Tag Archives: Minkus

Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky Ballet’s dusty Don Quixote

Minkus: Don Quixote *** Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House, 24th July 2017 The fireworks – when they came – were explosive, Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim igniting the Royal Opera House stage in a frenzy of effervescent footwork. Tereshkina whipped out her fouettés and Kim’s double tours … Continue reading

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Bolshoi reflections: creaky drama and a rising star in London

Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Taming of the Shrew, Le Corsaire We’re over a month into the BBC Proms season, yet I’ve only attended one concert thus far. What gives? Apart from a week away at Verbier Festival and Dorset … Continue reading

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In the Shade: Kolesnikova outshone in La Bayadère at the Coliseum

Minkus: La Bayadère ** St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Coliseum, 22nd August 2015 In the absence of a visiting Mariinsky or Bolshoi company during the summer hiatus, London’s balletomanes could get their classical ballet fix via the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, the … Continue reading

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