July 2010

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent on Sunday, Wednesday 28 July 2010Performance 26 - 28 July 2010

    “Natalia Osipova’s Giselle is danced ardently and acted with desperate vulnerability. Around her the performance varies, from very wooden courtiers to a stronger corps de ballet of vengeful ghosts”  

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Wednesday 28 July 2010Performance 26 - 28 July 2010

    “I have been blessed in seeing the greatest Giselles of the past six decades Markova, Ulanova, Chauvir, Makarova, Semenyaka; each miraculous. I know now that I must add Osipova to their number.”  

  3. Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 28 July 2010Performance 26 - 28 July 2010

    “Her [Natalia Osipova] dancing throughout this act is phenomenal: high, gusting jumps, eerily controlled balances, lifts tugged by invisible currents of air. But while our learned response is to clap, the harrowing quality of Osipova’s performance silences… 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet. 'Serenade' Dancers: Svetlana Zakharova, Maria Allash, Natalia Osipova, Karim Abdullin. Photo: Damir Yusupov

    Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Tuesday 27 July 2010 — Performance: 26 - 28 July 2010

    Reviewed: 26 July 2010 It is unusual (at least, in London) to have *Giselle* front-loaded by another ballet and it led to a long evening with the curtain finally falling only a few minutes before 11pm. But, it w… Continue Reading

  5. Dancing on the Comedy Circuit

    Tuesday 27 July 2010

    New Art Club‘s Pete Shenton and Tom Roden talk about the comedy in their dance, and dancing on the comedy circuit ,“while I’d say that laughs and beauty have equal importance in our shows, I pr… Continue Reading

  6. Bolshoi Ballet in Serenade/Giselle at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 27 July 2010Performance 26 - 28 July 2010

    Giselle **** “the Bolshoi’s Giselle proves a thing of great beauty, thanks largely to 24-year-old Natalia Osipova’s petitely unimprovable heroine.”Serenade ** “Unusually and inexplicably woolly in their movements, the Bolshoi’s dancers… 

  7. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Tuesday 27 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    “He [Ruslan Skvortsov] is great fun as the foolish hero, Franz, and she [Natalia Osipova] is once again perfect: spririted but not arch, sexy but not vulgar, cute but not coy, and so musical that the score seems to spring from her delectably arched feet.”  

  8. Just Us perform their interpretation of 'Earth' as part of Live Vibe Elements at the Peacock Theatre Sat 24 July  Photo: Irven Lewis

    Live Vibe at Peacock Theatre

    Gail Brown, Tuesday 27 July 2010 — Performance: 24 July 2010

    After a sell out evening at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells in 2009, this year Live Vibe moved to the larger venue – the Peacock Theatre in the West End. The ethos behind this programme of w… Continue Reading

  9. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Monday 26 July 2010 — Performance: 22 - 24 July 2010

    Reviewed: 23 July 2010 ***Coppélia* rarely appears in London. Although Ninette de Valois’ production of this classic comedy ballet was performed by the Royal Ballet almost 250 times, it hasn’t been… Continue Reading

  10. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    ‘The piece was choreographed by Yuri Grigorovitch in 1968, and audiences were invited to identify Spartacus and his brave band with the Soviet state, struggling for self-realisation in a hostile world.’ 

  11. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Laurencia at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 20 & 21 July 2010

    ‘Laurencia is the tale of a plucky Spanish peasant-girl who, following her violation by the local bourgeois tyrant, persuades her fellow-villagers to take up arms against him. Choreographed for the Kirov Ballet by Vakhtang Chabukiani in 1939, when civil war was rag… 

  12. The Mikhailovsky Ballet in Cipollino at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 26 July 2010Performance July 2010

    ‘A ballet for children, Cipollino tells the story of a heroic young onion resisting the fruit aristocracy. Yes, really. As you might have guessed, it was created in Soviet Russia. It’s a slight but cheerful work, which the Mikhailovsky Ballet dance with pl… 

  13. Bolshoi Ballet in Spartacus at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 19, 20, 21, 31 July 2010

    ?Vasiliev, for his part, must surely be breaking some kind of land-speed record with his repeat slicing leaps. His shape-holding, mid-air, is extraordinary. And his turns on the spot practically smoke. Perhaps most impressive of all, though, is the muscle-dense sculptura… 

  14. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    ‘Osipova floats, she flirts, she mimics crabby old men, she stamps her foot, and everything she does puts a silly grin on your face, and keeps it there. Again, too, the orchestral playing (conductor Igor Dronov) is a treat, cherishing Delibes’ delicate moment… 

  15. Bolshoi Ballet in Coppélia at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Monday 26 July 2010Performance 22 - 24 July 2010

    ‘The production smiles. The score, under Igor Dronov’s baton, smiles. We smile as we watch. A masterpiece smiles back..’  

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