Johan Kobborg’s Sylphide

"... La Sylphide choreographed by  August Bournoville is one of the most famous ballets of the Romantic era. Johan Kobborg's production is steeped in the greatest traditions of the  Bournonville style and training of which he himself is an expert exponent." - Monica Mason The  Royal Ballet  of London has included one more gem in its repertory this season: La Sylphide. As part... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Anna Pavlova Gala in London

Whenever  I watch a ballet of the classical repertoire, I remain totally amazed. The scenery, the music, the costumes, the pantomime, corps of ballet synchronicity, and the incarnation of the character ... Well, I simply love it all. However, I do get equally amazed when I watch a ballet gala. The beauty of the galas... Continue Reading →

The Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2011/12

In an attempt to make classical ballet more accessible to the general public, the Royal Ballet has decided to shoot live performances from their repertoire and make them available in cinemas throughout the UK as well as overseas. One of the most successful performances shown in the British cinemas was Giselle, with Marianela Nuñez  and Rupert Pennefather in... Continue Reading →