Polunin Mesmerically Wrestles With Rasputin’s Demons, As Well As, His Own


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sergei Polunin at the London Palladium – Rasputin: Sergei Polunin and dancers. London Palladium, 31.5.2019. (JPr)

Johan Kobborg, Elena Ilinykh, Sergei Polunin, Djordje Kalenic
& Alexey Lyubimov in Rasputin (c) Vitaly Krivtsov

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The Royal Ballet’s Contemporary Triple Bill Never Fully Takes Flight


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern: Dancers, Singers, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo and Andrew Griffiths (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 16.5.2019. (JPr)

Matthew Ball (Perseus) and Natalia Osipova (Medusa) (c) Tristram Kenton

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The Seven Deadly Sins of the Viviana Durante Company at Wilton’s Music Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom THREE/8:38/SEVEN: Viviana Durante and Company, Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 8.5.2019. (JB)

Viviana Durante & Mbulelo Ndabeni in 8:38

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Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story is an Inspiring Story, Unconventionally Told


CubaCuba Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story: Screened at Sadler’s Wells, London, 6.5.2019. (JPr)


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Against the Stream Turns Spotlight on Choreographers ‘Who Gave New Life to Dance’


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Against the Stream: Ivan Putrov (artistic director and producer) and guest dancers, Paradisal Players / Samuel Burstin (conductor), London Coliseum, 7.4.2019. (JO’D)

(l-r) Mayara Magri, Matthew Ball & Ivan Putrov in Images of Love
© Andrej Uspenski

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ENB’s She Persisted Triple Bill Gives Space to Impressive Female Voices on Stage


United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s She Persisted: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London. 4.4.2019. (JPr)

Francesca Velicu in Le Sacre du printemps (c) Laurent Liotardo

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The Royal Ballet’s Dancers Shine in 2019’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the London Coliseum


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various Composers, Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019: Guest dancers, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Valery Ovsyanikov (conductor). London Coliseum, 31.3.2019. (JPr)

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019 (c) Jack Devant

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Northern Ballet’s Well-Danced Victoria Lacks Dramatic Intensity


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Northern Ballet’s Victoria: Dancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 26.3.2019. (JO’D)

Pippa Moore (Older Princess Beatrice) & Abigail Prudames (Victoria) (c) Emma Kauldhar

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