Of all the Shakespeare plays, comedic classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream has arguably been the…
“Contemporary dance often has to fight a bad rep: too vague, rambling, and often pointless verging on the ridiculous. Rambert usually avoids this…”
“Wayne McGregor is not your average choreographer. A former research fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Experimental Psychology department, he’s as much immersed in science and technology as the world of dance.”
With a limited run of just five performances, the Shanghai Ballet Company’s contemporary production of Jane Eyre heralded their London debut at the Coliseum.
Twenty years after his death, the English National Ballet is staging their homage to the dancer, director and choreographer by performing three works that delve intimately into his artistic life.
Roland Petit’s 1975 version of Coppélia, one of the world’s most popular comic ballets, was brought to life once again by the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, making their debut at the London Coliseum.
“Kenneth Macmillan’s 1978 offering is very much a grown-up ballet, setting itself apart with a male dancer in the lead role…and a frenzy of drugs, prostitution, infidelity and gun-wielding.”
You forget the rapturous applause that accompanies an Acosta appearance. It’s deafening. There are many good dancers, but the might of Carlos Acosta is something else entirely.
“With the film on release and 1920s fashion seeing a revival on the high street, the Northern Ballet couldn’t be more on trend with their latest production of The Great Gatsby.”
“Anyone would think the ballet world had lost the plot following the recent exploits at the Bolshoi, but now Sergei Polunin – former Royal Ballet star who quit unexpectedly last January at the height of fame, a week before an opening night – has bolted from yet another production…”