Tag Archives: ballet

Le Corsaire

The Mariinsky Ballet supplies an epic and thoroughly entertaining account of this pirate caper. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Zoo TV and Cinderella

The Edinburgh Festival moves online in 2020 – here’s the highlights of the Zoo venues’ dance offering. Plus, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous Cinderella. Read my The i Paper pick here

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Flames of Paris

The Bolshoi’s fiery revival of “the Les Mis of dance” features Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Dance of Dreams

A gorgeous ode to their city from the dancers of San Francisco Ballet in this new Benjamin Millepied-directed film. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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Lullaby

If you need a moment of calm, try balletLORENT’s languid, meditative film, featuring dancers filming from their lockdown locales – including London, Newcastle and Scandinavia. Read my The i Paper pick here

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Jekyll & Hyde, Burberry Inspire and Indoors

Drew McOnie’s stylish dance thriller for the Old Vic, Northern Ballet joins forces with American Ballet Theatre for a transatlantic digital project, and Scottish Ballet’s lockdown work featuring 28 doors and 36 dancers. Read my The i Paper picks here

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Summer Shorts and ENB classes

Marquee TV’s Summer Shorts festival has plenty of dance goodies, including Marianela Nunez dancing to Nina Simone, while English National Ballet offers online workshops for keen teens. Read my The i Paper picks here

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Dracula, Northern Ballet

Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale becomes ballet with a bite in David Nixon’s darkly seductive production – now available on iPlayer. Read my latest dance pick for The i Paper

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The Sleeping Beauty and DanceEast

The Royal Opera House’s sumptuous classic production casts a spell, while DanceEast shares highlights from its End of Year Shows. Check out my dance picks for The i Paper

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The Swan, Birmingham Royal Ballet Online

The great Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova danced The Dying Swan – a short work choreographed for her by Mikhail Fokine – around 4,000 times. It was such a key part of her identity that she reportedly cried out, while … Continue reading

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