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Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Based on the play by Arthur Miller Choreographer: Helen Pickett Composer: Peter Salem Artistic Collaborator: James Bonas Set & Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury Set & Lighting Design: David Finn Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys American choreographer Helen Pickett seals her reputation as a masterful creator of narrative ballet in her adaptation of Arthur Miller’s seminal play The Crucible. Teaming up with Scottish ...

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Scottish Ballet Spring – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Dextera Choreographer: Sophie Laplane Dextera Composer: W.A. Mozart Elite Syncopations Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan Elite Syncopations Music: Scott Joplin & others Reviewer: Dominic Corr How precisely does one celebrate fifty years? By not simply paying tribute to your rich tradition of ballet but by evolving, showcasing how far as a company you have come. What’s more, you celebrate by showing ...

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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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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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5 Tangos – Tramway, Glasgow

Choreographer: Hans Van Manen Music: Astor Piazzolla Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Hans Van Manen’s 1977 work 5 Tangos has been revived by Scottish Ballet for theinaugural Dance International Glasgow (DIG) festival. Characterised by its precision and above all by its exquisite symmetry, this fusion of classical ballet technique and Argentine tango is an audience friendly crowd-pleaser from a choreographer renowned as ...

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Marc Brew: Exalt – Tramway, Glasgow

Choreographer: Marc Brew in collaboration with the company Direction: Marc Brew Music: Nils Frahm Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys In this world premiere of Exalt, Marc Brew has created an exceptionally emotive, eloquently choreographed, ultimately uplifting piece of work. Choreographed in collaboration with the dancers of Scottish Ballet and inclusive dance development company Indepen-dance who provide opportunities for people with a diverse ...

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A Streetcar Named Desire – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Tennessee Williams Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa Director: Nancy Meckler Music: Peter Salem Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Returning to the stage three years after its award-winning debut, Nancy Meckler’s direction, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s choreography and Tennessee Williams’ sublime words unite once again to create a richly atmospheric, captivating, Streetcar Named Desire from Scottish Ballet. From her first fragile appearance fluttering around ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 22nd September 2014

An eclectic mix of shows have been chosen for you this week by our regional editors – a mix of new plays, revivals and dance cover topics from World War I, Witchcraft and the Builders Strike. As always we would love to know if you have seen any of our picks, or you if you want to recommend anything yourself. ...

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