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Monday, April 16, 2018

BWW Review: OBSIDIAN TEAR/MARGUERITE & ARMAND/ELITE SYNCOPATIONS, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

The Royal Ballet's latest offering is a rather curious mixed bill containing contemporary, classical and carnivalesque works from three of its resident choreographers. On the surface each of…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

BWW Review: English National Ballet's VOICES OF AMERICA, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Emerging from a winter of traditional crowd-pleasers featuring Nutcracker and La Sylphide, the dancers of English National Ballet were finally allowed to cut loose in this new mixed bill -th…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

BWW Review: BERNSTEIN CENTENARY, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Following on from the Royal Ballet's popular story ballets such as Giselle and The Winter's Tale, the company now turn their attention to work of Leonard Bernstein to mark a century since hi…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

BWW Review: BALLET BLACK, Barbican by Vikki Jane Vile

Ballet Black is a diverse company, comprisedof black and Asian dancers, that has been annually performing their charismatic brand of dance in London since 2001.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BWW Review: ISABEL BAYON COMPA??A - DJU-DJU, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Sadler's Wells' annual season of flamenco is now in its 15th year. It offers a varied bill, from the traditional and vibrant to more contemporary interpretations. In the case of Isabel Bayon…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Wheeldon's popular retelling of The Winter's Tale returns to the Royal Opera House stage for the third time in four years. Of its many strengths, the meaty storytelling on display from the d…

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

BWW Review: GISELLE, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Marianela Nu ez celebrates her 20th year with the Royal Ballet this year. For a prima ballerina you may believe her peak years of performing are behind her. However, nothing could be further…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S CINDERELLA, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Thanks to Matthew Bourne, now Christmas in London doesn't only mean endless Nutcrackers as lovely as they are but for over fifteen years dance fans have been treated to his theatrical mix of…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

BWW Review: SYLVIA, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Frederick Ashton's Sylvia was last seen as part of the Royal Ballet's repertoire back in 2010. And how this glittering, mythical tale of silliness has been missed One cannot deny that the su…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

BWW Review: BALLET BLACK TRIPLE BILL, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Vikki Jane Vile

Ballet Black continue to move from strength to strength. Having recently secured funding and completed work on a more spacious London studio, they now tour nationally with their acclaimed na…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S ALADDIN, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Fresh from taking part in the dazzling nationwide celebration of Kenneth MacMillan's work, a severe change of gear is required as Birmingham Royal Ballet now turn their attention to Aladdin,…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

BWW Review: KENNETH MACMILLAN - A NATIONAL CELEBRATION, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

The Opera House's new season continues with a joyful celebration of Kenneth MacMillan, seeing the Royal Ballet joined by the country's other top companies for a rare spectacle.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

BWW Review: Paco Pena's FLAMENCURA at Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

A flamenco show is always easy to spot when you take your seat at the theatre. The stage is stark except for a few unevenly placed chairs. The performers are left to do all the work here and…

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BWW Review: Paco Pe?a's FLAMENCURA at Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

A flamenco show is always easy to spot when you take your seat at the theatre. The stage is stark except for a few unevenly placed chairs. The performers are left to do all the work here and…

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

BWW Review: TANGUERA, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Tango sensation, Tanguera first premiered fifteen years ago in Buenos Aires promising an authentic take on the provocative and sensual spectacle with a thirty strong ensemble cast. Unlike th…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

BWW Review: FREDERICK ASHTON TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

After recent performances of new choreography from Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett, one could be forgiven for believing the Royal Ballet has dragged itself reluctantly into th…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Churchill Theatre, Bromley by Vikki Jane Vile

This take on the Hollywood classic Thoroughly Modern Millie last played Broadway back in 2002. However, regardless of the casts plucky efforts to inject some New York panache to proceedings,…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

BWW Review: ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET'S EMERGING DANCER 2017 at Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer award is now in it's eighth year and this time was able to reach an even wider audience through a live streaming from Sadler's Wells Theatre which h…

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review: The Winter’s Tale, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is arguably one of the most complex and tricky narratives to convey. However, Christopher Wheeldon’s balletic interpretation comes alive through the cla…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Review: Double Standards, The Crazy Coqs by Vikki Jane Vile

It’s easy to be seduced by the cosy Crazy Coqs, a small jazz club nestled inside Brasserie Zedel at Piccadilly Circus. The Crazy Coqs is an intimate venue with tiny tables and low lighting…

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Review: My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, Peacock Theatre by Vikki Jane Vile

The My First series is joint venture between English National Ballet and students of the English National Ballet School and is now in its fifth year. This year Sleeping Beauty is the chosen …

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Review: The Odyssey, Wilton’s Music Hall by Vikki Jane Vile

After the success of Dracula in 2013, Mark Bruce Company now returns with a similarly grungy telling of The Odyssey. In the programme notes, Bruce himself admits “it is a difficult tale to…

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: Sadler’s Sampled, Sadler’s Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Sadler’s Sampled is now a well-established addition to the Sadler’s Wells programme, bringing dance fans young and old, balletomanes and b-boys, into the same world for two nights only. …

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: Bystanders, Tristan Bates Theatre by Vikki Jane Vile

Tracey Sinclair’s Bystanders first premiered at the Baron’s Court Theatre in 2011; this new production directed by Jeremy Stockwell has been given a freshen up for its visit to firstly T…

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Review: Nutcracker, London Coliseum by Vikki Jane Vile

Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker returns again to the Coliseum for its sixth year as a staple of English National Ballet’s repertoire. ENB certainly lack no dance talent, as is abundantly obvi…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Ardani 25 Dance Gala, London Coliseum by Vikki Jane Vile

Few programmes of dance this summer can boast such a prestigious cast as the Ardani 25 Dance Gala. Featuring principals from the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Mariinsky, and …

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Review: Titanium, Peacock Theatre by Vikki Jane Vile

On coming away from a performance that I struggled to find any positives in, I always feel a sense of guilt, but sadly this is true of the new offering from choreographers Angel Rojas and Ca…

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: Diana Vishneva: On the Edge, London Coliseum by Vikki Jane Vile

Diana Vishneva’s long-awaited return to London has been highly anticipated by dance fans everywhere. This prima ballerina, best known for her work with the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ba…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: Emerging Dancer 2015, Queen Elizabeth Hall by Vikki Jane Vile

On reflection it seems strange that no one had thought of the Emerging Dancer award until six years ago. Finally there is a chance for dancers hidden away in the corps de ballet to have a ch…

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Peacock Theatre by Vikki Jane Vile

‘Ballet with a 21st Century twist’, as the programme tagline promises us, is never going to be to everyone’s taste but for those who have always found Shakespeare a little inaccessible…

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review: English National Ballet – Modern Masters, Sadler’s Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

After still basking in the afterglow of Lest We Forget last year, I was intrigued and excited to see what Tamara Rojo and her diverse range of dancers were going to show us with this new tri…

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