Last week, the feast of long-awaited dance events on offer echoed bygone days when London life was dominated by the strategically engineered appearances of rival ballet stars at the same time in different venues.
Extraordinary performers can enliven and elevate even the most dreary of choreography and, in today’s dance marketplace, the current superstars – Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev – could probably sell tickets to perform the hokey cokey (even if jus
This was the most eagerly anticipated programme of the Mariinsky visit - something old, something borrowed and something new. The old, that colourful fairytale of Stravinsky’s lush, melodious youth, The Firebird; the new, a recent acquisition by the Lon
Royal Opera House, LondonThe Mariinsky's joyful dancing does much to make up for Balanchine's occasional lack of choreographic imaginationBalanchine's A Midsummer Nights Dream is little known in Britain, and for all those steeped in Ashton's well-loved ve