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November 10, 2019

The magic of this production of The Sleeping Beauty was fulfilled through Yasmine Naghdi’s impossible conquering of gravity. The prodigy confronted the stage en pointe with poise, suggesting that her frame was not susceptible to the same earthly forces us mer...

November 8, 2019

The Birmingham Royal Ballet remains loyal to the nineteenth century choreography of Marius Petipa in its retelling of Giselle, a tale of tragic love, betrayal and redemption. David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s joint production has interpreted one of the most cherished...

November 5, 2019

Last Friday, the Royal Opera House finally unveiled their captivating production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). The opera tells the tale of Prince Tamino, who promises the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from Sarastro, with the hel...

October 28, 2019

Russell Maliphant Dance Company’s Silent Lines is a complete synthesis of movement, sound, light and fabric, all working to enhance the quest of five dancers to understand the inner and outer workings of their anatomy. For one hour, the audience is presented with a col...

October 17, 2019

This week, the Royal Ballet once again engages its audience with a story of self-deceiving masculine desire and sexual exploitation. Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon portrays the rise of a young girl through her promiscuity before her inevitable fall from grace. The opera als...

October 10, 2019

London’s contemporary dance conservatoires produce a cohort of well-equipped and well-versed choreographers and dancers each year. Graduate showcases on offer during summer are in excessive abundance in London. In particular, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Da...

October 6, 2019

1mm Au Dessus Du Sol (translating to 1mm Above the Ground), choreographed by Yaman Okur and Sébastien Lefrançois, combines a Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven score, breakdancing, and various everyday objects to tell the story of a man constantly trying to push his limits. T...

July 3, 2019

Phoenix Dance Theatre is a Leeds-based contemporary dance repertoire company, sustaining a vast contribution to contemporary dance in the north of England. Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Sharon Watson, works with athletic and creative dancers from all over...

April 16, 2019

On its tour of the UK, award-winning dance and theatre company Lost Dog brings Juliet & Romeo to the newly refurbished Linbury theatre at the Royal Opera House for a two-show tenure. The numerous accolades of the production are testament to the adage that less is somet...

April 15, 2019

In this highly emotional and stirring piece Trevor Carlson, the last executive director of Merce Cunningham's famous dance company, tells us the story of his friendship and collaboration with the iconic 20th century American contemporary choreographer that span over th...

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