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An Unforgettable Evening with English National Ballet

by alicepennefather on April 11, 2014

ENB is about to wrap up its successful season at the Barbican Theatre, and there are 2 further opportunities to catch the company’s innovative ballet-meets-contemporary-dance programme, Lest We Forget, tomorrow. So if you are in London, don’t miss it! Over here, we were very impressed with the output of new works, which we had the opportunity to relay from [...]

The Sleeping Beauty: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on March 25, 2014

Yuhui Choe and Ryoichi Hirano are one of the highlights in the current Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty revival, with Mr. Crisp singling them out for praise: “a charming and very promising debut as Aurora, with Ryoichi Hirano a Prince of attractive nobility”. Alice Pennefather captured them at the general end of last month and, at long last, here [...]

Men in Motion: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on February 9, 2014

Alice Pennefather was at the general rehearsal photoshoot of Men in Motion, a show that explores the history of male dancing over the last century. First presented by ex-Royal Ballet principal Ivan Putrov at Sadlers Wells, Men in Motion has now been staged in Moscow, at the Ravenna Festival in Italy and, more recently, at [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on January 25, 2014

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle is being relayed to cinemas around the world this Monday 27 January. If you are free, we would urge you to attend and witness the miraculous dancing of star principal Natalia Osipova in the leading role, and the very fine Albrecht of Carlos Acosta. Alice Pennefather captured them both at the general: [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on December 16, 2013

We are now well into Nutcracker season and, if you’re treating the children, you might want to recap with our cheat sheet. Meanwhile, the wonderful Alice Pennefather was at the Royal Ballet’s general rehearsal to photograph the Sugar Plum Fairy of Lauren Cuthbertson, partnered by ABT special guest, Cory Stearns: Click to launch slideshow: All [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on November 4, 2013

Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is back at the Royal Opera House. Along with the return of the much-missed Lauren Cuthbertson, who had been recovering from a long-term injury, this revival also features the lovely Bolshoi principal dancer Evgenia Obraztsova. She is debuting in MacMillan’s production, with the passionate Romeo of Steven McRae as her partner. [...]