Tag Archives: Tamara Rojo

Emerging Dancer 2017 – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 25 May 2017

It’s an emerge and see Although English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2017 contest ended in a tie between Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta, it wasn’t actually that big a surprise as there was very little to choose between any of … Continue reading

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Bausch/Forsythe/van Manen – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 23 March 2017

Pina Will Hans Finally, after gawd knows how long, I finally got to see Pina Bausch’s soil-strewn The Rite of Spring. Not by Tanztheater Wuppertal but, unthinkable as it would have seemed just a few years ago, by English National … Continue reading

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Akram Khan’s Giselle – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, London, 17 November 2016

Gisbloodyelle this is good Every now and again you watch a show that simply blows your mind. This was that show. Somehow Akram Khan has taken the hackneyed tale of a 19th century love-struck peasant girl and turned it into … Continue reading

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Le Corsaire – English National Ballet: London Coliseum, 13 January 2016

Piratanical It’s undeniable that Le Corsaire is a pretty silly ballet. Its jolly japeries concerning pirates, slaves and human traffickers doesn’t sit too comfortably on modern eyes and the story is virtually incomprehensible. What saves it, and what’s kept it … Continue reading

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Modern Masters – English National Ballet: Sadler’s Wells, 10 March 2015

All Aboard! Three cheers to Tamara Rojo for bringing in repertoire that other British companies tend to reserve for bargepoles. Jiří Kylián, John Neumeier and William Forsythe are all under-employed in the UK so it was great to see English … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet – English National Ballet: Royal Albert Hall, London, 15 June 2014

M-m-m-my Verona In terms of pure spectacle, Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet still cuts the mustard. Created in 1998 it manages to breathlessly fill the enormous space of the Royal Albert Hall, even when there’s only two people on stage. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – English National Ballet: Barbican Theatre, London, 5 April 2014

Claiming new territory A new venue and a new outlook. Tamara Rojo has commissioned three new works for the English National Ballet from three of Britain’s brightest choreographers, including two contemporary choreographers, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan, who’ve never worked … Continue reading

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