Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Firebird, The Royal Ballet © 2019 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Ballet Classics with a Russian Flavour: “’The Firebird”’, “A Month in The Country”, “Symphony In C” at the Royal Opera House – ‘a vivid showcase’

Closing its 2018-19 season, The Royal Ballet presented a mixed Russian-themed triple bill. The program lasted over three hours and featured three one-act ballets showcasing impressive choreography and incredible variety of finest ballet classics of the 20th century. Sumptuous fairy-tale spectacular of Michel Fokine’s The Firebird was followed by an emotional family drama of Frederick Ashton’s…

Svetlana Smirnova | 03/09/2019
Plenty, 1999. Cate Blanchett in David Hare’s play, directed for the Almeida by Jonathan Kent,
at the Albery theatre, London. Photo: Ivan Kyncl / courtesy of V&A.

Exhibition Review: “Ivan Kyncl: In The Minute” – ‘capturing the feel of a show in one click’

Ivan Kyncl: In the Minute marks 15 years since the death of the acclaimed, Czech-born theatre photographer Ivan Kyncl (1953-2004). His archive, acquired by the V&A in 2018, comprises over 100,000 negatives and is considered to be one of the richest chronicles of the British stage in the late 20th century. Focusing on the possibilities of theatre photography, the exhibition brilliantly…

Svetlana Smirnova | 04/07/2019