Tag Archives: Mariinsky Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet takes class at the Royal Opera House

The Mariinsky Ballet season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, concludes on 16 August and it seems that

The Bolshoi’s Jewels, with Smirnova the glittering centrepiece

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin, Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet, photo © Elena Fetisova

There were at least two compelling reasons to see the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s Jewels, filmed in Moscow last

Ratmansky’s Cinderella: a spellbinding tale told in a framework of the cosmos, circles and squares

Leanne Stojmenov and Lynette Wills, Cinderella, photo  © Jeff Busby

This review was commissioned by Dance Europe, and was published at the end of October in the November issue of

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

UK National Dance Awards winners

2011 National Dance Award winners

A surgeon was working on Akram Khan’s injured Achilles tendon – and Sylvie Guillem was a no show – but

A gala for Galina

Galina Ulanova in honour of her centenary

London’s Russian community was out in force on Sunday night at the Coliseum for the sixth annual gala under the

Giselle in 3D

Natalia Osipova in Giselle Act II

Three extraordinary performances more than made up for the unique but odd experience of watching a 19th century romantic ballet