Tag Archives: Clement Crisp

Murphy’s Swan Lake in London: The Verdict

Adam Bull and Amber Scott, Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s four-day season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake at the Coliseum in London has ended with the city’s

A five star show to start the Australian Ballet’s year

Madeleine Eastoe, the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake Act III, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet delivered a triple treat on the opening night of the company’s 2015 season. Madeleine Eastoe, Kevin Jackson

The miracle that is Olga Smirnova

Olga Smirnova, Diamonds, photo © Marc Haegeman

Leo Schofield writes for dancelines from London “It’s unspeakably bad for so many reasons that the injured Bolshoi Ballet director

The law of unforeseen consequences unfolds at the Bolshoi Ballet

Pavel Dmitrichenko in a courtroom in Moscow on 7 March. Photo © Associated Press/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Many years ago a newspaper editor introduced me to the “law of unforeseen consequences”. It’s a distant cousin of Murphy’s

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star

Semyon Chudin and Olga Smirnova in George Balanchine’s Diamonds. Photo © Elena Fetisova

When the veteran dance critic, Clement Crisp, writes that he is “dazzled” by a dancer’s presence and describes her manner

Sylvie at 46

Guillem and Le Riche in Rearray

Sylvie Guillem won high praise – four stars from London critics – for her brief season last week at Sadlers