Photo: © Alice Pennefather

Backstage with the Dryads

Last week, Alice Pennefather dropped by the Royal Ballet’s general rehearsal of Don Quixote to photograph Carlos Acosta’s production from front and backstage. While we have…

BRB - Sleeping Beauty


A few months ago we wrote about what makes a dancer graceful. When looking at elements of Grace, we mentioned  musicality as a quality…


Bag of Steps: Turns

We are back with another edition of Bag of Steps. This time we look at every turning trick designed to make us go “whoa”…

New in the Bag

Irina Kolesnikova and Artists of SPBT in Swan Lake - Photo: © SPTB

The Irina show: Swan Lake at SPBT

As if the lacklustre British summer wasn’t enough, this year London audiences also had to contend with a limited dance menu. In the absence of the Mariinsky and…