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New Edinburgh Ballet School

New Edinburgh Ballet School

Schaufuss announces new ballet school:

Peter Schaufuss has revealed that he will be opening the full-time Edinburgh Festival Ballet School, from September 2019, with an initial masterclass session in March this year.

January 6, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Bourne’s Cinders for Fest Theatre

Bourne’s Cinders for Fest Theatre

June 2018 date for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella:

Matthew Bourne’s Olivier award-winning ballet of Cinderella is to play Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in June as part of a major UK tour which starts this Christmas at Sadler’s Wells in London.

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★★ A Christmas Cracker:

With enough spectacle and showmanship to keep kids big and small spellbound, Scottish Ballet’s revival of Peter Darrel’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre and on tour is the perfect Christmas present.

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

August 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
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.

May 10, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
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