The London Russian Ballet School Gala: An inspirational evening of dance

The London Russian Ballet School Gala: An inspirational evening of dance

It’s not often you watch a ballet school show with stars of the Bolshoi performing too! But then London’s Russian Ballet School is not your average ballet school. A night at the Palladium billed as Romance Revolution brought excitement and some stunning performances to the stage too! Like many things...

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Tanguera dazzles audiences at Sadler’s Wells

Tanguera dazzles audiences at Sadler’s Wells

The Tango dance is seductive, sexy and full of intrigue.  It creates a steamy atmosphere with deep lunges juxtaposed with lighting fast flickering foot work followed by erotic use of the eyes between partners that can embrace the dancers and audience alike. Every tango has a story to tell and...

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Scottish Ballet: The men take one for the TEAM!!

Scottish Ballet: The men take one for the TEAM!!

Scotland’s national dance company, Scottish Ballet, returned to the London stage at The Sadler’s Wells Theatre with a programme that aimed to show the company as a tour de force with two very different pieces, but with an over-arching theme and display of group dances. It was very much an...

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Northern Ballet’s Casanova

Northern Ballet’s Casanova

Northern Ballet returned to Sadler’s Wells with Kenneth Tindall’s new ballet Casanova, another literary adaptation after their acclaimed 1984 last year. Known for their storytelling, Northern Ballet’s ballet-theatre company are a delight to watch for both their balletic technique and performance quality. The figure of Casanova, the legendary roué, exerts...

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Rite to Passage

Rite to Passage

English National Ballet are on a winning streak with successful and engaging productions being the norm.  This triple bill was perhaps a Rite of passage for Tamara Rojo as an artistic director.  Since its premiere in 1975, Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring has only been performed by her company and...

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Carlos Acosta’s new dance company to be Sadler’s Wells Associate

Carlos Acosta’s new dance company to be Sadler’s Wells Associate

Carlos Acosta’s Acosta Danza has been appointed International Associate Company at Sadler’s Wells. It joins renowned companies Rosas and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Acosta’s new company was founded in Havana last year and features a mixture of Cuba’s finest ballet and contemporary dancers. “Acosta Danza has been founded with the...

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Tree of Codes: Company Wayne McGregor & Paris Opera Ballet

Tree of Codes: Company Wayne McGregor & Paris Opera Ballet

Wayne McGregor is a contemporary phenomenon on the world stage TODAY. If you had to name five choreographers on one hand that, in the last ten years, had creatively influenced the direction contemporary dance has taken over this period you would be hard pressed not to name him twice alongside...

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Giselle: A triumphant night of classical ballet

Giselle: A triumphant night of classical ballet

Following hotly on from ENB’s latest triumph with Khan’s provocatively reimagined version of the romantic classic Giselle, the company is back performing the very same ballet. But this time it’s the traditional version produced by Mary Skeaping for the company in 1971. This production is perhaps as close as it...

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The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty… dancing on the world’s stage!

The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty… dancing on the world’s stage!

Every major international ballet company has it’s own production of this iconic classic The Sleeping Beauty. The Royal Ballet’s production celebrates 70 years since it was first danced by Margot Fonteyn in 1946 to reopen the Royal Opera House after the war. It is part of the staple diet of...

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David Bintley’s The Tempest

David Bintley’s The Tempest

Since 1995, David Bintley has choreographed numerous ballets for The Birmingham Royal Ballet as its long standing Artistic Director.  Being at the helm directing and choreographing for a major dance company for this length of time is a rare feat that very few people have achieved.  He certainly continues to...

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