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If you have followed our balletic adventures over here for a while, then you know we try to catch the works of American Ballet Theatre’s Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky as often as we can. Having seen over 15 of Mr. Ratmansky’s ballets, we can safely say that for as long as he keeps creating, [...]

MacMillan Triple Bill: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on December 5, 2012

Better late than never, here are some images from the MacMillan triple bill that ends tonight: a gallery by photographer Alice Pennefather featuring Concerto, Las Hermanas and Requiem. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH About Alice Pennefather: With a twin brother flying high as [...]

Ready to Start

by Emilia & Linda on October 20, 2010

Last week we attended Birmingham Royal Ballet‘s week-long season at Sadler’s Wells. They brought to London two different autumn bills: Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet and Pointes of View, with works by MacMillan, Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. Each Bag Lady caught up with one program. Linda on Romeo & Juliet: Having seen Romeo and Juliet [...]

How to Handle a Rope

by Linda on April 6, 2010

While full length pieces such as Mayerling, Manon, Anastasia and Romeo and Juliet invite reflection on MacMillan’s recurring theme of the Outsider, a mixed bill of his one act ballets, such as the Royal Ballet’s latest, gives audiences a chance to shift focus and contemplate MacMillan’s wide range. From academic classical to modern ballet, from [...]


by Linda on March 24, 2010

Is this ballet for you? Go If: Sweeping & romantic Pas de Deux and the Swiss precision of a great corps de ballet are your bread & butter, especially when there are no tutus in sight. Skip If: You are more at ease with narrative MacMillan. Concerto is MacMillan threading Balanchine territory. Dream Cast First [...]