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  1. Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inala

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 11 August 2014Performance 11 & 12 August 2014

    …they are a constantly generous presence, and their 11th-hour line-up across the width of the entire stage – those voices soaring out as never before – is a thing of simple but stirring beauty, 

  2. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 1Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Sunday 10 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev are blessed with talents placing them among the world’s greatest of today’s dancers. But based on last week’s shudderingly embarrassing West End season, one virtue is absent from their considerable endowments – common sense. 

  3. Apollo - Xander Parish. Photo: Valentin Baranovsky

    Review: Mariinsky Ballet - Apollo / A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Saturday 9 August 2014— Performance: 8 - 9 August 2014

    ...free-flowing pas de deux framed within the elegance of a sparkling corps de ballet, including a central divertissement of melting sweetness that is incongruously led by another couple, in this case a captivati… Continue Reading

  4. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Zoë Anderson, Independent, Friday 8 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev test their range with a specially-created evening of contemporary work. They dance these new styles with guts and conviction, but we’re only getting glimpses of their talent. 

  5. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Neil Norman, The Stage, Friday 8 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    Osipova’s unfettered joy as she prances around the stage in her wedding dress is hugely infectious and Vasiliev’s panic at the prospect of marriage is palpable; as he rips off his formal suit, his short-lived liberation inspires some of his spectacular leaps. 

  6. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Standard, Friday 8 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    There’s something off about the tone. Too many moments where it’s hard to tell if it’s supposed to be funny or not. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Mercy starts with faux fighting and ends with Vasiliev as a sort of mystical puppet master (it’s supposed to be about comp… 

  7. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 1Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 8 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    …Arthur Pita’s Facada… Set to Portuguese fado music admirably played by Frank Moon, with a witty set by Jean-Marc Puissant, with a clear dramatic scheme – vengeful bride destroys numskull groom – and with the splendid Elizabeth McGorian as an elegant ac… 

  8. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 8 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    …the artistry of these two ballet prodigies casts a very different spell as we watch their minds and bodies engage with three contemporary choreographers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin and Arthur Pita. This programme is a risk, a challenge, an adventure for th… 

  9. Groove On Down The Road - ZooNation. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Review: ZooNation - Groove On Down The Road - Southbank

    Samantha Whitaker, Friday 8 August 2014— Performance: 5 - 26 August 2014

    ...the narrative is told through the energetic, funky and choreographically demanding routines, which are packed with power moves, freezes, flips and somersaults, and complemented by the wonderfully animated expr… Continue Reading

  10. Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Press Review 4Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Thursday 7 August 2014Performance 6 - 9 August 2014

    It’s a great piece, full of comic detail and fabulously descriptive steps. Osipova’s final dance of savage jubiliation, frightening and liberated in equal measure, is simply thrilling. 

  11. Facada - Arthur Pita. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Review: Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 6 August 2014— Performance: 6 - 9 August 2014

    Extraordinary performers can enliven and elevate even the most dreary of choreography and, in today’s dance marketplace, the current superstars – Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – could probably… Continue Reading

  12. Mariinsky Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jeffery Taylor, Daily Express, Tuesday 5 August 2014Performance 28 - 31 July 2014

    …his [Xander Parish] line was sensational from every angle, his long feet and legs perfectly placed and his jump soaring and immaculately musical. 

  13. Mariinsky Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Tuesday 5 August 2014Performance 1 - 14 August 2014

    Conductor Alexei Repnikov’s sluggish tempo doesn’t help — it’s impossible to get any momentum going, any real dancing. Only in the lakeside pas de deux does the slow pace pay off, with Stepanova eking out Tchaikovsky’s every note, unfurling a limb with delicate… 

  14. Mariinsky Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 5Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 5 August 2014Performance 1 - 14 August 2014

    An impeccable legion of swans. The dances of the first scene shaped with an unfailing elegance. A Siegfried (Timur Askerov) of quietly dignified presence, of commanding technical resource, of dramatic sincerity. And an Odette/Odile from Oxana Skorik of fine-drawn beauty. 

  15. Mariinsky Ballet - Swan Lake - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Zoë Anderson, Independent, Tuesday 5 August 2014Performance 1 - 14 August 2014

    The Mariinsky corps de ballet is superbly disciplined, its steps and groupings perfectly synchronised. Swans, courtiers and national dancers sway and flow with shared refinement. 

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