Not a regular in the public eye this one.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Thursday 13 December 2012
English National Ballet’s Nutcracker is a muted production lifted by sparkling dancing. From stars Vadim Muntagirov and Daria Klimentová through to the corps of Snowflakes, the company dance with warmth and festive spirit.
Monday 10 December 2012
Matthew Bourne’s latest production starts with Tchaikovsky, turns left at Dracula and ends up somewhere around Tim Burton Gothic. It’s a tussle between Bourne’s gifts as a producer and his material’s attempts to fight back.
Thursday 06 December 2012
After a long absence following an injury plus psychological burn-out, Maxim Vengerov has spent this year making his come-back: he’s given scores of concerts abroad, but his re-entry into the London scene has been very carefully managed.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
It’s usually taken as axiomatic that while pianists reach their technical peak at twenty, they need much longer to hone their artistry, and one of the merits of the Southbank’s current International Piano Series is that it’s allowing us to test this view against reality.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Kenneth MacMillan's influence is all around this season
Saturday 10 November 2012
"It’s about finding your own identity.” It can’t be easy living in the shadow of his famous uncle, Carlos, who helped get him into the Cuban National Ballet School, aged 10, and with whom he shares a striking resemblance.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Celebrate the season today at the 30th Autumn Festival and Apple Pressing event, which takes place at the Sharpham Estate (01803 732542; sharphamtrust.org; free) between 11am and 4pm. The 18th-century Palladian villa overlooking the River Dart at Ashprington provides a fine setting for this celebration of the apple harvest. But, thanks to the poor weather, the organisers need a little help this year, so take your own windfalls for turning into juice to help boost the estate's slim pickings. There'll also be an Apple Olympics and live music.
Monday 13 August 2012
Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker is known for her work with huge and perilous sets.
Friday 10 August 2012
Gold medallists can come from all sorts of backgrounds, but rarely has there been as unlikely a winner as Charlotte Dujardin, who became Britain's first individual dressage Olympic champion amid joyous scenes at Greenwich Park yesterday.
Sunday 17 June 2012
This impressive staging of Tchaikovsky's opera manages to be both playful, and deadly serious
Saturday 16 June 2012
Following her previous CD of concertos by Sibelius and Prokofiev, Frang again pairs Nordic and Russian composers on this latest release, with contrasting results.
Saturday 16 June 2012
What happens when your star storms off ?
Sunday 10 June 2012
A Gormenghast world that toppled two creative giants
Thursday 07 June 2012
Viktor starts with a woman stepping forward to face the audience. She seems to have no arms: they’re tucked away inside her red dress, its short sleeves gaping. The missing limbs are unnerving, but not as unnerving as her bright smile.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Matthew Bourne's renowned reinterpretation of Swan Lake is now showing as a 3D film. This is how the project took flight
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