August 2006

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘The Bolshoi corps de ballet is a wonder of disciplined dancing, and they take on the intricacies of Petipa and Ivanov’s lakeside scenes with a magical assurance that weaves its own spell.’ 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘The corps de ballet give the legendary Kirov a run for their money; there are performances of real personality and panache among the soloists, and Svetlana Zakharova is displaying some wonderfully grown up dancing in the double ballerina role.’  

  3. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 27 July - 20 August

    ‘They can do attitude, but attitude is a far smaller ingredient in the eroticism of a Brazilian dance than it is with tango, salsa or almost anything similar.’ 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘At least the Bolshoi is blessed in its choice of players, and one of the unexpected pleasures of opening night was seeing Svetlana Zakharova, the most consistently awe-inspiring ballerina of her generation, being upstaged with some regularity by Maria Alexandrova,… 

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘After the Mariinsky’s misguided, elaborately dire new production of Shostakovich’s The Golden Age, it was the utmost pleasure to be transported back to a spectacular view of ancient Egypt in Pierre Lacotte’s magnificent reimagining of Petipa̵… 

  6. Carlos Acosta in Tocororo at Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 2-5 August

    ‘There is a jagged quality to Acosta’s contemporary choreography which he puts to good use when it comes to conveying his despair, and the street dances are alive with the atmosphere of carnival.’  

  7. Carlos Acosta in Tocororo at Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Friday 4 August 2006 — Performance: 2-5 August

    It seems like the London summeris incomplete without a touch of Cuba. Carlos Acosta’s full-length ballet loosely based on his own life was nurtured by Alistair Spalding and his team at Sadler’s Wells… Continue Reading

  8. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 27 July - 20 August

    ‘The festive atmosphere was in full swing even before Tuesday’s performance began’  

  9. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 27 July - 20 August

    ‘You would certainly have to go a long way to see a more astonishing performance of the Brazilian martial-arts form, capoeira’  

  10. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘What’s missing is the genius by which Petipa could turn nonsense into choreographic gold.’  

  11. Brasil Brasileiro at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 27 July - 20 August

    ‘In this spectacular show, choreographer Claudio Segovia traces samba’s history’ 

  12. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘Bolshoi Ballet is dancing Swan Lake at the Opera House, and while it has no problem with beauty, it faired less well with the psychological insights.’  

  13. Carlos Acosta in Tocororo at Coliseum

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 2-5 August

    ‘The men in this year’s cast are especially strong, with one or two almost the match of our main man…How does Cuba produce so much ballet talent?’  

  14. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘This balletic Egypt is brightly coloured, lavishly costumed, stuffed with parades, dances and exotic beasts.’  

  15. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘A spiffing opening to the season. Fifty years ago, the Bolshoi Ballet knocked us for six with their artistry. They still, heaven bless them, do.’ 

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