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Ballets by Ratmansky

A case of incurable Ratmansky Fever means we continue to chase the choreographer’s new works around the globe, so make sure to check back…

Mayerling 2013, Courtesy of ROH

Five Ballet Weddings From Hell

We hear you. You can’t stand the buzz about a “certain wedding” anymore. Everywhere you look, it’s all about fairy-tale endings, cheese and romance. You…

10 Reasons Why We Love Manon

A big helping of MacMillan is finally coming our way after a very Ashton-heavy season. Manon, one of his most famous full-length ballets, opens…

Edward Watson in Mayerling

Mayerling

Is this ballet for you? Go if: You are tired of white ballets and of seeing male dancers perennially overshadowed by the ballerina. Mayerling,…

New in the Bag

The Scientist

We now turn to one of ballet history’s most successful training methods: Cecchetti, a complete and structured system for dancers, which sets a strict,…

Season Awards

The 2008/2009 Royal Ballet season was filled with golden tickets, but which acts made the Bag Ladies tick the most? As we gear up…

A Fiery Spirit

The Royal Ballet’s newest Principal dancer, aussie Steven McRae, charmed the hearts of these Bag Ladies since his first appearances in Covent Garden. At…