Sir Matthew Bourne Brings The Red Shoes to Life on the Stage

16/12/2016

Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes: Dancers of Sir Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, The Red Shoes Orchestra / Brett Morris (conductor). Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, 14.12.2016. (JPr)

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (c) Johan Persson

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Verdi Requiem with Ballet – Courage Required

04/12/2016

Verdi: Soloists, Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzosoprano), Francesco Meli (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Zurich Ballet, (augmented) Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 3.12.16. (JR)

Ballett Zürich - Messa da Requiem - 2016/17 © Gregory Batardon

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Rambert’s Ghost Dances Retains its Popularity

25/11/2016

Rambert Tour 2016 – Tomorrow, Frames, Ghost DancesEdinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. 24.12.2016. (SRT)

Ghost Dances. Photo credit: Anthony Crickmay.

Ghost Dances (c) Anthony Crickmay

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Baryshnikov Portrays a Tortured Nijinsky in Letter to a Man

20/11/2016

Wilson/Baryshnikov, Letter to a Man: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nijinsky), Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, 18.11.2016. (JRo)

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Baryshnikov as Nijinsky (c) Lucie Jansch

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Akram Khan Gives Giselle a Makeover with Kathak, Contemporary Dance and Music by Lamagna

18/11/2016

Vincenzo Lamagna (after Adolphe Adam), Giselle: Soloists & Artists of English National Ballet with English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 15.11.2016. (JPr)

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James Streeter (Albrecht) and Tamara Rojo (Giselle) (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Natalia Osipova is Incandescent in Revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

04/11/2016

Tchaikovsky and Martinů, Anastasia (Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Simon Hewett (conductor). Broadcast to the Cineworld Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 2.11.2016. (JPr)

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Natalia Osipova (Anna Anderson) & Thiago Soares (Rasputin)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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Celebrating William Forsythe with Three Eminent U.S. Ballet Companies

23/10/2016

Various composers, William Forsythe – Celebrate Forsythe: Artists of San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 21.10.2016. (JRo)

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Leta Biasucci and Margaret Mullin © Angela Sterling

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A twitchy Petrushka and a watery Rite of Spring

23/10/2016

Stravinsky, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring: Zurich Ballet and Junior Ballet, Philharmonia Orchestra Zurich, Zurich Opera House, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), 21.10.16. (JR)

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Katja Wünsche and dancers of the Zurich Ballet in Edward Clug’s Rite © Gregory Batardon

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