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Tchaikovsky in Love: The Battle over the Composer’s Romantic Life

Originally submitted 8th February 2022 “I should like by my marriage to shut the mouths of various contemptible creatures whose opinion I do not value in the least but who can cause pain to people close to me”. Tchaikovsky With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it seems apposite to talk about one of the most famous […]

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

This 2018 revival of Bourne’s 1995 reimagining of the classic Swan Lake goes above and beyond expectations. The already familiar substitution of the female corps-de-ballet with all-male swans seems no less revolutionary today than it was 25 years ago. All images of graceful and dainty women in glittering costumes are forgotten as the bare-chested and […]