Review: Coppélia

✮✮✮✮ As the live orchestra strikes the opening chords to the roaring prelude de Mazurka on the opening night of The English National Ballet’s run of Coppélia at the New Theatre, the curtain rises to reveal the rustic, organic staging masterfully designed by Desmond Heeley. The simple village, traditionally set in medieval Bavaria, is the […]

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6th week: Winging It

GODS Recently interviewed in this section, Michael Grandage’s West End season has just picked up 4 WhatsOnStage awards, including ‘Best Director’ for Grandage himself. Coincidence? I think not. So, who’s next? CIRCLE The Royal Academy of Dance’s journal Dance Gazette this week published a survey in which ballet company directors revealed the full extent of their (and the […]

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