Bringing the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film to the stage, he creates his own swirling world of colour and illusion, luscious in its period detail. It’s as much a love letter to the ballet world of the 1940s as it is about its heroine, wannabe starlet Victoria Page.
Matthew Bourne has stepped out of his comfort zone to take a huge risk with The Red Shoes. His tried and tested genre - one that he owns almost exclusively - lies in deconstructing popular narratives (mostly th… Continue Reading
“Boris Eifman is a phenomenon,” one hyperbolic programme quote reads. “He is the choreographer that cynical, hard-nosed dance critics love to hate, but whom audiences shower with adoration.” The adoration was restrained at the end of Up & Down,…
...as the intoxicating smell of baking gingerbread cake wafts through the space, we wait with anticipation for the final tasting of the evening. It brings us another foody memory which we will take home and treasure. Continue Reading
Performance reviewed: 29 November The Peony Pavilion is a 16th-century Ming Dynasty tale originally performed as a 20-hour kunqu opera. For the National Ballet of China, it’s been distilled to less than two ho… Continue Reading
The more I think about it, the more it baffles me that this should be suggested as something we should be urging our daughters to do. Social conditioning happens for a reason. We develop instincts and take precau… Continue Reading