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REVIEW | Ballet BC | IDFB

Last night International Dance Festival Birmingham came to a close with a stunning triple bill from Ballet BC, an evening of three leading voices in contemporary dance. Championing female choreographers, the three diverse pieces express different ideas through contemporary dance combined with ballet technique. Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar opens the show with her…

REVIEW | The Nutcracker | Moscow City Ballet

The Nutcracker is a beautiful classic Christmas tale performed by the Moscow City Ballet, the show opens during a Christmas Eve party. Young Clara is delighted to receive a Nutcracker doll for Christmas from her godfather Drosselmeyer and whilst she is asleep the Nutcracker magically transforms into a handsome prince and transports her to a far away…

REVIEW | Romeo and Juliet | English National Ballet

Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale is told impeccably through the English National Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet, it is a commanding performance exuding the intensity and intimacy of forbidden love. Set in Renaissance Verona, the staging reflects the timelessness of the piece and the dim lighting creates a dark and tense atmosphere as the audience are taken back to…

REVIEW | Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty |

Matthew Bourne never fails to adapt a classic tale into a thrillingly innovative production interjected with a twist of darkness. As his third adaptation of a Tchaikovsky ballet, Bourne re-imagines Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance. Set in 1890 and spanning until modern day, Aurora is cursed by the dark fairy Carabosse and her son Caradoc attempts to seduce…

REVIEW: Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile

The show begins with a short taster into the exquisite choreography that Northern Ballet has to offer. Perpetuum Mobile is a short fifteen minute performance displaying solos, duets and group pieces by the Northern Ballet company. The clarity of the movements appear effortless as they reflect the clever motifs through excellent timing and dynamics. The connection…

The Nutcracker

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see The Nutcracker. The winter production by the Birmingham Royal Ballet never ceases to amaze me with its enthralling spectacle. The ballet begins set in a grand mansion on Christmas Eve. Clara, the principle ballerina of the show, is celebrating Christmas Eve with her family and friends….

Announcement!

I am very excited to announce that I have officially become a blogger for the Birmingham Hippodrome. I am currently a musical theatre student at a performing arts college in Birmingham and I am hoping to go to university next year to study journalism. I came across this fantastic opportunity to combine both of my…

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