The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/R-SFzgHlMSs Choreography by Christopher Hampson  Composition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ★★★★ In the intrusive darkness, something magical glitters in the Festival Theatre stage light. Amidst the protrusions of silhouetted ice, a familiar being stirs triumphantly again after a three-year slumber away from the stage. Scottish Ballet makes a grand return to the Christmas season, with an … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

The Trocks: Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo – Festival Theatre

Artistic Direction by Tory Dobrin Executive Direction by Liz Harler ★★★★ What is it they say: there’s method in the madness? For The Trocks – there’s method in the laughter. For just shy of fifty years, though not looking a day over forty-nine, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has … Continue reading The Trocks: Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo – Festival Theatre

Coppélia – Festival Theatre

Direction & Choreography by Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright Dramaturgy & Written text by James Jeff ★★★★★ What separates us from our electronic companions? If all it is, is flesh, then perhaps it’s time we reviewed the situation. Narratives of falling in love with a composite human, a homunculus, are as old as literature. But … Continue reading Coppélia – Festival Theatre

Bold Moves – Dance Base

Directed by Anne Maher ★★★★★ A production in two parts, Ballet Ireland’s Bold Moves is a moving and entertaining feast for the eyes which has a limited run at the Dance Base during their Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 season. The first sequence of performance, Us, choreographed by rising star Zoë Ashe–Brown, is an emotive exploration … Continue reading Bold Moves – Dance Base

Oti Mabuse – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wL_LXR2l0P0 Choreography by Oti Mabuse ★★★★ I Am Here. Living in the moment, the ballistic energy Mabuse exudes captures the title of her semi-biographic production in droves – a woman who recognises her background influences, with eyes firmly set on the future, without much pause for breath in sight. A direct translation of her name in … Continue reading Oti Mabuse – Festival Theatre