Nacional de Cuba - 'Giselle'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- August 18, 2005, Sadler's Wells, London
On Thursday 18th August, Ballet Nacional de Cuba presented Alicia Alonso’s version of the classic “Giselle”. According to the programme notes, Alonso first staged her version in 1958 for the Ballet del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
International Festival - Dutch National Ballet
by Kate Snedeker -- September 1, 2005, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh
Humour, innovation and doomed romance all featured in Dutch National Ballet's intriguing contribution to the 2005 Edinburgh Festival. The diverse programme included works from Balanchine, Robbins and David Dawson.
Ballet of China - 'Raise the Red Lantern'
by Toba SInger -- September 17, 2005, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California
What a bold experiment! The National Ballet of China invited the award-winning director, Zhang Yimou, to adapt his film, Raise the Red Lantern for the ballet stage... This is my first exposure to a film that has been made into a ballet.
Matthew Bourne's 'Highland Fling'
- A Romantic Wee Ballet
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 2, 2005, Sadler's Wells,
Northern Ballet Theatre
by David Mead -- September 3, 2005, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Random Dance Company
by Cassandra -- September 16, 2005, Sadler's Wells,
Genée International Ballet Competition - Final
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 11, 2005, Sadler's Wells,
David Hughes Dance Company
- 'in company', 'L'Apres-midi d'un Faune', 'El uno y medio', '[4:Freeze-Frame]'
by David Mead -- September 16, 2005, Linbury Studio Theatre,
- 'Apollo', 'Walking in the Heat', 'The Pump Room', '32 Cryptograms', 'Rubies'
by David Mead -- September 17, 2005, Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, England
- 'Opus Cactus'
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 14, 2005, Sadler's Wells,
Northwest Ballet - Director's Choice - 'Artifact II', 'In the Night',
'Duo Concertant', 'Symphony in Three Movements'
by Dean Speer -- September 24, 2005,
MOM Hall, Seattle, Washington
Dance Film Festival
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