Featuring dramatic scenes, a sophisticated scenery stage and a cast capable of imparting a profound sense of amor fati and the sublime, the Royal Opera House’s performance of Queen of Spades is one not to be missed.Continue reading “In review: The Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera House”
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”
“Bigger, deeper, louder.”
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”
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.