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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★★★★✰ Osipova inhabits the role of Anna Anderson with gruelling sincerity. She appears deranged from the beginning with close-up camera angles revealing a depth of despair that is tremendously affecting.
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...
★★★★✰ Absolutely fascinating... Scottish Ballet should feel very proud of celebrating MacMillan in such a thoughtful way...
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.
★★★★✰ ...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.
Gary Harris has had one of the most varied ballet careers you can get... dancer, teacher, ballet master, artistic director, designer and notator. Now he's working with the Royal Ballet to bring back Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia - Jann Parry went for a chat.
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...
So how did it go with the young audience? Answer, jolly well...
Christopher Hampson's production, set to Engelbert Humperdinck's 1893 opera score, dances round traditional perceptions of good and evil, raising sinister notions about the invisibility of danger lurking in the real world.
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!
The Tribute bill is a well-chosen one... The season has been so short that the dancers haven’t had time to grow into their roles. They look as though they’re remembering instructions rather than relishing the ballets.
'Storyville' is a familiar morality tale, but Cira Robinson’s heartfelt commitment as Lola makes us care anew. Hampson has indeed turned her into a star... 'Captured' is a triumph for the company and Martin Lawrance, the choreographer.