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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Royal Ballet, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House review: 'Rigorous production ranges from prickly to serene' by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Gorgeously lucid programme celebrates the centenary of contemporary dance pioneer Merce Cunningham

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Manon review, Royal Opera House: New season opens with clean dancing and dramatic gusto by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Latest interpretation of one of the Royal Ballet Company's most popular works stars Sarah Lamb in a fluent and touching performance of the title role

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Don Quixote, The Bolshoi Ballet, review: Production romps and bustles with Russo-Spanish élan by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Antonina Chapkina, who plays the Queen of the Dryads, is touchingly regal, though she pushes too hard in her demanding solo

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House, review: Spartacus production is blockbusting business as usual for celebrated Moscow company by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

From the leads to the corps de ballet, there's a shared certainty about this company, a power without strain

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sombras, Sadler's Wells, review: Sara Baras' flexible footwork opens London's Flamenco Festival with style by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The flamenco superstar whirls and poses in a performance filled with taut unison dances and moments of improvisation

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet, (Un)leashed, Sadler's Wells, review: Laura Day is a pugnacious female Peter in urban take on Peter and the Wolf by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

A new triple bill of works by female choreographers, including Ruth Brill's contemporary take on Sergei Prokofiev's classic

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Mother review, Queen Elizabeth Hall: Feverish images spill off the stage in one of Hans Christian Andersen's most unnerving tales by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

As well as the poverty and sickness of Andersen's tale, this production stresses the more everyday terrors of parenthood

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

San Francisco Ballet, Sadler's Wells, review: Sunny, athletic and assured by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

A mix of fresh dance invention, particularly in gorgeous work for the corps de ballet, and thoughtful exploration

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sergei Polunin review, London Palladium: None of the splashiness of Polunin's first ventures by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The bad boy of the ballet world takes to the stage in a new mixed programme of three one-act ballets: 'Fraudulent Smile', 'Paradox' and 'Sacré'

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rambert review, Sadler's Wells: This triple bill is a very mixed bag by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The contemporary dance company performs early works by Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Schechter, along with a new hip-hop influenced piece by Marion Motin

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Medusa, The Royal Ballet, review: A thoughtful but inconclusive take on the violence of Greek myth by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Natalia Osipova, who plays Medusa, is an extraordinary ballerina who combines bold technique with fierce dramatic conviction

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Breakin' Convention, Sadler's Wells, London review: Festival of hip hop dance theatre boasts incredible range by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Back for its 16th year, the festival can take in big names and emerging stars, from teenaged breakdancers to the stupendous South Korean Jinjo Crew

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Israel Galván, Sadler's Wells, London review: A mix of pratfalls and real exploration by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Watching 'La Fiesta' sometimes feels like being the only sober person at a party that has already gone on far too long

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Friday, April 5, 2019

She Persisted, Sadler's Wells, review: Powerful evening of works staged by women by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The programme, consisting of Broken Wings and The Rite of Spring, follows the success of 2016's She Said

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House review: Classic tragedy feels fresh and packed with life by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

From the star-crossed lovers of Lauren Cuthbertson and Matthew Ball to the bite of the sword fights, it's an urgent blend of lyricism, storytelling and feeling

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Victoria review, Leeds Grand Theatre, Northern Ballet: Superb performances make for fine company work by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Thoughtful, ambitious and vividly danced, it's another success for a company going from strength to strength

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Monday, March 4, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Don Quixote, Royal Opera House, review: Colourful production lit up by knockout performances by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The Royal Ballet succeeded in delivering the audience showstoppers on opening night

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tango Fire, The Peacock, London: A stripped-down spectacular by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

In a crowded field, German Cornejo's troupe is one of the most popular touring tango companies

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Manon, London Coliseum, review: English National Ballet production features blazing performance from Alina Cojocaru by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

She lives in the moment, the character's conflicting wants playing out through her ardent dancing as much as her expressive face

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Swan Lake, London Coliseum, review: English National Ballet's traditional production is danced with lively confidence by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Tamara Rojo's casting of Isaac Hernández as the prince is vindicated by his bravura performance

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams and The Concert review, Royal Ballet: A soufflé of an evening, with a very heavy middle by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

In recent years, The Royal Ballet has regularly presented a festive mixed programme, an alternative to the Christmassy charms of The Nutcracker

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Sadler's Wells, review: All-male reinvention of the world's favourite ballet is still a marvel by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

First seen in 1995, this revival of Matthew Bourne's spellbinding production is as urgent as ever

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Nutcracker review, Royal Ballet, London: Inevitable Christmas performance has gorgeous dancing and impressive production by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Anna Rose O'Sullivan, who danced Clara on opening night, is rising through the company's ranks and is well matched with the Nutcracker of Marcelino Sambé, whose star is already well risen

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Layla and Majnun, Sadler's Wells, review: Music is the star of juicily choreographed tale by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Choreographer Mark Morris brings unexpected factors to fore of this thousand-year-old tale

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

La Bayadère, Royal Opera House, London review: A night of powerful personalities and blazing dancing by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The Royal corps were steady and expansive, with glowing lyricism in their swaying torsos

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fire & Fury, Sadler's Wells, London review: Birmingham Royal Ballet lacks theatrical weight by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The company, however, are in very fine form this season, with dancing as bright as those flaming torches

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mayerling, Royal Opera House, review: A plunge into glittering darkness by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Kenneth MacMillian's 40-year-old show tells the story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, who died in a murder-suicide

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Friday, October 5, 2018

William Forsythe, A Quiet Evening of Dance at Sadler's Wells, London review: Introspective and playful by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Produced by Sadler's Wells, A Quiet Evening is Forsythe's first full-length programme since he closed The Forsythe Company in 2015

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Carlos Acosta: A Celebration, Royal Albert Hall, review: An uneven group of dances by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

The venue makes for a barn-like space that's awkward for theatre dance

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