BRB deliver hilarious fayre with The Taming of the Shrew


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


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


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


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

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Betroffenheit Explores Mental State Caused by Trauma and Loss


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


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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Downbeat Atmosphere in Verve’s Performances


Various composers, Thank You For Coming, A Soft Target,The Thin Veil, Almost Poetic: Verve, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The Place, London, 21. 05. 2015. (J.O’D) Read more

Liam Scarlett Generates More Tedium than Horror in Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein


Lowell Liebermann, Frankenstein: Soloists, Corps de Ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra/Koen Kessels (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 18.5.2016. (JPr)

<i>Frankenstein</i> with Steven McRae as The Creature & Federico Bonelli as Victor Frankenstein and Alexander Campbell as Clerval ©ROH 2016. Ph by Bill Cooper (2)

Frankenstein with Steven McRae as The Creature & Federico Bonelli as Victor Frankenstein
© Bill Cooper

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NDT2’s Young Dancers Perform in Different Dance


Various composers: NDT2, Dance Consortium, Sadler’s Wells, London, 17.5.2016. (J.O’D)


NDT2’s Cacti with Katarina van den Wouwer & Gregory Lau
(c) Johan Persson

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