Love and Passion for Dance is Revealed in a Fast-and-Furious Fire in the Ballroom


Various composers, Burn the Floor’s Fire in the Ballroom: Dancers, Mikee Introna & Jessica Lingotti (vocalists), Will Fry (percussion), Marc Aliana (lead guitar), Miki Santamaria (bass guitar) & Pat Madden (percussion); Peta Roby & Jason Gilkison (directors and choreographers), Peacock Theatre, London, 19.10.2016. (JPr)


Fire in the Ballroom

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Deborah Hay’s Figure a Sea Creates a Space for Reflection


Deborah Hay, Figure a Sea: Guests and Artists of the Cullberg Ballet, Freud Playhouse UCLA, Los Angeles, 16.10.2016. (JRo)

Cullberg Ballet. Credit: Phinn Sriployrung.

Cullberg Ballet (c) Phinn Sriployrung

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Is Birmingham Royal Ballet’s New Tempest Full of ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs’?


Sally Beamish, The Tempest:  Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Koen Kessels (conductor),. Birmingham Hippodrome, 4.10.2016. (GR)

The Tempest_BRB, Prospero; Iain Mackay, Miranda; Jenna Roberts, Ferdinand; Joseph Caley, Ariel; Mathias Dingman, Trinculo; James Barton, Stephano; Valentin Olovyannikov, Caliban; Tyrone Singleton, Antonio; Domonic Antonucci, Juno; Delia Mathews, Ceres; Celine Gittens, Iris; Yvette Knight, Pan; Tzu_Chao Chou,

Jenna Roberts as Miranda & Joseph Caley as Ferdinand (c) Bill Cooper

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Carlos Acosta Bids a Classical Farewell


Various composers, Carlos Acosta: The Classical Farewell: Carlos Acosta and guest soloists, Robert Clark (piano), Gina McCormack (violin), Rowena Calvert (cello), Katie Trethewey (soprano), Greg Skidmore (baritone), Pegasus Chamber Choir and orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3.10.2015. (JPr)

CARLOS ACOSTA 2016, Royal Albert Hall, Credit: Johan Persson/

Apollo pas de deux Marianela Núñez & Carlos Acosta (c) Johan Persson

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Triumphant Return to Form by Scottish Ballet


Webb, Laplane, Pite: Scottish Ballet, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 1.10.2016. (SRT)

Scottish Ballet Company in Emergence by Crystal Pite. Photo by Andy Ross.

Scottish Ballet Company in Crystal Pite’s Emergence. Photo by Andy Ross.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Celebrate African-American Dance


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre – Mixed Bill: Dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London, 7.9.2016. (JPr)

Open Door Choreography: Ronald K. Brown Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik nyc 212-362-7778

AAADT perform Ronald K Brown’s Open Door (c) Paul Kolnik

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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s New Twist on the Story of Carmen Lacks Inspirational Choreography


Bizet, Her Name Was Carmen (Irina Kolesnikova Season): Dancers of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Orchestra of English National Opera / Igor Tomashevski (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 25.8.2016. (JPr)

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Her Name Was Carmen at the London Coliseum 22/08/16 Dmitry Akulinin (José) and Irina Kolesnikova (Carmen) Photo: Marilyn Kingwill

Dmitry Akulinin (José) and Irina Kolesnikova (Carmen) (c) Marilyn Kingwill

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Plenty of Flames – but no Real Fire – from the Bolshoi Ballet


Boris Asafiev, The Flames of Paris: Soloists and Artists of the Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre / Pavel Sorokin (conductor), Royal Opera House, London, 6.8.2016. (JPr)


Maria Alexandrova as Jeanne (c) Elena Fetisova

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