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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 – Liverpool Empire

Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan Music: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score of Adolphe Adam Visual Design and Costumes: Tim Yip Lighting Design: Mark Henderson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Akram Khan’s retelling of 1841 Romantic ballet masterpiece Giselle – a co-production with Sadler’s Wells and Manchester International Festival – was first seen in Manchester in September 2016 to instant acclaim. It ...

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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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Lest We Forget – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Tamara Rojo Music: Franz Liszt, Andy Cowton, Jocelyn Pook Choreographers: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett Reviewer: Maggie Constable   A much acclaimed and ground-breaking dance event comes to Milton Keynes this week in the form of English National Ballet’s revival of Lest We Forget. This haunting reflection of the horrors of The Great War includes works by three ...

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Lest We Forget – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Tamara Rojo Music: Franz Liszt, Andy Cowton, Jocelyn Pook Choreographers: Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Liam Scarlett Reviewer: Maggie Constable   A much acclaimed and groundbreaking dance event comes to Milton Keynes this week in the form of English National Ballet’s revival of Lest We Forget. This haunting reflection of the horrors of The Great War includes works by three ...

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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: The Nutcracker –Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Composer: Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky Original Choreographer: Mauris Petipa Choreography Adaptor: Wayne Eagling Reviewer: Steph Rowe [Rating: 4.5] The classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky always has the feel good factor and this production by the English National Ballet is no exception.The story of Clara and her family and friends who all gather for the ritual party on Christmas ...

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