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Preview: Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre – Chopiniana/Scheherazade: London Coliseum, 17 November 2019

If you go down to the woods today If you like your ballet full of harem pants and sylphs, then the snappily-titled Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre’s UK debut performance may be just the thing for you. … Continue reading

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Diaghilev Gala – Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle: London Coliseum, 13 July 2014

Turning the colour up to 11 In its continuing mission to promote the work of Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev in their original forms, Les Saisons Russes du XXI Siecle closed their London 2014 season with a hugely entertaining gala. Orientalist … Continue reading

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Les Saisons Russes – Programme 3 (Chopiniania, Polovtsian Dances, Scheherazade): London Coliseum, 20 July 2013

Seasonal cheer Due to Ilze Liepa’s ongoing injury there was still no Cleopatra for the final programme of Les Saisons Russes short London season at the Coliseum. In its place we got the chance to see Xander Parish and Yulia … Continue reading

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Les Saisons Russes – Programme 1 (Le Spectre de La Rose, The Firebird, Scheherazade): London Coliseum, 16 July 2013

In Xander do did Kubla Khan There were a few problems hindering Les Saisons Russes opening programme at London’s Coliseum. First was the cancellation of Patrick de Bana’s new production for the company, Cleopatra, due to the injury of lead … Continue reading

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Homage to Fokine – Mariinsky Ballet: Covent Garden, 29 July 2011

The Mariinsky are good for Fokine After an opening salvo of four sold-out Swan Lakes the Mariinsky Ballet have chosen a Mikhail Fokine triple bill as their next assault on the Covent Garden senses. Chopiniana (usually known as Les Sylphides … Continue reading

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