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The Royal Ballet's new season gets off to a phantasmagorical start

The Royal Ballet could hardly have chosen a more eye-popping or enjoyable production with which to launch its autumn season.


'You leave part of yourself on stage': Royal Ballet dancers on Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan holds a peculiarly revered position within the culture of the Royal Ballet. Many junior dancers say that it’s the principal roles within his story ballets – Romeo and Juliet, Mayerling and Manon – to which they most aspire.


Wayne McGregor’s +/- Human, Roundhouse, dance review: 'Eye-catching'

High in the air, bright white spheres float over the heads of dancers, hovering and circling in the lofty ceiling space of the Roundhouse. Named Zoological, the orbs are an entrancing art installation by Random International.


Romeo and Juliet ballet review: Rudolf Nureyev's choreography stands test of time at Royal Festival

It's 40 years since Rudolf Nureyev made this Romeo & Juliet for English National Ballet (then known as London Festival Ballet), a piece full of fast-paced choreography, fateful doom and Venetian bawdiness, and it stands the test of time.


Alexander Whitley Dance Company, 8 Minutes, review: Solar-powered beauty

Alexander Whitley has been an 'up and coming' talent for a while now, his work always intellectually engaged and technically skilled, but somehow never a hundred percent nailing it. I think we can say, however, that he has now arrived, in some style,


Scottish Dance Theatre review – ballet with the spirit of street-dance rebellion

Ever since Isadora Duncan denounced ballet as sterile gymnastics, a long line of choreographers have used her metaphor, deploying images of regimented classical dancers to flag up themes of conformity and restraint. Botis Seva is the latest.


Ashton at the Royal Ballet review – miraculous moves and romantic rapture

Shortly before his death in 1988, Frederick Ashton grew fretful about the future of his ballets. He worried that he was falling out of fashion, that a new generation of dancers was unable to understand his style. “They’re afraid of letting go,”


Review: A brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums - Pepperland, Royal Court Liverpool

It was 50 years ago today (more or less) that The Beatles released the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. How better to mark this musical milestone than with a festival, entitled Sgt.


Royal Ballet mixed bill review – Scarlett and Yanowsky deliver a mesmerising melodrama

When Zenaida Yanowsky retires at the end of this season, the Royal Ballet will lose one of its most profoundly intelligent and unusual ballerinas. Yanowsky, a peerless dance actor, can create a character through the merest shift of her glance


Rambert - Ghost Dances and other works, review: Three is the magic number

Choreographer Aletta Collins opens her new work, The days run away like wild horses, with an inspired recreation of an Oscar-winning 80s animation called Tango, by director Zbigniew Rybczynski.