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Review: THE NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL - THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL, Royal Opera House Photo Review: THE NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL - THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL, Royal Opera House
by Matthew Paluch - June 20, 2024

The Next Generation Festival at the Royal Opera House continues with the first outing for The Royal Ballet School's annual performance dates...

Review: SWAN LAKE IN-THE-ROUND, Royal Albert Hall Photo Review: SWAN LAKE IN-THE-ROUND, Royal Albert Hall
by Vikki Jane Vile - June 14, 2024

Derek Deane’s Swan Lake has quite the reputation. First premiered in 1997 it became known for its corps de ballet of 60 swans (with freelancers hired to beef up ENB’s ranks) and then in 2010, a BBC documentary tracked its rehearsals and opening night, not always depicting everyone in the most flatte...

Review: SARASOTA BALLET GALA - ASHTON WORLDWIDE, Royal Opera House Photo Review: SARASOTA BALLET GALA - ASHTON WORLDWIDE, Royal Opera House
by Matthew Paluch - June 10, 2024

The final Ashton Worldwide bill at the Royal Opera House (23-24 season) was a Gala programme performed by the Sarasota Ballet in the Linbury Theatre...

Review: ASHTON CELEBRATED - PROGRAMME 2, Royal Opera House Photo Review: ASHTON CELEBRATED - PROGRAMME 2, Royal Opera House
by Matthew Paluch - June 10, 2024

We're back for more Ashton, with a variation on the initial Royal Ballet programme...

Review: ASHTON CELEBRATED - PROGRAMME 1, Royal Opera House Photo Review: ASHTON CELEBRATED - PROGRAMME 1, Royal Opera House
by Matthew Paluch - June 07, 2024

The Ashton Worldwide (2024-2028) international festival continues at the Royal Opera House with the Royal Ballet on the mainstage in Ashton Celebrated. The company is performing two mixed bills with slight repertoire changes....

Review: New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center Photo Review: New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center
by Emily Berger - June 06, 2024

New York City Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center with a thrilling production of George Balanchine’s Jewels, through Sunday, June 9....

Review: SARASOTA BALLET - PROGRAMME 1, Royal Opera House Photo Review: SARASOTA BALLET - PROGRAMME 1, Royal Opera House
by Matthew Paluch - June 05, 2024

'wit, charm and elegance' are the words used to describe the work of Royal Ballet founding choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton (1904-1988). English ballet, or rather style wouldn't exist without him, so The Frederick Ashton Foundation have understandably instigated the Ashton Worldwide (2024-2028) in...

Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Sadler's Wells Photo Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 30, 2024

Leeds based Northern Ballet always pack a punch when they visit London every May, and this time was no different, with Massimo Moricone’s slick and captivating Romeo and Juliet. This year’s touring production held extra poignancy, with the costumes and set requiring full restoration and repair from ...

Review: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, AN EVENING CURATED BY ANNABELLE LOPEZ OCHOA at The Kennedy Photo Review: BEYOND BOUNDARIES, AN EVENING CURATED BY ANNABELLE LOPEZ OCHOA at The Kennedy Center
by Michela Dwyer - May 26, 2024

What did our critic think of THE WASHINGTON BALLET'S BEYOND BOUNDARIES, AN EVENING CURATED BY ANNABELLE LOPEZ OCHOA at Kennedy Center?...

Review: NAVY BLUE at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Photo Review: NAVY BLUE at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - May 26, 2024

What did our critic think of NAVY BLUE at National Arts Centre?...

Review: EMERGING DANCER 2024, Sadler's Wells Photo Review: EMERGING DANCER 2024, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - May 25, 2024

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer award returned to Sadler’s Wells after a two year absence, with a unique opportunity for the most junior members of the company to shine. With his feet now firmly under the desk, Artistic Director Aaron S. Watkin hosted the evening, the first of his tenure, ...

Review: MAY B - COMPAGNIE MAGUY MARIN, Sadler's Wells Photo Review: MAY B - COMPAGNIE MAGUY MARIN, Sadler's Wells
by Matthew Paluch - May 22, 2024

Marin is regarded as a major force in French modern dance, and one can understand why when appreciating the work's overall accomplished structuring…but that doesn't mean it will be an unequivocally enjoyable experience for all....

Review: ALONZO KING LINES BALLET: DEEP RIVER at Kennedy Center Photo Review: ALONZO KING LINES BALLET: DEEP RIVER at Kennedy Center
by David Friscic - May 19, 2024

The visionary eye of Choreographer Alonzo King creates such complex choreographic movement from his gifted ensemble of twelve contemporary ballet dancers, that you will miss a tantalizing moment if you avert your eyes for even a nano-second. Billed as the Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Deep River ---the ...

Review: FRAMES OF MIND at Newport Contemporary Ballet Photo Review: FRAMES OF MIND at Newport Contemporary Ballet
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - May 17, 2024

Just in time for Mental Health Awareness month, Newport Contemporary Ballet presents a captivating evening of three mind-focused pieces, FRAMES OF MIND, at Providence’s WaterFire Arts Center....

Review: ABT STUDIO COMPANY Brings the Drama to The Joyce Theater Photo Review: ABT STUDIO COMPANY Brings the Drama to The Joyce Theater
by Christina Pandolfi - May 08, 2024

It’s true what they say: everything old is new again. Ballets from a past time are reinvigorated and rejuvenated when today’s dancers take that form and breathe new life into it. ...

Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Royal Opera House Photo Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Royal Opera House
by Franco Milazzo - May 06, 2024

Part violent psychodrama, part sunny romcom, The Winter’s Tale was not the most obvious of plays for the Royal Ballet to take on....

Review: SWAN LAKES AND MINUS 16 at Harbourfront Centre Photo Review: SWAN LAKES AND MINUS 16 at Harbourfront Centre
by Ilana Lucas - May 05, 2024

What did our critic think of SWAN LAKES AND MINUS 16 at Harbourfront Centre?...

Review: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Proves that Great Dance and Music is Really All You Need Photo Review: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Proves that Great Dance and Music is Really All You Need
by Lora Strum - May 05, 2024

What did our critic think of 'MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE PROVES' THAT GREAT DANCE AND MUSIC IS REALLY ALL YOU NEED at New York City Center?...

Review: CYCLES, Barbican Centre Photo Review: CYCLES, Barbican Centre
by Franco Milazzo - May 02, 2024

With their new work Cycles, it is clear that Boy Blue are at something of a crossroads....

Review: BALLET HISPÁNICO CELEBRATES 2024 SEASON at New York City Center Photo Review: BALLET HISPÁNICO CELEBRATES 2024 SEASON at New York City Center
by Miranda Stück - April 29, 2024

What did our critic think of BALLET HISPÁNICO CELEBRATES 2024 NEW YORK CITY CENTER SEASON at New York City Center?...

Review: SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY: IMPERMANENCE at The Kennedy Center Photo Review: SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY: IMPERMANENCE at The Kennedy Center
by Tavish Young - April 28, 2024

A beautifully asynchronous and turbulent super-organism, Impermanence opened its weekend at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on April 16th....

Review: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, Sadler's Wells Photo Review: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, Sadler's Wells
by Matthew Paluch - April 25, 2024

Is there anything similar to The Sleeping Beauty overture? With Tchaikovsky filling the theatre with full-blown fairy tale drama - it's quite the opener. ...

Review: DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY at Kennedy Center's Family Theater Photo Review: DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY at Kennedy Center's Family Theater
by Emily Berger - April 21, 2024

This new work featured three episodes in Asian American history....

Review: DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Sadler's Wells Photo Review: DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, Sadler's Wells
by Matthew Paluch - April 18, 2024

“When are we old? How can experience and embodied knowledge be brought into creative play? And what is the role of dance in questioning the idealisation of youth in our culture?” ...

Review: GISELLE: REMIX, Pleasance Theatre Photo Review: GISELLE: REMIX, Pleasance Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - April 15, 2024

Created by cabaret artist Jack Sears and Royal Ballet soloist Hannah Grennell, Giselle:Remix fuses dance and lip sync....



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