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Swan Lake – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Peter Wright Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen It is the most universally recognised ballet of all time – being performed and adapted by an array of dance companies all over the world. And now Swan Lake has been brought to The Lowry’s stage by Birmingham Royal Ballet in its most traditional and ...

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Northern Ballet: 1984 – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins Composer: Alex Baranowski Set &Costume Designer: Simon Daw Lighting Designer: Chris Davey Video Designer: Andrzej Goulding Dramaturg: Ruth Little Reviewer: Peter Gray Northern Ballet’s World Premiere of 1984 is an impressive reimagined interpretation of the Orwellian classic, published in 1949. Guest choreographer, Jonathan Watkins, succeeds in exploring the novel’s powerful ideas through an innovative, eclectic mix of ...

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Ballet Central 2015 – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: William Glassman Choreography: Christopher Hampson, Christopher Gable, Christopher Bruce, Kit Holder, Alexander Gorsky, Sharon Watson, Christopher Marney Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The 2015 tour celebrates 30 ‘sparkling’ years of Ballet Central, the touring company of Central School of Ballet. This is a packed and diverse programme of new, classic and revived work, displaying their range of ballet, contemporary and ...

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Northern Ballet: Elves and the Shoemaker – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreographer: Daniel de Andrade Music: Philip Feeney Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Although in terms of accessible forms of theatre, ballet is one of the best examples that transcends the generations and different ages, often the length of a two or three act traditional production can be off putting for the very young. Here Northern Ballet have ...

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Northern Ballet: Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile – CAST, Doncaster

Artistic Director: David Nixon OBE Choreography: David Nixon OBE, Christopher Hampson Music Director: John Pryce-Jones Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Northern Ballet premiere in Doncaster with their new scaled down, pared back performance of Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile. traditionally, the company are acclaimed for their elaborate sets and full-scale versions of both well-known (and lesser-known) story telling ballets. Their recent tour ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – Grand Opera House, York

Choreographers: Sir Frederick Ashton, Alexander Whitley, Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Designer: Anthony Ward, Jean-Marc Puissant, Ian Spurling Music: Daniel Auber (arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert), Phil Kilne, Scott Joplin &others. Conductors: Philip Ellis and Jonathan Higgins. Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent The Birmingham Royal ballet have selected three completely contrasting pieces for their Northern tour. This is a fantastic way to demonstrate ...

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NEWS: BalletBoyz theTalent showcases two new commissions in Colchester

Two new commissions from British Choreographers feature in the BalletBoyz theTalent’s latest tour, visiting the Colchester Mercury Theatre this week. Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn OBE and William Trevitt OBE, theTalent has become one of the hottest dance tickets around, boasting rave reviews and sell-out performances around the world. Following a sell out run last ...

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Moscow City Ballet, Swan Lake – Opera House, Manchester

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Lyudmila Nerubashchenko Conductor: Igor Shavruk Reviewer: Donna Kelly There have been many interpretations of Swan Lake over the years, but Moscow City Ballet’s latest performance of the famous classical ballet is one of the best. Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette, a beautiful princess turned into a white ...

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