Highlights

The Costumes of Elite Syncopations

The Royal Ballet’s current revival of MacMillan’s Concerto, The Judas Tree and ragtime ballet Elite Syncopations closes tonight. We send it off with this…

The Mariinsky Ballet

As the Mariinsky comes to the rescue of ballet-starved Londoners this week, we kick-off our series of features about ballet companies around the world,…

New in the Bag

Les Sylphides

Is this ballet for you? Go if: You are fond of white romantic vaporous tutus waltzing on the stage. Adagio (ie. slow) dancing makes…

Be True to Your School

Most professional dancers start their careers rather young and, depending on where they study, the programme/syllabus they follow varies substantively. Here in England, they…

Love Me Two Times

The other day I got an email from a friend inviting me to see the Royal Ballet’s current production of Giselle. He had been…