My first thought after having seen ‘Le Songe d’une nuit d’été’ was: wow.
Based on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the ballet interpretation is an innovative performance. With complex choreography and an incredibly potent score, this is one of the superior modern ballet performances that I have seen.
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When the graceful melody of the Coppélia waltz starts I close my eyes, listening to the beautiful score composed by Leo Delibes consisting of mazurkas and waltzes, and conducted by Koen Kessels for the Teatro dell’Opera. The orchestra gives voice and emotion to the gestures of the dancers and throughout, the co-ordination between orchestra and choreography was superlative.
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Playing until the 26th August at Edinburgh Fringe C
Awake is performed by a brilliant ensemble cast who, in an interpretative and creative dance, tell the story of Max. His fight with serious illness not only affects his own life but also the lives of his friends and family. This show from the Awake Projects team brings together dance, acrobatics and haunting music to illustrate beautifully the internal struggle we all have to deal with when faced with a tough decision. Continue reading “Awake at Edinburgh Fringe”
2pm/ 7pm Southbank Centre (Waterloo)
10 August – 1 September
ZooNation‘s army of mini-mes has taken to the South bank this month, in an interpretatively illuminating, reinforced rendition of The Wizard of Oz story. Groove On Down The Road is the first full-scale production from ZooNation Youth Company (ZYC) with celebrated choreographer Katie Prince, whose previous shows include critically acclaimed Some Like It Hip Hop and Into The Hoods. Continue reading “Groove On Down The Road (ZooNation) at the Southbank Centre”
The Northern Ballet is a dance company famous for their narrative productions and so in taking on ‘The Great American Novel’, they set themselves an incredible challenge.
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Seduced by the Royal Opera house’s promise that I would be “transported to an exotic world of noble warriors and cruel princesses”, I eagerly awaited the performance of La Bayadère. And if any word can be used to describe the performance it was definitely ‘transported’.
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