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Rite of passage for a bold company: ENB dances a devastating Pina Bausch Sacre

In the Middle/ Adagio Hammerklavier/ The Rite of Spring **** English National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, 25th March 2017 Tamara Rojo has turned English National Ballet into a must-see company. The big draw in this new ENB triple bill was undoubtedly The … Continue reading

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Ethereal Alina Cojocaru a heartbreaking Giselle for English National Ballet

Adam: Giselle ***** English National Ballet, Coliseum, 11th and 14th January 2017 It’s bold artistic leadership by Tamara Rojo for English National Ballet to programme its classic Giselle in the same season as Akram Khan’s pulsating rewrite. Mary Skeaping’s production … Continue reading

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Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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Confusion in the chocolate box: a return for Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker at ENB

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker ** English National Ballet, The Coliseum, 14th December 2016 The Nutcracker was the entry point for many into ballet, either via excitable school trips or through benevolent relations. It’s the perfect length, Tchaikovsky’s chocolate box music is … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: still casting a Christmas spell

Along with chestnuts, turkey and Carols from King’s, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. It has become a staple part of the festive season and one of the joys of any performance is in watching the excited reactions of children … Continue reading

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