Alexei Ratmansky, the Covid-19 Interview - “Its’ like a dress rehearsal for retirement and it turns out that I’m not ready for it.”
Tag - Constant Vigier
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.
★★★★✰ It's the company's 50th Anniversary season and rather than start it, as you might expect, in Glasgow or Edinburgh, they opened in Scotland's most northerly city, Inverness, with a special premiere and a full-on party for all.
★★★★✰ Elite Syncopations: Dancers from all five major British ballet companies took part, some doubling up roles in identical outfits so that identifying dancers was confusing. The stand-out solo in both the casts I saw was to the Calliope Rag, Monica Mason’s original role...
★★★★✰ Absolutely fascinating... Scottish Ballet should feel very proud of celebrating MacMillan in such a thoughtful way...
★★★★✰ ...a great communal effort by the whole company and one that stretches out to embrace kids in the cities it plays to - showing new generations how relevant and effortlessly entertaining ballet can be.
One of the most interesting things about Scottish Ballet’s changing double bill ...is the way it subtly changes the atmosphere of the show as a whole, re-contextualising the first piece, iWitness
An imaginatively contrasting double-bill, it pulled in audiences and left them buzzing.
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!