A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

The Imperial Moscow of princes, princesses, magicians and mystics provides the setting for David Nixon's… [more]

A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

An Interview with Alban Lendorf

It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet… [more]

An Interview with Alban Lendorf An Interview with Alban Lendorf

Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin

At the start of the Ratmansky/Welch double bill at Staatsballett Berlin last week, Linda and I did our… [more]

Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin Ratmansky & Welch in Berlin

A New Cinderella at Northern Ballet

March 10, 2014
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The Imperial Moscow of princes, princesses, magicians and mystics provides the setting for David Nixon’s brand new production of Cinderella for Northern Ballet, currently on tour in the UK. We recently had a chance to visit the company’s costume department in Leeds, and to chat to Costume Assistant Carley Marsh, as well as company dancer Vicky Sibson, [...]

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Best of Clement Crisp’s Reviews: a Timeline

February 21, 2014
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To follow in the steps (ha!) of our first interactive timeline, we have selected, for our second edition, quotes from beloved UK dance writer Mr. Clement Crisp. Ranging from the ruthless to the adoring and the witty, here they are for your scrolling pleasure: Tweet Share

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Men in Motion: A Photo Gallery

February 9, 2014
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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 [...]

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The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: A Photo Gallery

January 25, 2014
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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: [...]

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The New York Experience

January 20, 2014
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The 42nd Prix de Lausanne is about to kick off (26 January to 1 February). Last year, Prix finalist & contemporary prize winner Harper Watters ran a series of guest posts recalling his experiences taking part in the competition. Harper is now a dancer with Houston Ballet, and has been busy touring the globe with the company. One of [...]

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English National Ballet: The Nutcracker & Le Corsaire

January 3, 2014
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A little under two years ago, English National Ballet seemed a stagnant company: not only had Wayne Eagling suddenly departed as Artistic Director, but faced with a 15% reduction in its funding, the company seemed overly dependent on long runs of The Nutcracker and Hollywood-inspired extravaganza Strictly Gershwin, attracting criticism along the way. Leaving aside [...]

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