Ismene Brown

Fighting talk | 17 September 2015

The start of the year is all good if sombre stuff, and includes a revival of English National Ballet's Lest We Forget, a version of 1984 from Northern Ballet and a new work from Amici Dance Theatre

If there’s one thing scarcer than hen’s teeth in serious choreography nowadays, it’s a light heart. When was the last time we had something jolly created in the artform that brought us La Fille mal gardée, Coppélia and Les biches?

Still, the first week of the start of the dance year was all good stuff, if sombre (and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are over from New York at the Peacock right now, thank heavens).

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