The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Choreography by Peter Darrell Music by Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky ★★★★ Tchaikovsky's timeless spectacle conjures an eternal wonderment that few can rival. His synonymous piece of dance echoes through the ages, The Nutcracker, a realm of fairies and rat kings, beauty and trickles of playful joviality – and on occasion - a spot of fright. The beating … Continue reading The Nutcracker – Festival Theatre

Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/Bf4Sst2Xg3U Original Choreography & Direction for Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly Additional Choreography & Scenario by Christopher Hampson ★★★★ Camera, Lights, Action. Scottish Ballet paints the Festival Theatre in the glad rags of old Hollywood with a Parisian flair in an explosive return to the Edinburgh stage after a long-awaited tour. Unbeknownst to many, … Continue reading Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

https://www.youtube.com/v/84lJ_gOdAvo Artistic direction and choreography by Bawren Tavaziva ★★★★ How do you explain slavery to a child? Compile histories’ abhorrent make-up of colonialism and the repugnancy of its continuation today into a sane sentence. Boy’s Khaya (meaning Servant’s House) has humble origins as the young man who once stepped out from behind their white master’s house … Continue reading Boy’s Khaya – The Studio

Rambert: Note to Self – Festival Theatre

Choreography by Benoit Swan Pooffers Dramaturge by Amy Baty ★★★★ Are our memories reliable, or are they only ever as reliable as the latest version we've told ourselves? In Rambert2's latest work, Note to Self, we join protagonist Eve, portrayed by the mesmerising Karlina Grace-Paseda, on a voyage into her failing memory. A beautiful soul with … Continue reading Rambert: Note to Self – Festival Theatre

The Lost Happy Endings – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/hojf6u-45IE Original Story by Carol Ann Duffy Choreography by Liv Lorent ★★★★ Happy endings seem hard to come back right now, don’t they? It’s difficult in the present climate to appreciate the smaller things, to find joy and solace in a story or two. And often, the chipperness in those tales that guided us through … Continue reading The Lost Happy Endings – Festival Theatre