Richard Alston Dance Company — Tangent / Chacony / Gypsy Mixture
3.0★ ★ ★

Tangent / Chacony / Gypsy Mixture

When Richard Alston says he created the piece very quickly, it’s supposed to be a good sign. It means he was inspired. Inspired by the dancers, he says, inspired by these 12 young talents, all students of the...
Royal Ballet in Jewels. cROH, 2017. Photographed by Alastair Muir.
4.0★ ★ ★ ★


With Jewels, George Balanchine gives the Royal Opera House three cleverly varied ballets; Emeralds (to Gabriel Fauré), Rubies (to Igor Stravisky) and Diamonds (to Pytor Il’yich Tchaikovsky) sparkled by the b...
Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse. Photo Jack Sain
3.0★ ★ ★


Limehouse pulls you at the heart of Britain’s dismantling political scene in 1981, while sarcastically drawing parallels to the politics of today. “We can all agree on our passion for Europe.” The audienc...
Amaluna - Cirque du Soleil Royal Albert Hall
3.0★ ★ ★


As you step into the Royal Albert Hall, you set foot on the island of Amaluna, surrounded by tall grass and the sounds of waves and birds. Before the performance is even set to start, Cirque du Soleil breaks th...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Le Récital des Postures

Exploring the human body, Yasmine Hugonnet is alone on stage, no music, no décor, nothing. Her long dark hair hiding her face, she slowly changes from a position to another. Dissolving between weak and powerfu...
3.0★ ★ ★

Balletto di Milano: La Vie en Rose & Boléro

A man dancing around a microphone, two men joking around with hats, a woman graciously twirling in a silky dress, two men vigorously fighting for a woman, the Ballet of Milan is a series of elaborate unique sta...
2.0★ ★


In an attempt to make the play accessible, L’Avare fails miserably by excessively dumbing down the play. The original L’Avare is already by far Molière’s most understandable and comical play. With dialog...
Le Petit-Maître corrigé at La Comédie Française ©-Vincent-Pontet
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Le Petit-Maître Corrigé

Marivaux’s Le Petit-Maître corrigé, revived by Clément Hervieu-Léger, had only been played twice before at the Comédie-Française in 1734. Infuriating for the French aristocracy, the play was promptly ca...
National Ballet of China The Peony Pavillion
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National Ballet of China – The Peony Pavilion

First seen at the Edinburgh festival, the two-act adaptation of 16th-century Chinese love story The Peony Pavilion from the National Ballet of China is more than just a ballet, it’s a mix of classical and con...