Here's one to a review by Glauco de Lietto of Bordeaux Opera Ballet at Edinburgh.
Bordeaux Opera Ballet’s programme Picasso and Dance at the Edinburgh Playhouse offers a precious opportunity. It traces key moments in the history of the Spanish artist’s involvement with ballet, from his first two collaborations with Diaghilev’s Les Ballets Russes to a much later one with the Paris Opéra, providing a unique insight into the evolution of a little known, but nonetheless essential part of his work. At the same time, it opens a window into a time when dance was enjoying the same popularity, at least in certain parts of Europe, as any other art form, enabling choreographers to establish fertile relationships with all the greatest composers and designers. Those were the delicate years, between the two Wars, when ‘creating’ meant searching for new ways of expressing the fundamental changes that society was going through, or often simply challenging traditions and provoking a reaction in the audience, be it enthusiasm or outrage.