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BRB: Swan Lake – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Peter Wright Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   Sombre figures dressed in black glide across a darkened stage at the opening of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s glittering production of Swan Lake – a precursor of the dark happenings to come in this, one of the most choreographically challenging of classical ballets. Swan Lake ...

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The Nutcracker – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky Artistic Director and Choreographer: Konstantin Uralsky Reviewer: Naomi Stevens Ever since its first performance in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has been entertaining audiences with the ballet version of E T A Hoffmann’s 1819 story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. This version is brought to British audiences by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House and ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty –Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director, Choreographer and Adapter: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Joseph Leigh The name Matthew Bourne has been synonymous with exciting and unique ballet for many years, and audiences enter each performance space with a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation. From his eponymous Swan Lake to the more recent Tim Burton collaboration with Edward Scissorhands, Bourne has produced ...

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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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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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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Moving Stateside – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Choreographers: George Balanchine, Jessica Lang, Twyla Tharp Reviewer: Mike Carroll The 43 minutes of high-octane action that makes up In the Upper Room, the third of this triple bill from Birmingham Royal Ballet, is worth the ticket price in itself. This is ballet on steroids, where dancers performing in small troupes dart on and off stage, mystically appearing and disappearing ...

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The Nutcracker – The Coliseum, London

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreograpy: Wayne Eagling Reviewer:MaryamPhilpott The Nutcracker is synonymous with Christmas and the London Coliseum’s annual production is always a high point in the family festivities. Will it be modern or traditional; will they stress the sense of magic or play-up its more sinister aspects, and how will the famous solos stand up? This year’s English National ...

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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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