Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Nutcracker Come Together with Dramatic Effect in Paris


Tchaikovsky – Iolanta/The Nutcracker: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus (chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano), Children’s Chorus, and Dancers of the Opéra National de Paris, Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Alain Altinoglu (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 11.3.2016. (MB)


Iolanta/The Nutcracker (c) Agathe Poupeney / OnP

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Ave Maya– Ballet Stars Pay Handsome Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya


Various Composers, Ave Maya – Ballet Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya: Dancers and English Ballet Philharmonic / Valery Ovsyanikov (conductor). London Coliseum, 6 March 2016. (JPr)

Ballerinas Maya Plisetskaya and Luidmila Konovalova at the legendary Russian ballet icon’s 85th birthday gala where Konovalova performed her signature Black Swan pas de deux.

Luidmila Konovalova (r) with Maya Plisetskaya at her 85th birthday gala

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Bleak, Violent Odyssey at Wilton’s has Moments of Surprising Beauty


Various composers, The Odyssey: Mark Bruce Company, Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 25.2.2016. (J.O’D)

Mark Bruce Company 2016 'The Odyssey' photo by Nicole Guarino

The Odyssey photo by Nicole Guarino

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BRB Continue their Our Shakespeare Celebrations with a Classic Romeo and Juliet


Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: Birmingham Royal Ballet,  Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Koen Kessels (conductor, Birmingham Hippodrome, 24.2.2016. (GR) Read more

Engaging, Well-Pitched Triple Bill Concludes Resolution 2016


Various composers, Resolution 2016: Glitch, It Takes Two Too, Ideas in Motion, Salah El Brogy Company, Yukiko Masui, Pro-Motion, The Place, London, 19.02.2016. (J.O’D)

19Feb Yukiko Masui It takes two too3 photo by Mickael  Marso Riviere

Yukiko Masui’s It Takes Two Too
photo by Mickael Marso Riviere

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A Dream of a Start to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Shakespeare Celebrations


Mendelssohn & Chopin, Sir Frederick Ashton Double Bill: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor), Jonathan Higgins (piano), Birmingham Hippodrome, 17.2.2016. (GR)

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Mathias Dingman as Puck in The Dream (c) Bill Cooper

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Pina Bausch’s Final Dance Work Comes to London


Various composers, “…como el musguito en la piedra, ay si, si, si” (Like moss on a stone):  Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Sadler’s Wells, London, 11.2.2016 (J.O’D)


Pina Bausch Como el musguito en la piedra; photo credit, Laszlo Szito.

Pina Bausch Como el musguito en la piedra; photo credit, Laszlo Szito.

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s Rice: Primal, Elegant, and Moving


  Lin Hwai-min, Rice: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 29.1-2016-31.1.2016. (JRo)

RICE-01-8330_Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Rice (c) Liu Chen-Hsiang

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