fri 24/05/2024

Jenny Gilbert

Articles By Jenny Gilbert

The Winter's Tale, Royal Ballet review - what a story, and what a way to tell it!

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MacMillan Celebrated, Royal Ballet review - out of mothballs, three vintage works to marvel at

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Carmen, English National Ballet review - lots of energy, even violence, but nothing new to say

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Swan Lake, Royal Ballet review - grand, eloquent, superb

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Dark With Excessive Bright, Royal Ballet review - a close encounter with dancers stripped bare

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La Strada, Sadler's Wells review - a long and bumpy road

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Manon, Royal Ballet review - a glorious half-century revival of a modern classic

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Giselle, English National Ballet, Coliseum review - if you go down to the woods today, beware of the Wilis

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Best of 2023: Dance

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Nutcracker, Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, Royal Festival Hall review - a fresh, compelling, adult take on a festive favourite

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The Limit, Linbury Theatre review - a dance-theatre romcom that lacks both rom and com

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Anemoi / The Cellist, Royal Ballet review - a feast of music in a neat double bill

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Song of Songs, Pam Tanowitz/David Lang, Barbican Theatre review - sublime music and intricate dance bring life to a 2,000-year-old love poem

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Don Quixote, Royal Ballet review - crazy Russian-Spanish romcom, brilliant dancing

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Ballet Nights, Lanterns Studio Theatre review - dance gets its own cabaret season

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Ailey 2, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury review - young, black and fabulous

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