells, the Company’s abode in a previous guise. At the … Continue reading

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[Un]leashed – Birmingham Royal Ballet: 25 June 2019, Sadler’s Wells

Wolfing it up [Un]leashed constitutes the first part of David Bintley’s last foray to Sadler’s Wells as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (his Full-length Hobson’s Choice comes later in the week) and it features a trio of works all by … Continue reading

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Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 6 June 2019

You shall go to the Hall Following their blockbuster shows in-the-round of Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet, English National Ballet tackle Cinderella for their latest foray at the cavernous Royal Albert Hall. Instead of creating something entirely new, however, … Continue reading

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Against the Stream – Ivan Putrov Presents: London Coliseum, 7 April 2019

A river-ting watch? Ivan Putrov, mastermind behind shows such as Men in Motion, is back with his new blockbuster, Against the Stream. Celebrating choreographers who’ve defied convention in order to move the art of dance forward (although there’s nothing here … Continue reading

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She Persisted – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 4 April 2019

You got Nora rite to break my wings In 2016 Tamara Rojo announced that English National Ballet were going to present a Triple Bill of all female choreographers called She Said. It caused quite a fuss at the time, highlighting … Continue reading

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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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