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

Queerguru’s Jonny Ward reviews an All-Male Jazz Ballet double-bill in London’s Garden Theatre

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Coppelia and The Supermarket Suite ☆☆☆☆☆ St Gabriel’s Halls London This double bill of all-male jazz ballet starts with Supermarket Sweep set to The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and concludes with Coppelia by Delibes. The opening scene of Supermarket Sweep sees life working in a supermarket through the eyes of two members of staff (performed by … Continue reading

Matthew Bourne’s stunning re-imagining of Romeo & Juliet now streaming online

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If you have never seen any of Sir Matthew Bourne’s stunning ballets then you are so missing out, This award-winning queer Brit choreographer has produced breath-taking genre-bridging adaptations of classics like “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Car Man” and “The Red Shoes”.  Now his latest one Romeo and Juliet, which was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells … 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

A Quartet Of Dance inc. the Balletboyz

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The London based BalletBoyz an all-male award winning dance company has always been a Queerguru favorite  Here are dancers Jordan Robson and Bradley Waller with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and set to contrasting scores by Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson, Them/Us is an inventive double bill asking where we see ourselves in relation to the … Continue reading

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