One of the reasons I always tell ballet sceptics to give Romeo and Juliet a go is that any production with halfway decent lovers and a vaguely competent rendition of Prokofiev’s score should convince them that this art form isn’t just about swans and
English National Ballet, LondonStriking rising talents bring added vim to this sugared-up tale of an inventor and his sexbot Almost human: why is art so obsessed with lifesize dolls?Lurking behind this sunny ballet is ETA Hoffmann's sublimely creepy tale
Coppélia is classical ballet at its bounciest, complete with clockwork toys, a resolute and stroppy heroine and a tuneful Delibes score. English National Ballet’s happy revival sails along, given an extra boost by Danish guest star Alban Lendorf.
Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta in Coppelia. Photo: David Jensen
We don’t usually go to the ballet for a giggle, but English National Ballet‘s Coppelia uses skilled performance and production to intentionally humorous effect. With brightly-coloured
It’s been a busy week in dance, with Covent Garden in full throttle. Alice Pennefather was on photocall duty, having captured not only Carlos Acosta’s Cubania and ENB’s sunny production of Coppélia (stay tuned for review and full gallery), bu