Triple Bill, Mariinsky Ballet, review: 'rapt heights'

The Mariinksy's triple bill showed their various and varying strengths, says Sarah Crompton.

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev 'shudderingly embarrassing' in Solo For Two

THE ballet mega-stars should never have re-teamed for this trio of dances, says our critic.

Review: Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev - Solo For Two - London Coliseum

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

Magic from the Mariinsky : a generous triple bill

Alexei Ratmanksy's Concerto DSCH is the highlight of a meaty programme, also featuring Fokine's 1910 Firebird and Ashton's Marguerite and Armand

Mariinsky triple bill, Royal Opera House, London

Expertly performed accounts of Fokine’s ‘Firebird’ and Ratmansky’s fizzing ‘Concerto DSCH’ sandwiched a lacklustre helping of Ashton.

Firebird/ Marguerite and Armand/ Concerto DSCH, Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House

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

Mariinsky Ballet: Balanchine review performances of studied excellence

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

Mariinsky Ballet – Apollo, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – London

After the powerful masterpieces of two of their time-honoured Russian classics – Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake – the Mariinsky Ballet paid homage to one of its former dancers who went on to make his mark in America – the great George Balanchine.

The Genius of Balanchine: Mariinsky Ballet in Apollo and A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Mariinsky Ballet treats London audiences with some of Balanchine's finest story ballets : Apollo and A Midsummer Night's Dream