Men take centre stage in English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire

11/01/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). London Coliseum, 8.1.2020. (JO’D)

Erina Takahashi (Medora), Francesco Gabriele Frola (Conrad), and Jeffrey Cirio (Ali)
(c) Laurent Liotardo

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Scottish Ballet’s new The Snow Queen is an eminently revivable festive classic

18/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen (choreography by Christopher Hampson and music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov): Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18.12.2019. (SRT)

Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen© Andy Ross

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English National Ballet returns to the London Coliseum on excellent form in this season’s Nutcracker

14/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gerry Cornelius (conductor), London Coliseum, 11.12.2019. (JO’D)

Daniel Kraus (Mouse King0 & Skyler Martin (Nutcracker) (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Comedy and technical perfection from the excellent Núñez and Muntagirov in The Royal Ballet’s charming Coppélia

12/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Coppélia: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 10.12.2019. (JPr)

Marianela Núñez (Swanilda) and Vadim Muntagirov (Franz) in Coppélia © Bill Cooper

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A new film version from Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet

11/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Romeo and Juliet: Dancers of The Royal Ballet in a film by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. (JPr)

William Bracewell (Romeo) and Francesca Hayward (Juliet)

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Christian Spuck’s danse macabre: a choreographed rendering of Verdi’s Requiem is revived in Zurich  

09/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Verdi, Messa da Requiem: Soloists, Ballett Zürich, Chorus and Supplementary Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Karina Canellakis (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 22.11 and 7.12.2019. (CCr)

Yen Han and Filipe Portugal (c) Gregory Batardon

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Ballet and fashion combine in skilful ‘looking and being looked at’ Gabrielle Chanel

07/12/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Modanse: Svetlana Zakharova and dancers. London Coliseum, 3.12.2019. (JO’D)

Gabrielle Chanel featuring Svetlana Zakharova (c) Jack Devant

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Dancers and design of Ballet du Rhin’s Les Beaux dormants are more forceful than overall structure

24/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Le Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – Les Beaux dormants (The Sleeping Beauties):  Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 21.11.2019. (JO’D)

Ballet du Rhin’s Les Beaux dormants (c) Nis&For

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