Highlights

Giselle

Is this ballet for you? Go if: Balanchine said it best “Like Hamlet, Giselle is a classic: it is not only important historically, it…

La Sylphide

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You love Romantic ballets like Giselle but wish the male dancer had a bigger role. You’re slightly…

New in the Bag

Feet-like Fins

In this compelling article dance critic Alastair Macaulay examines what drives the archetypal “heroine of the water”, her allure, her psychological connotations. I recommend…

Soul Meets Body

Since mixed reviews (including our previous opening night write up) have plagued the Royal Ballet’s celebratory “Ballets Russes Triple Bill”, I approached last Friday’s…

Giselle Roundup

Giselle belongs to the team of ballets we could watch over and over again: short & sweet (2 acts), few character dances  (as compared…