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Independent Ballet Wales in How Green Was My Valley

Richard Llewellyn’s famous novel How Green Was My Valley certainly sets some choreographic challenges. It cannot be easy to translate such detailed events and complex relationships covering a lengthy period of time into a successful ballet. Yet Darius James, artistic director of  Independent Ballet Wales, has done a cracking job in his latest work for […]

International Dance Festival Birmingham 2010

Co-artistic director David Massingham admits to having had more than a few concerns when the volcanic ash cloud descended just four days before the second biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham was due to open. “Things got quite nerve-wracking for a few days,” he said. Fortunately most of the artists were already in the UK, others […]

Zurich Ballet in La Sylphide

Zurich Ballet is certainly adaptable. Also presently dancing William Forsythe’s Artefact, it says a great deal that they can not only turn to La Sylphide, the most enduring of Romantic ballets, but dance it with such conviction and in such authentic style.

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