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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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Simply Gershwin – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: James Garrington Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of George Gershwin’s death at just 38 years old but, in a period of only 20 years or so, he managed to turn out an almost incredible catalogue of work which included classical pieces, popular songs, and film and musical theatre scores. Such is his legacy that, ...

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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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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: Swan Lake – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Derek Deane Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Steph Rowe Swan Lake was first performed 137 years ago at the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and it’s now one of the most popular ballets ever. Swan Lake is the tale of Princess Odette kidnapped by the wicked sorcerer Rothbart, (who is half man ...

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