Cristina de Lucas

Cristina de Lucas has an interdisciplinary background in Law, English Philology and Ballet Studies. She is currently a PhD student at University of Roehampton, where she is passionately carrying out a research on four early narrative ballets by the British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. She loves writing about dance and cinema, and contributes regularly to several publications in Spain and UK.
Stuttgart Ballet’s Made in Germany: a showcase of repertory

Stuttgart Ballet has a long tradition of promoting new choreography, and in this spirit the first programme for its visit to Sadler’s Wells included thirteen brief choreographies, all specially made for the company. Blending old pieces with more recent additions, the bill formed a heterogeneous conglomerate showcasing the wide range of styles in Stuttgart’s repertory and the versatility of its dancers.

Wednesday 20th November 2013 Read more...
Embracing Tango: Cherkaoui’s exploratory journey in M¡longa

Prolific choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui plunges into Tango with an avid curiosity and sensitive perception. His new work M¡longa, a Sadler's Wells production that premièred in Mézières, Switzerland, earlier this year, reflects his learning journey with a sharp melancholic atmosphere. 

Monday 11th November 2013 Read more...
Unsettling darkness in Hofesh Shechter’s new production Sun

Hofesh Shechter performs his new piece Sun at Sadler's Wells, opening 30th October 2013. 

Friday 1st November 2013 Read more...
The Americans have arrived! Boston Ballet at the London Coliseum

Boston Ballet's first visit to London in three decades coincides with the company's 50th season, and this saw them in celebratory mood at the London Coliseum in this first programme of four varied pieces.

Friday 5th July 2013 Read more...
Laments and combats: Deep emotions in Monteverdi Ballets at Spitalfields

Part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, this evening brought together Baroque music and the work of Avant Garde Dance, choreographing pieces by Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporary Biagio Marini. Village Underground was the perfect space for this project.

Wednesday 19th June 2013 Read more...
Unrest and rancour in Hofesh Shechter's double bill at Sadler's Wells

Two contrasting works from Hofesh Shechter made for an intriguing double bill at Sadler's Wells: the all-male Uprising and the all-female The Art of Not Looking Back, a disturbing, unsettling meditation.

Monday 29th April 2013 Read more...
Ecstasy and Death: An excellent triple bill by English National Ballet

This unusual triple bill from English National Ballet at the Coliseum, intriguingly titled Ecstasy and Death, brought together three contrasting works to demonstrate the good shape the company is in.

Monday 22nd April 2013 Read more...
National Ballet of Canada at Sadler's Wells: Light tragedy in Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet

The National Ballet of Canada's new version of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, debuted at Sadler's Wells on Wednesday night. This agreeable version of the classic is built on Ratmansky's quiet, gentle classical style.

Friday 19th April 2013 Read more...
Dancing Bach: The Mikhailovsky Ballet's powerful contemporary face in London

Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness is a ballet in two acts choreographed by the Mikhailovsky Ballet's artistic director Nacho Duato, and here showcased the company's ability in contemporary repertory as their fourth programme presented at the London Coliseum.

Monday 8th April 2013 Read more...
Israel Galván presents his experimental La Curva at London Flamenco Festival

Part of London Flamenco Festival at Sadler's Wells, Israel Galván's La Curva is innovative and experimental, but ultimately disappointing, running to a length greater than that necessary given its material.

Tuesday 26th March 2013 Read more...
High-powered, avant-garde flamenco: Romances at London Flamenco Festival

Romances, from director Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, is a little gem of London Flamenco Festival, at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Studio. Full of inventiveness and experimentation, this piece avoided traditional flamenco clichés, placing itself firmly in the 21st century.

Monday 25th March 2013 Read more...
An evening of novelty with Ballet Black's annual visit to the Linbury Studio

Ballet Black brought four works to the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House from choreographers including Javier de Frutos and Christopher Marney. Varying between the abstract and the expressive, this successful visit justified their commitment to new commissions.

Friday 8th March 2013 Read more...
Two new works in an inspiring triple bill from The Royal Ballet

Two world premières from renowned choreographers Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon joined George Balanchine's classic Apollo on the Royal Opera House stage for this mixed bill.

Monday 25th February 2013 Read more...
Argentinian company Tango Fire sets Peacock Theatre alight with Flames of Desire

Flames of Desire at the Peacock Theatre was an outstanding production, cleverly choreographed and excellently performed. It mixed some evocative tango dancing with some astonishing acrobatics.

Friday 1st February 2013 Read more...
An enchanting wonderland: Panorama by Philippe Decouflé

Philippe Decouflé's new show Panorama was a mesmerizing insight into his inventive genius for old fans and new alike. With magnificent performers from his company, this Sadler's Wells performance of humour, subtle delicacy, and tenderness.

Monday 5th November 2012 Read more...
Labyrinth of Love: Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells

This mixed bill from Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells presents works by Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham and Richard Alston alongside Labyrinth of Love, a new piece by Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon, which left an impression of overwhelming depth.

Thursday 18th October 2012 Read more...


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