With one common factor, music by Igor Stravinsky, Scottish Ballet (SB) deliver two excellent and very contrasting performances which were filmed at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh in 2017.
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★★★★✰ Hampson has created a naturalistic and, above all, a graceful and harmonious set of steps. It's all so unforced, but it feels right and creates a beautifully rounded and satisfying production.
★★★★✰ This is my second review of Scottish Ballet's Cinderella this winter. Why? Well, it's a production I like and I wanted to see more dancers in it, silly!
★★★★✰ The cast I saw at the first performance of this year's Christmas touring season were the best (Ugly) Step-Sisters I've ever seen - take a bow Constance Devernay and Aisling Brangan.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 18th National Dance Awards...
In the first of the mixed bills celebrating Kenneth MacMillan’s ballets, 25 years after his death, "Le Baiser de la fée" intrigued me because the questions it posed about his development as a choreographer...
Scottish Ballet will be performing Kenneth MacMillan’s "Le Baiser de la fée" as part of the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of his death. It will be the first revival of the ballet in 30 years - Jann Parry on the return of an important work.
★★★★✰ Both are pre-existing ensemble works, the performers virtually anonymous on stage, though named on cast sheets: the company is the star, not the soloists.
★★★★✰ DanceTabs reviewed the Scottish Ballet premiere of Cinderella and now we catch up with the last show of the season - which also happened to be Eve Mutso's last performance with the company.
Scottish Ballet are touring Christopher Hampson's "Cinderella" this Christmas - Graham Watts was at the European premiere in Edinburgh for DanceTabs...
Although his movement is as unfussy as dress-down Friday, in the bedroom and tomb scenes he delivers handsome images of love and grief.
Dance Odysseys at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival with reviews on 20 dance works by Scottish Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gelabert Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa, James Cousins and Rosie Kay. Also thoughts on 4 rare films and links to much video material and many other reviews. It's big!
In my book nobody has ever truly rivalled Christopher Bruce in the role, either for pathos or style, but Luke Ahmet came close.