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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

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…

The Dark is Rising

Given the full run of Giselles, it is always very enjoyable to experience different casts and portrayals. This a challenge for the dancers; an…

Are we human or are we dancer?

As we begin our regular musings on “everything ballet” what more fitting than to start with our darlingest of all Covent Garden darlings, Alina…