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Song of the Earth & La Sylphide – Milton Keynes Theatre

Choreographers: Kenneth Macmillan, Frank Andersen, Eva Kloborg   Music: Gustav Mahler. Herman Severin Lovenskiold Reviewer: Maggie Constable At Milton Keynes this week English National Ballet stages a mix of wonderfully romantic ballets and challenging choreography in the form of La Sylphide and Song of the Earth, which has rightly received tumultuous praise from both critics and the public. First seen on stage ...

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Akram Khan’s Giselle – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score by Adolphe Adam Orchestration and conductor: Gavin Sutherland Director and choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Huge anticipation has surrounded English National Ballet’s latest production of Giselle – especially since Akram Khan was confirmed as its choreographer. Having previously collaborated with ENB to choreograph Dust as part of 2014’s World War One commemoration ...

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English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Direction and choreography: Akram Khan Music: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score by Adolphe Adam Orchestration and conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Giselle, which dates from 1841, is one of the few surviving and enduringly-popular Romantic classical ballets. Even after a successful collaboration between Akram Khan and English National Ballet – Dust from their WWI commemoration trilogy Lest We ...

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Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake – Liverpool Empire

Sophie Martin as Odette and Christopher Harrison as Siegfried in David Dawson's Swan Lake - Scottish Ballet

Artistic Director: Christopher Hampson Choreography: David Dawson Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor: Richard Honner, conducting the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs In a 2014 Guardianarticle- “Ditch Swan Lake? The classic ballets that don't belong in the repertory “ - Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson was quoted as saying: "Large classical ballet companies have a challenge finding the balance ...

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Lest We Forget – English National Ballet – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Less We Forget

Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreography: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   Lest We Forget is a ‘poignant reflection’ on World War I, featuring three works expressing the experiences of those who fought the war, and those who stayed behind. The programme notes talk of the difficulty of connecting emotionally with events deeply rooted in our heritage ...

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English National Ballet Romeo and Juliet – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Jo Payne It becomes apparent from the first view of the auditorium that no expense has been spared on this production of William Shakespeare’s most famous story. The sheer size of the orchestra is breath-taking, with instrumentalists spilling into the stalls. From a dark opening, depicting death and the unpredictability of life, the ...

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English National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome

Choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Kris Hallett For those that like their theatrical experiences transcendent and spectacular, a trip to English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, playing at Bristol Hippodrome as the first stop of a national tour to the middle of November, is a must. Rudolf Nureyev’s 1977 staging still doesn’t feel like a war horse even ...

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