Tag Archives: Swan Lake

Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake – The Australian Ballet: London Coliseum, 13 July 2016

Cygneture piece It’s just over 10 years since the The Australian Ballet last came to London’s Coliseum – in 2005 they brought with them Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Now, in 2016, they’ve returned and brought with them, er, Graeme Murphy’s … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 4 June 2016

Osi-Osi-Osiel, Oy-Oy-Oy The great thing about Derek Deane’s Swan Lake in-the-round is that although the sheer scale of it is impressive, the story of Odette and Siegfried remains the heart upon which it relies. Alina Cojocaru began and finished the … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 13 October 2015

Something worth pondering When Swan Lake starts with a funeral then you know you’re in for something slightly different. And that’s exactly what you get with Peter Wright and Galina Samsova’s production for Birmingham Royal Ballet: something slightly different. It’s … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Irina Kolesnikova and St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: London Coliseum, 13 August 2015

It’s all swander control The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre appears primarily to be a vehicle for the talents of Irina Kolesnikova and Swan Lake is her calling card. She has incredible control in her dancing, her technique is exemplary and … Continue reading

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Preview: Irina Kolesnikova – Swan Lake & La Bayadere: London Coliseum, 13-23 August 2015

The dancing Irina Back on the stage after taking time away to give birth to a daughter, Irina Kolesnikova returns to London in August 2015 with the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Taking no prisoners she’s undertaking a mammoth run of … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 11 January 2015

Vasocaru nail it English National Ballet’s Swan Lake is a very decent production and when you slot into it two dancers of the calibre of Ivan Vasiliev and Alina Cojocaru you find yourself in the middle of a highly memorable … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April 2014

Swan of the best It’s nearly twenty years old now but, judging by this performance, Matthew Bourne’s famous Swan Lake hasn’t dated a bit and is still one hell of a show. It shows Bourne at his undisputed best; clear … Continue reading

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