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REVIEW | Taming Of The Shrew | Birmingham Royal Ballet

There have been many adaptations and revivals of Shakespeare’s classics this year in commemoration of 400 years since his death. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Taming Of The Shrew is magnificent, comedic and completely mesmerising. Elisha Willis, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning dancer that originated David Bintley’s Cinderella, takes to the stage for the last time…

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…

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