Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Sadler’s Wells, 4th Dec 2012 – 26th Jan 2013. Matthew Bourne is without a doubt the most exciting choreographer in the world of ballet right now. He turned Edward Scissorhands into a ballet, and he famously rewrote Swan Lake with a male Odette/Odile and corps de ballet, creating a gay love story. His latest production is Sleeping Beauty and, as always, he truly … Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

HIT ON ALL SIX and our New Logo!

It was just over a week ago now when RAZZ teamed up with Bake Soc, University Big Band, Swing Soc, RAG and the Exeter Phoenix to bring you HIT ON ALL SIX. The night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who was involved in organising and performing and to everyone that came along and danced the night away (and those last stragglers dancing on … Continue reading HIT ON ALL SIX and our New Logo!

Play Without Words

Play Without Words is one of renowned choreographer Matthew Bourne’s most successful pieces. Created in 2002, the dance work received critical acclaim during its first showing which was produced by the National Theatre. Play Without Words went on to win the 2003 Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and Best Theatre Choreographer and has proved popular with audiences as well as critics. The piece is set … Continue reading Play Without Words

Swan Lake Through the Ages

Arguably Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballet, Swan Lake has a vast and varied history. Swan Lake was first performed in 1877, but was ill-received. Despite various attempts to salvage it, the ballet remained unpopular until Tchaikovsky’s death. Lev Ivanov choreographed a new version in his honour, it was performed in 1894, and hailed as a huge success. At this point, some changes were made to the ballet. … Continue reading Swan Lake Through the Ages

Lea Anderson: An interview

I had ten minutes with the dynamic dance legend Lea Anderson before the show The Featherstonehaughs draw on the sketchbooks of Egon Schiele started. She was pretty fluey and very kind to agree to do an interview while feeling so ill. After the interview she rushed off to film the performance from the wings…. KH: Do you have a set creative formula for creating dance? … Continue reading Lea Anderson: An interview