Can you tell us about Her Name was Carmen? Why did you decide to create a contemporary spin on a classical piece?
As a mother of a young child I was struck by the number of children that are caught up in the refugee crisis. This shocked me and I knew I had to do something for them. As we are a ballet theatre, ballet is our tool. Continue reading “An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova”
The 9th June performance of Nabucco at Royal Opera House was a special treat, especially considering Placido Domingo’s age. A giant among tenors and a living operatic legend, Domingo was Nabucco, an aging king betrayed by a domineering adopted daughter, Abigaille. Continue reading “Nabucco with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House”
“Bigger, deeper, louder.”
After seeing ‘Walk It Home’, the new film about Beirut blues band, The Wanton Bishops, I was at a loss to describe it. Quasi-documentary, the film shows ‘the day(s) in the life’ of Nader Mansour and Eddy Ghossein as they travel around the Mississippi Delta. Continue reading “Film Review: Walk It Home”
For its 2015 international tour, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre brought Swan Lake to the London Coliseum, decidedly raising the bar for future performances of this romantic classic tale. Continue reading “Swan Lake with the St Petersburg Ballet at the London Coliseum”
Para bailar la bamba, Se necesita una poca de gracia
The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez re-visited London after a 20 year hiatus from this city. What did we expect? I’m not sure. What was it like? In a word: sensational.
The programme consisted of 9 sections, each act accompanied with the impressive, live, Mariachi-type musicians, replete with sombreros. Continue reading “Ballet Folklorico de Mexico De Amalia Hernandez at the London Coliseum”
Bel-Ami is Alex’s modern re-telling of this classic story, showing at Charing Cross Theatre from 20th February. A fresh take on the classic Guy de Maupassant novel by award-winning composer Alex Loveless, we ask him several questions on the forthcoming performance.
Continue reading “Bel-Ami musical premieres at Charing Cross Theatre: An interview with Alex Loveless”
What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?
Ellie: It’s a bit of a cliché to keep talking about it, but performing at the Royal Wedding. It was the most crazy thing to have happened to me. It was so overwhelming and is still something I can’t really comprehend.
Continue reading “Ellie Goulding: An Interview”