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161 Results in category Dance Styles

You couldn't take your eyes off him': the triumph and tragedy of Rudolf Nureyev

It was impossible not to know who Rudolf Nureyev was. From the moment the dancer defected to the west, turning his back on his home and the Kirov company that trained him, he blazed across the front pages.

BalletBoyz® presents Young Men

Internationally acclaimed all-male dance company BalletBoyz will bring to life their Rose d’Or award-winning film and sell-out stage production of Young Men in a new hybrid adaptation of live dance and film at Wilton’s Music Hall from Tuesday 13 to S

Akram Khan: the master mover who redefined dance

When Akram Khan was complimented by Mikhail Baryshnikovon the beauty of his dancing, it was one of the proudest but most ambivalent moments of his career. “Misha said he really admired the quality of my stillness,” Khan recalls.

Carlos Acosta on his new Cuban dance company: 'I want to bring them to the world..

The career synopsis of the Cuban born dancer Carlos Acosta reads like a fairy tale. As a dark-skinned boy from an especially poor part of Havana, he was forced to audition for the national ballet school by his father, who wanted him off the streets.

Richard Alston Dance Company review – stillness, serenity and funk

Fifty years ago Richard Alston was a fierce, skinny boy with an arty fall of black hair who believed that dances should be choreographed with the same compositional rigour and purity as abstract art or music.

Northern Ballet adaptation of Jane Eyre is coming to Leeds

Jane Eyre will dance into audiences’ hearts in Northern Ballet’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. Following one of literature’s most iconic heroines as she fights to find her independence and happiness, Jane Eyre is choreographed

The Winter’s Tale, Royal Opera House, London, review: It’s a marvellous ballet

Winter, but also spring: The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Talemoves from icy, tormenting jealousy to radiant recognition, lighting up the stage like a shaft of sunlight.Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 ballet is one of his finest, with complex storytelling

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide review – Rojo powers a demanding double bill

With its guileless storytelling and Romantic mingling of the folksy and sublime, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide is a tricky ballet for modern companies to inhabit. Tamara Rojo’s decision to challenge English National Ballet’s dancers

Project Polunin: Satori review – ballet's bad boy makes howling bid for inner peace

Sergei Polunin is a dancing star still searching for work that is the right fit for his undeniable charisma. The Ukrainian-born artist brings his messy past with him: companies abandoned, performances cancelled, vivid tattoos and tales of excess

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: Francesca Hayward is lovely as Clara

One of the company’s rising stars, Hayward, has a radiant flow of movement and gleaming footwork as Clara in the company's 455th performance of Peter Wright’s production.