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Overseas ballet companies visiting the UK in 2013


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It seems that 2013 is going to be a good year for overseas companies visiting the UK. I thought that it might be useful to put all the information about visiting companies in one place. These are the planned tours of which I am aware:

 

Bern Ballet: coming to the Linbury in May with a new full-length ballet (Hexenhatz, I believe)

 

Bolshoi Ballet: coming to the ROH in July/August

 

Mikhailovsky: coming to the Coliseum in February/March with several ballets including Swan Lake, Don Quixote and some one act ballets

 

National Ballet of Canada: coming to Sadler's Wells in April with a Ratmansky Romeo and Juliet

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I've just seen that Boston Ballet is also coming to the UK in 2013. They will be performing two mixed bills at the Coliseum between 1 and 7 July. The programmes include pieces by Balanchine, Nijinsky (Afternoon of a Faun) Elo (their resident choreographer) and Kylian.

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Boston? My goodness, when were they last over here? During the Nureyev era? (And what I'd have given to have had them over here back in the mid-90s, when a lot of dancers I liked had gone over to them!)

 

Edited because I've just re-read the Bolshoi dates: with 2 mixed bills, I hope they're not going to suffer unduly against the Bolshoi.

 

Thanks once again, aileen, for keeping us alerted to these things.

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Alison, apparently, Boston Ballet haven't been to London for 30 years. They're coming at the beginning of July whereas the Bolshoi are coming at the end of the month.

 

Programme 1 comprises Balanchine's Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements, Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun and Jormo Elo's Plan to B.

 

Programme 2 comprises Wheedon's Polyphonia, William Forsythe's The Second Detail and Jiri Kylian's Bella Figura.

 

Two interesting programmes, I think.

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Alison, apparently, Boston Ballet haven't been to London for 30 years. They're coming at the beginning of July whereas the Bolshoi are coming at the end of the month.

 

Oops, I was getting my months mixed up. That's good to know. Thanks.

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Programme 1 comprises Balanchine's Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements, Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun and Jormo Elo's Plan to B.

 

Programme 2 comprises Wheedon's Polyphonia, William Forsythe's The Second Detail and Jiri Kylian's Bella Figura.

 

I notice that booking for this is now available on the ENO website. Programme 1: http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?itemid=2342

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And here's another one which has passed us by, but which has appeared on the ENO website: http://www.eno.org/s...hp?&itemid=2358 (scroll down for links to programmes 2 and 3)

3 separate programmes: 1: Cleopatra - Ida Rubinstein; Le Spectre de la Rose; The Firebird

2: Cleopatra (again) - Scheherazade

3. Cleopatra (obviously they're hoping you're not sick of it by now); Chopiniana; Polovetsian Dance [sic] (a cut-down version, perhaps? :) )

 

16th-20th July, London Coliseum

 

Obviously we're getting double doses because of being deprived of visiting companies during the Olympics this year, but this is starting to get a bit silly ...

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I hope that I've got this right, but it seems that Shanghai Ballet is bringing its production of Jane Eyre to the Coliseum in August (14-17). There's nothing on the Coliseum's website but tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

 

Does anyone have any news on the Stanislavsky's rumoured visit this summer?

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Interesting: the combination of Shanghai and Jane Eyre is one I would never have thought up, but there you go.

 

Haven't heard a thing about the Stanislavsky, but really, hasn't London got more than enough ballet visitors this year?  It's getting a little silly (plus they will probably all be undermining each other's ticket sales in the end, I should think).

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The Sadler's Wells programme for this autumn is just out.  Stuttgart Ballet are there 18-23 November with Taming of the Shrew and a mixed programme of work new to the UK. (The new season may not be up on their web site yet. There is lots of interest even if it doesn't strictly belong in the subject matter of this thread. Mark Morris returns..)

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I'd very much like to see Stuttgart Ballet. It's interesting that they too are going to Sadler's Wells rather than the Coliseum, like SFB and NBoC. Going to the Coliseum with anything other than the best known classics is a huge financial risk, as we have seen this year.

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Interesting: the combination of Shanghai and Jane Eyre is one I would never have thought up, but there you go.

 

Someone very much 'in the know' suggested the other night that this was something we should not save up for. What a risk going to the Coli while the Bolshoi is still at ROH!

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The Sadler's Wells programme for this autumn is just out.  Stuttgart Ballet are there 18-23 November with Taming of the Shrew and a mixed programme of work new to the UK. (The new season may not be up on their web site yet. There is lots of interest even if it doesn't strictly belong in the subject matter of this thread. Mark Morris returns..)

 

I got very overexcited when I saw this news!  I do hope I can get down to SW to see them.

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Booking just opened this morning for Stuttgart Ballet at Sadlers in November 2013 - matinees on both Saturday and Sunday, great for us out of town people! Just booked my seat for Taming on Sat 23 Nov (mat)  :)

 

(PS delighted to get my lovely 20% Sadlers multi show discount by also booking Bourne's Swan Lake which returns to Sadlers in December!!)

 

 

Correction: matinee for Stuggart only Saturday 23 November - sorry. Getting confused doing multi-show bookings....

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Booking just opened this morning for Stuttgart Ballet at Sadlers in November 2013 - matinees on both Saturday and Sunday, great for us out of town people! Just booked my seat for Taming on Sat 23 Nov (mat)  :)

 

(PS delighted to get my lovely 20% Sadlers multi show discount by also booking Bourne's Swan Lake which returns to Sadlers in December!!)

 

Where did you get the information about a matinée on the Sunday?  It's not available online and the Sadler's Wells booking office don't seem to know about it.  Have they slipped up?

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Where did you get the information about a matinée on the Sunday?  It's not available online and the Sadler's Wells booking office don't seem to know about it.  Have they slipped up?

 

Sorry Bluebird - my mistake. I was mixing it up with the Bourne Swan Lake (which I was booking a Sunday matinee for) because I was booking both at same time.

 

Taming is just Saturday matinee. 

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Someone very much 'in the know' suggested the other night that this was something we should not save up for. What a risk going to the Coli while the Bolshoi is still at ROH!

 

The Shanghai Ballet is indeed coming to the Coliseum August 14-17th with Jane Eyre, it's on the website, if they had waited another week or two, instead they are competing with the Bolshoi's Swan Lake and Flames of Paris!

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I'd very much like to see Stuttgart Ballet. It's interesting that they too are going to Sadler's Wells rather than the Coliseum, like SFB and NBoC. Going to the Coliseum with anything other than the best known classics is a huge financial risk, as we have seen this year.

 

I think it's the theatre that invites them. I know with NBOC, Sadler's Wells invited the company to bring their R&J. It wasn't a question of the NBOC thinking, "hey, let's go to London, now let's see, shall we book the Coli or Sadlers?"

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I didn't know that, toursenlair. I had always assumed that a company decided to tour to a city and then approached a theatre or theatres. I'm very impressed with the way in which Sadler's Wells is run and I can imagine that theatre being proactive and approaching dance companies, but I can't say the same of the Coliseum, which does of course have a resident (opera) company but still has many weeks when the theatre needs to bring in an income from visiting companies.

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