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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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Edward Scissorhands -The Lowry, Salford

Based on 20th Century Fox Film Created by: Tim Burton deviser /Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe   The imagination and sheer brilliance of Matthew Bourne never ceases to amaze his audiences – from his all-male Swan Lake to this, his outstanding Edward Scissorhands. In this version we see Edward as a very naive young man void of emotion and ...

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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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The Duck Pond – Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Directors: Tom Coxon and Helen Kate Lindley Reviewer: Danielle Shields WithWINGS demonstrate the correct way to put a modern twist on a classic tale. The circus styled performance sees an unamused Prince (James Bennett) fall in love with a man he meets in the moonlight on his 21stbirthday at a fun fair. The trouble is during the day his lover ...

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Swan Lake – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky Adaptation &Choreography: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Barbara Michaels It is not often that an entire audience rises to its feet in rapturous and unrestrained applause almost before the curtain is down. That is what happened on the opening night at Bristol Hippodrome of this production of Swan Lake. This most well-known and well-loved of all classical ballets ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Lighting Designer:Rick Fisher Reviewer: Katie Mitchell It’s hard to believe that it was nineteen years ago when MatthewBournechanged the face of ballet through his revamp of the legendary fairy-taleSwan Lake.What was once a famous ballet centred around the iconic Swan Queen has been transformed to portray a darkerstory of a ...

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Swan Lake – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music: Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Sergi Bobrov Reviewer: Lu Greer Swan Lake is seen by many to be the quintessential ballet as it brings a combination of classic costumes, well known music, and classic dance. As the Russian State Ballet of Siberia is known for keeping their productions very traditional, there was a chance that this performance would ...

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