Ballet

Death In Venice

Death In Venice

★★★★☆   Charming:
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, is a graceful spin in a dance theatre adaptation full of character from Edinburgh Ballet Circle.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆ Modern elegance:
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, on national tour and at the Festival Theatre all week, is an exquisite celebration of classical ballet with Bourne’s typical modern twist.

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

★★★★☆Beautiful and dangerous:
Love, lust, obsession and despair are given colourful and vigorous life in Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Red Shoes, touring to the Festival Theatre this week.

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

★★★★☆ Love shock:
Bold and surprising, David Dawson has completely reworked Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet, cutting away the fat of its fusty baggage, although he discards some elements of clarity at the same time.

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Northern Ballet 1984

Northern Ballet 1984

★★★★☆ Compelling:
Northern Ballet take on a dystopian tale of oppression and scrutiny at the Festival Theatre until Saturday. But it leaves the question, could it’s bark be worse than its bite?

April 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Snow White

Snow White

★★★★☆ Distinctive:
There’s a macabre twist to a classic fairytale in the second of a trilogy of adaptations by balletLORENT, co-produced with Northern Stage.

January 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Enchanting:
Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella is an emotional and visual treat, which lights up and enchants the Festival Theatre’s stage until 31 December.

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Live rehearsal for SB

Live rehearsal for SB

Scottish Ballet’s Streetcar rehearsal streamed live:
Scottish Ballet is live-streaming half an hour of its rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire, ahead of the revival of its 2012 award-winning production.

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Coppelia

Coppelia

✭✭✭✩✩ Playful and quirky:
There is much to delight and entertain in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Coppelia, playing at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Yet, it lacks convincing depth and structure to fully deliver its potential.

February 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker

✭✭✭✩✩ Sporadic magic:
The sumptuous, Victorian backdrop to The Nutcracker is entirely appropriate for a production that has much of the appeal of a huge box of chocolates.

December 14, 2014 | By | Reply More