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Jane Eyre – Northern Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 15 May 2018

Eyre to the throne Nineteenth century British literary fiction  has something of a low profile when it comes to ballet. It’s surprising really – perhaps everyone’s too busy doing Shakespeare remakes – but Cathy Marston has proved there’s plenty of … Continue reading

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Voices of America – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 12 April 2018

Forsythe Hindsight The big news in English National Ballet’s new Mixed Bill, Voices of America, was a world premiere from William Forsythe, his first creation in the UK for 20 years. In the event, Playlist (Track 1, 2) was a … Continue reading

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Emily Molnar/Crystal Pite/ Sharon Eyal – Ballet British Columbia: Sadler’s Wells, 6 March 2018

BBC Heaven The first thing to say about Vancouver-based Ballet British Columbia is how fricking good the dancers are. Fantastic technique, genuine artistry and terrific musicality – they simply mean what they do. The women look equally as comfortable when … 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 Nutcracker – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 28 December 2017

Hallmost done As ever there are plenty of Nutcrackers inhabiting London’s theatres this year and even Birmingham Royal Ballet [BRB] have upped sticks from the Black Country for a week to show what they have to offer. The cavernous Royal … Continue reading

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Arcadia/ Le Baiser de la Fée/‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 4 November 2017

Miss Kiss In no physical way does Le Baiser de la Fée resemble a London bus but it is true that you wait years to see one and then two come along at once. Just weeks after Scottish Ballet presented … Continue reading

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Saloon – Cirque Éloize: Peacock Theatre, London, 5 October 2017

Bar tender is not the night There are a couple of major issues with Cirque Éloize’s newest work, Saloon. The first may not be their fault – the music in The Peacock Theatre was cranked up way too loud for … Continue reading

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