The More the Merrier: A Kaleidoscope of Shakespeare from Birmingham Royal Ballet

08/07/2016

Ciupinski, Purcell & Ellington/Strayhorn – a triple bill of ballet comprising Wink, The Moor’s Pavane and The Shakespeare Suite: Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis (conductor) and the Colin Towns’ Mask Orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 22.6.2016. (GR)

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BRB’s The Shakespeare Suite (c) Bill Cooper

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Osipova’s Contemporary Dance Triple Bill at Sadler’s Wells Impresses and Disappoints

02/07/2016

Natalia Osipova – Cherkaoui, Maliphan, Pita: Sergei Polunin, Jason Kittelberger, James O’Hara (Dancers), Sadler’s Wells, London, 30.6.2016. (JPr)

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Run Mary Run (c) Tristram Kenton

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A Heartfelt World of Street Dance Embodied in Compagnie Käfig

19/06/2016

Various composers, Compagnie Käfig: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17.6.16. (JRo)

Photo credit: Michel Cavalca

Photo credit: Michel Cavalca

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BRB deliver hilarious fayre with The Taming of the Shrew

18/06/2016

Kurt-Heinz Stolze (after Domenico Scarlatti), The Taming of the Shrew: A Birmingham Royal Ballet production to the choreography of John Cranko, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Wolfgang Heinz (conductor). Birmingham Hippodrome, 16.6.2016. (GR)

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The Tamong of the Shrew (Elisha Willis as Katherina and Iain Mackay as Petruchio)
(c) Andrew Ross

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A Ballet Rarely Seen in the US: Frederick Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet

06/06/2016

Ashton: Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles Ballet, Royce Hall, Los Angeles 4.6.2016 (JRo)

Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble. Credit: Reed Hutchinson.

Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble. Credit: Reed Hutchinson.

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English National Ballet Performs Traditional, Timeless Swan Lake In-The-Round

06/06/2016

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers of English National Ballet and English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.6.2016. (JPr)

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ENB’s dancers in Swan Lake (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Betroffenheit Explores Mental State Caused by Trauma and Loss

03/06/2016

Various composers, Betroffenheit: Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London, 31.05.2016. (J.O’D)

Jonathon Young & Crystal Pite’s Betroffenheit (c) Wendy D Photography

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Despite Good Choreography Scottish Ballet’s Monochrome Swan Lake Lacks Coherence

26/05/2016

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 25.5.2016. (SRT)

Sophie Martin as Odette and Christopher Harrison as Siegfried in David Dawson's Swan Lake. Photo by Andy Ross (1)

Sophie Martin as Odette and Christopher Harrison as Siegfried in David Dawson’s Swan Lake
Photo by Andy Ross

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