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English National Ballet: Manon – Opera House, Manchester

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Renowned for its dedicated ensembles, magnificent costumes and stunning storytelling, the ballet is a difficult art form for any company to be recognised as the leading light. Yet, the English National Ballet could well be doing just that, with their magnificent interpretation of the classic tale Manon– currently showing at the Opera House in ...

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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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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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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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Swan Lake – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Tamara Rojo Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton) Reviewer: Maggie Constable Prior to a West End run English National Ballet brings us its wonderful production of the much loved and acclaimed Swan Lake under the artistic direction of Tamara Rojo, who also dances in some performances. This is ...

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Tamara Rojo Choreographer: Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton Conductor: Gavin Sutherland Reviewer: Taylor Simmons Swan Lake – arguably the most famous and most loved of all ballets – tells the story of Princess Odette who is captured by the wicked sorcerer, Rothbart, in the Prologue and condemned ...

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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music-various Choreography-after Marius Petipa Konstantin Sergeyev Director : Tamara Rojo Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:5] Le Corsaire (The Pirate) is sailing into Milton Keynes this week, well metaphorically at least! Do not miss the boat. One might have wished to float off with them after this evening’s performance! English National Ballet is the first UK Company to perform the complete piece, ...

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