"London" tag
Sylvie Guillem in Mats Ek's Bye. © Lesley Leslie-Spinks. (Click image for larger version)

Sylvie Guillem – A Life in Progress – London

Sylvie Guillem’s farewell programme at the Coliseum (following its modest Sadler’s Wells presentation in May) is a glorious spectacle in the largest theatre in London.

Carlos Acosta in Tocororo Suite.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Carlos Acosta – Cubania – London

Like the returning swallow, Acosta has again brought his own promise of summer sunshine to London with his unique brand of Caribbean culture.

Carlos Acosta & members of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Tocororo Suite.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Carlos Acosta in Tocororo Suite, part of the Cubania bill

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Sarah Thompson in Schaufuss' La Sylphide.© David Kelly. (Click image for larger version)

A Heads-Up on Queensland Ballet, La Sylphide and company director Li Cunxin

Jann Parry on the award winning Peter Schaufuss “La Sylphide”, not seen in the UK in decades, and Li Cunxin’s Queensland Ballet who are bringing it to London this summer. Includes an interview with Cunxin…

Pete Shenton and The Two Wrongies in Hercules.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

New Art Club – Hercules, A Dance Cabaret For All Ages – London

Hercules is a cheery and entertaining piece, well thought out and delivered with great gusto.

Pete Shenton and Tom Roden in Hercules.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – New Art Club in Hercules

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico in Charreada.© Ballet Folklorico De Mexico De Amalia Hernandez. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico De Amalia Hernandez – Mexican dance bill – London

This is not a show for the dance-studious, looking to discover a Mexican Balanchine or Forsythe, but a colourful and spectacular entertainment and I loved it – it’s stampiliciously good!

Zizi Strallen and Chris Trenfield in The Car Man.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Matthew Bourne / New Adventures – The Car Man – London

It is almost eight years to the day since The Car Man was last revived at Sadler’s Wells (having premiered in 2000) and it seems even better than I recall…

Natalia Osipova in Alastair Marriott's Zeitgeist.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Ardani 25 Dance Gala – Zeitgeist, Tristesse, Facada – London

…it certainly showed that Osipova is a lightning bolt which can illuminate and energise everything she appears in.

Zizi Strallen and Chris Trenfield in The Car Man.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

Pictures of 3 casts by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Royal Ballet School in Jiri Kylian's Sechs Tanze.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet School – Annual Main Stage Performance 2015 – London

I thought this year’s Royal Ballet School (RBS) performance on the main Royal Opera House stage was pretty damn’ good.

Friedemann Vogel and Denis Matvienko in Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ardani 25 Dance Gala: Tristesse (Gomes), Zeitgeist (Marriott)

Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson in Danièle Desnoyers' The Song We Share, part of Other Stories.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Whelan/Watson – Other Stories – London

The long awaited collaboration between Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson has just been premiered at the Royal Opera House. Jann Parry on an interesting night…

Maiko Tutsumi, Victoria Ananyan, Matthew Golding and Maria Chigai in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version

Dutch National Ballet – Cinderella – London

Wheeldon has two problems to contend with in Cinderella: Prokofiev’s prescriptive score and Ashton’s definitive choreography from 1948…

Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson in Arthur Pita's The Ballad of Mack and Ginny, part of Other Stories.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Whelan/Watson in Other Stories

The long awaited collaboration between Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson is photographed by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Maia Mahhateli and Artur Shesterikov in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Dutch National Ballet in Cinderella

Christopher Wheeldon’s production of Cinderella, in 2 casts, photographed by Dave Morgan…

Inala.© Tristram Kenton. (Click image for larger version)

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Inala – London

Enthusiasm alone doesn’t make a show a success, though, and Inala doesn’t quite succeed in melding all that goodwill into a coherent exploration of dance and music from markedly different traditions.

Akram Khan & Israel Galván in Torobaka.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Akram Khan & Israel Galván – Torobaka – London

In the genealogy of dance, kathak and flamenco share common ancestry.

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company in Flamencura.© Jeremy Toth. (Click image for larger version)

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company – Flamencura – London

The dancing was never short of extraordinary. The opening part showcased the cerebral seriousness of the Solea…

Marcelo Gomes.© and click image for larger version

Marcelo Gomes – Principal Dancer and Choreographer, on London’s Ardani Gala and The Car Man

Marcelo Gomes, American Ballet Theatre’s much-admired star is about to be busy on other things and in London too. He’ll be staring in The Car Men but first we see him dance in his own choreography at the Ardani Gala 17/18 July. 5 Questions to him…

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