ENB’s Strictly Gershwin is Strictly an Old-fashioned Entertainment


  Strictly Gershwin: Maida Vale Singers, Dancers and Orchestra of English National Ballet, Gareth Valentine (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 4.1.12. (JPr) Read more

London’s The O2 Arena Over-extends BRB’s Nutcracker in the Best Possible Way


  Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Koen Kessels (conductor), The O2 Arena, London 27.12.2011. (JPr) Read more

Matthew Bourne’s Anarchic Nutcracker is Strong on Detail


Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker: New Adventures, Matthew Bourne (director/choreographer), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 29.11.2011 (SRT) Read more

398 and Little Sign of Ageing


  Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Koen Kessels (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 25.11.2011 (GR). Read more

Scottish Ballet Present a Double Bill of Works Old and New


 Scottish Ballet Double Bill, Kings 2 Ends and Song of the Earth: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Karen Cargill (mezzo), Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Honner. Sadler’s Wells, London, 4.11.11. (JPr)

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Autumnal Colour and Splendour Glorified in BRB’s Ballet Threesome


  Autumn Glory: A ballet trilogy comprising Checkmate, (Choreography by Ninette de Valois, Music by Sir Arthur Bliss) Symphonic Variations (Choreography by Frederick Ashton, Music by César Franck) and Pineapple Poll (Choreography by John Cranko, Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras) all performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Philip Ellis (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 6.10.2011 (GR). Read more

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sizzling Beauty and the Beast


  Beauty and the Beast: Ballet performed by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet, with music by Glenn Buhr, Choreography by David Bintley, Designs by Philip Prowse and Lighting by Mark Jonathan, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Paul Murphy (Conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 28. 9. 2011 (GR). Read more

Ever-youthful Sylvie Guillem dances with fluency and emotional awareness


  Sylvie Guillem, 6000 miles away: Sylvie Guillem and dancers in choreography by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián and Mats Ek. Sadler’s Wells, London, 22.9.11. (JPr) Read more

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