Alina Cojocaru as Princess Aurora in English National Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty (c) Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (2018)

[fourstar] 2018 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Marius Petipa, ballet's greatest choreographer. Ever since the 19th-century, choreographers have been inspired by his work: his formal patterns, corps de ballet and pas de deux.…

Q & A: Composer and Conductor Leo Geyer

With the upcoming production of Constella OperaBallet's award-winning production Sideshows - which is showing at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells - I managed to get a few words from the composer and conductor behind the work.…

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Bayadère – The 9th Life

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://trendfem.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/The-Ninth-Life.mp4"][/video] [Video by Gary Tanner] In Shobana Jeyasingh’s Bayadère – The Ninth Life there’s always something new to see with every show. Constantly reinventing her work, she follows what is trending at…

Candoco: You and I Know

Love. We have all felt it; sweetened by its euphoria and embittered when it truly hurts us. This powerful emotion is carefully dissected by Candoco performers Joel Brown and Laura Patay in an inspiring 15-minute…

Joli Vyann – Bell Square London

Forget everything you know about acrobatics for a moment and picture this: a male performer and a female performer, dressed in casual t-shirts and jeans, carrying each other and balancing their weight on the other…

Paradiso, Akademi at Bell Square London

Akademi tantalised Hounslow’s local community last Saturday with their multifaceted exploration of Dante’s Paradiso: Man’s Enduring Search for Perfection at Bell Square London, a free festival packed with dance and physical theatre performances. Paradiso is a poignant and highly…

The Royal Ballet: Woolf Works ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Woolf Works, a brand new production conceived out of the works of 20thcentury novelist Virginia Woolf, received an outstanding roar of applause and standing ovations at its premier last night. The Royal Ballet’s own resident…