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Review: Rodin, The Coliseum

Posted on 19 April 2014 by Amelia Forsbrook

There’s something so antithetical about dance and sculpture. One is an exercise in the static, an artform that strives to communicate as much as possible through a singular snapshot; the other, intrinsically less restricted in time and space, aims to deliver meaning through motion. In Rodin, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg tries, brutishly, to unite the […]

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Review: The Rite of Spring/Petrushka, Sadler’s Wells

Posted on 13 April 2014 by Laura Peatman

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells as part of 2013’s ‘String of Rites’ series, celebrating the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky’s original, Michael Keegan-Dolan’s The Rite of Spring returns to Sadler’s Wells in a double bill with Petrushka before embarking on a UK tour. Having been reworked since last year, the production celebrates the edge and the […]

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Review: My First Ballet: Coppelia, Peacock Theatre

Posted on 10 April 2014 by Samuel Sims

Coppelia is a comic ballet first performed in Paris in 1870, enjoying great success until the run was interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War and siege of Paris, which ultimately led to the tragic death of the show’s star, 17-year-old Giuseppina Bozzacchi. Eventually though, it was to become a huge triumph and has since been performed […]

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Review: Lest We Forget, Barbican Centre

Posted on 08 April 2014 by Vikki Jane Vile

There are few evenings of dance that leave me still unable to think of anything else the morning after, but now 12 hours since viewing Tamara Rojo’s most ambitious commission as artistic director to date,  I am still marvelling and processing the emotional impact Lest We Forget had on me. This brave programme, which includes […]

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