★★★★★ Dawson states that the premise for his creation is about, “hope and humanity, about finding light in the darkness”. And he succeeds mostly because of the sheer beauty of the dancing, the shapes and patterns the dancers make...
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★★★★✰ I had missed SFB’s London season at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, so was pleased to catch up with ballets brought together for this digital triple bill.
★★★★✰ 'Spellbound' delivered in every regard – opulent grandeur, terrific people watching and above all, marvelous dance.
★★★★✰ It’s been a treat to see so much new work made specifically for a company. The dancers are free, unburdened by the weight of history and expectation, with no comparisons to be made to famous past performers or interpretations. It’s all theirs.
Works by Trey McIntyre and David Dawson. Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
★★★✰✰ The annual Ballet Icons gala, now in its 14th year, aims to promote Russian culture while providing a Sunday evening's entertainment for Russians in London and ballet-lovers...
"I don’t know if we can make the world a better place, but we can definitely have the audience think about it."
★★★✰✰ Snowblind is a great narrative ballet – the source material is striking and Marston’s interpretation of it, equally so.
Ballet Now is an initiative between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells to develop the (classical) choreographers, composers and designers of the future. It's a 5-year programme with 2 commissions each year, made possible by the Oak Foundation, matched BRB funding and driven by a Creative Consortium.
Hightlight - Yasmine Nagdhi promoted to Principal dancer. Full press release with all Promotions, Joiners and Leavers
Flight Pattern: ★★★★★, After the Rain: ★★★✰✰, Human Seasons: ★★✰✰✰. Like Gorecki, Crystal Pite has created a memorable and moving work full of meaning...
The Royal Ballet in perhaps the most eagerly anticipated premiere of the season - Crystal Pite's "Flight Pattern". Also on the bill are Christopher Wheeldon's "After the Rain" and David Dawson's "Human Seasons". Dave Morgan was at the photocall for us...
★★★✰✰ Sophie Martin's Odette/Odille, despite the costume, steals the show with layers of dramatic nuance on top of the pushed lines of Dawson's steps.
★★★✰✰ Overall, the impression was of a company in top form, at ease in a variety of styles. The dancers have an easy-going, open demeanor that makes even the knottiest works look more appealing.
★★★✰✰ When I think of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) under David Bintley I think of tradition with a capital T and the latest double bill underlines that in spades.
★★★★✰ 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.
Press Release: 15 Jan 2016 www.scottishballet.co.uk Scottish Ballet Unveils Ambitious 2016/17 Programme Building on a prolific period of creativity, Scottish Ballet sets out an ambitious programme for 2016/17, continuing to innovate and cultivate new dance and delivering cutting edge creative projects. Spring 2016: World premiere of new Swan Lake by David Dawson Scottish Ballet has a...
David Drew, for 56 years a member of The Royal Ballet, has died after a long battle with illness. He described himself as one of a ‘bridge generation’ of dancers. The longevity of his career meant that he worked with many figures from the Ballets Russees – but also taught many dancers and choreographers working today.
... what a Nutcracker Scottish Ballet now have - focused on the joy of children, the delight of dance and the wonder of magic and great design.
Question... What's the biggest audience noise you will ever hear in ballet? Answer... The roar of the audience at the end of the Royal Ballet School show at the Opera House.