English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

The English National Ballet has gathered to do justice to Nureyev’s production, which remains true to the classic Shakespeare story told so many times. Giving it a fresh twist with it’s stand out choreography and two of the strongest leads I have come across in a fair while. Jurgita Dronina was a perfect little pocket… Continue reading English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Cop-eh-leaa...Co-pillah…Copp-ee-lia... Just some of the pronunciations that were attempted as the audience shuffled into the Hippodrome. Is anybody 100% certain on how to pronounce this famous ballet? Set in a Bavarian-style village, eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius catches the eye of Franz, played by Tyrone Singleton, by creating a moving doll. This causes a stir between… Continue reading Coppélia by Birmingham Royal Ballet – Bristol Hippodrome REVIEW

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Cheltenham Everyman after a year of absence. This time with a triple bill of Shakespeare, a series of mini ballets if you will. Easily consumable with two intervals separating the pieces. Their effortless, not necessarily strong but exhibited their control and grace. They began with 'Wink'. Sonnets were read out… Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill – Cheltenham Everyman REVIEW

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome

A Hans Christian Anderson story fairytale within a classic yet tragic movie, adapted by a inspired choreographer who incorporated classic Hollywood music and a plethora of dance styles. The Red Shoes follows the story of Victoria Page, torn between her love for dancing and the man she falls so deeply for. Cordelia Braithwaite was a flawless and… Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – Bristol Hippodrome

Matthew Bourne – The Car Man – Bristol Hippodrome

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to review a Matthew Bourne performance on my blog. He is a great hero of mine and simply a genius choreographer. I have seen all of his recent work and would travel far and wide to see more. So naturally I was first in line for… Continue reading Matthew Bourne – The Car Man – Bristol Hippodrome

Move It 2015 – Olympia in London

Last weekend I attended an event for the second year running, the dance convention 'Move It 2015'. After attending last year and really enjoying it, I decided to take my dance teacher along for it's 10th anniversary. For those who are yet to attend (why not?!) it's a dance based 3 day event involving special… Continue reading Move It 2015 – Olympia in London