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A perfect Holiday Gift for all those would-be Billy Elliot’s out there

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    The work of the celebrated multi-award-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne is the real reason why so many of us (young enough!) wanted to become Billy Elliot.  His now-legendary SWAN LAKE  in which he altered the traditional story to be about a human male falling in love with a male swan, is part of … Continue reading



Rebels on Pointe

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Rebels On Pointe is a very affectionate profile by Canadian award-winning documentarian Bobbi Jo Hart on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo an American all-male (and proudly openly gay) Ballet Company corps which parodies the conventions and clichés of romantic and classical ballet. Harte adopts a  cinema vérité approach with her very entertaining film that takes us … Continue reading




The Slutcracker : Ballet meets Burlesque

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”   It’s impossible to believe that the very first performance of Tchaikovsky‘s most famous ballet in 1892 was a flop.  The poor ballerina who was dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy was criticised for being “corpulent” and “podgy”.  We not sure if that critic was alive now and saw Vanessa White’s new production  what … Continue reading



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