Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

In an expanding world where digital communications progress and develop complexities, and even intimacies, how timely that Scottish Ballet aim to rejuvenate Léo Delibes’ darkly comedic tale of mischief and identity. Evolving from Coppélia origins, UK based creators, Jess & Morgs with JeffJames' dramaturgy intend to ask what precisely it means to be mortal in … Continue reading Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/aOjBzOd7rn8 Artistic Direction by Christopher Hampson and Lez Brotherston Choreography by Christopher Hampson and Peter Darrell Written by Sam Brown ★★★★★ A creaky door, a ghost-light, and an ambition to see the sorcery which occurs beyond the crimson curtains. We’ve had peeks, perhaps even tours, but those of us outside of the secrecy and trickery … Continue reading The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Directed and Choreography Michael Flatley ★★ With no ill intent, Americans will love this. Which will probably answer any questions for anyone watching Celtic Tiger. Lord of the Dance, the flashiest of toe-tappers and a bonified Irishman performer, Michael Flatley has an exceptionally acute sense of over-the-top style, panache and gusto when it comes to dance for the … Continue reading Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Balletboyz Deluxe – Festival Theatre

Bradley 4:18 Choreography by Maxine Doyle Ripples Choreography by Xie Xin Returning to Edinburgh after a successful run at the Festival Fringe, BalletBoyz performs their current Deluxe tour, which sees two productions back-to-back. Aiming to demonstrate the all-male troupe’s ability, Deluxe introduces audiences to two different shows from considerably esteemed choreographers.  Sacrificing their traditional essence of grace, with an image more … Continue reading Balletboyz Deluxe – Festival Theatre

The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Choreography by Christopher Hampson Design by Lez Brotherston Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Reworking the timeless tale by Hans Christian Anderson, no doubt borrowing from Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story, Scottish Ballet continues into the closure of its 50th anniversary with The Snow Queen. In this version, the deviating … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre