Reviews

  1. Bolshoi Ballet - Le Corsaire - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 3Laura Thompson, The Telegraph, Monday 15 August 2016Performance 11 - 13 August 2016

    The Act II jardin animé sequence, in which the company forms a complexity of patterns while holding miniature rose arbours, is a sublime spectacle, almost worth the price of admission alone. 

  2. Ballet National de Marseille, Body. Dance. Nation. City.
Photo courtesy of Southbank Centre

    Review: Ballet National de Marseille - Body. Dance. Nation. City. - Southbank Centre

    Siobhan Murphy, Wednesday 10 August 2016 — Performance: 30 July - 6 August 2016

    “How can classical ballet be turned into a playground, or rather a battlefield, where the individual and the group meet?” This, according to the company website, is what the Ballet National de Marseil… Continue Reading

  3. Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew

    Review: Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew/The Flames of Paris - Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Wednesday 10 August 2016 — Performance: 3 - 6 August 2016

    Periodic visits from The Bolshoi Ballet have enlivened and enriched the London Summer over the past 60 years. These visits by the biggest and brashest of the world’s great ballet companies have invariably b… Continue Reading

  4. Bolshoi Ballet - The Flames of Paris - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Wednesday 10 August 2016Performance 5 - 6 August 2016

    There’s rip-roaring action, as Jeanne and her lover Phillipe (Igor Tsvirko) fly through variations with great gusto, pulling out jackpot moves and revving up the (skilfully choreographed) crowds for battle 

  5. Ballet National de Marseille - Body. Dance. Nation. City. - Royal Festival Hall

    Press Review 3Rachel Elderkin, The Stage, Wednesday 10 August 2016Performance 30 July - 6 August 2016

    This featureless body of dancers work in tight formation their movement building and subsiding like a breathing organism as they shift through precise patterns and placements, the occasional trio breaking the corps apart. 

  6. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Lindsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    Maillot knows how to handle narrative, deftly switching the mood from serious to comic, and his movement is full of invention, gesture and angular quirks.  

  7. Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew - Royal Opera House

    Press Review 4Mark Monahan, the Telegraph, Monday 8 August 2016Performance 3 - 4 August 2016

    As Katharina’s serene and adored sister, Bianca, Olga Smirnova is charm and elegance itself – when they’re on at the same time, it’s a little like watching Swan Lake’s Odette and Odile share a stage. 

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