Edward Watson

Houses of the Holy

In an interesting piece for The new Criterion novelist Laura James recently debated the watering-down of meaning and depth in modern ballet, arguing that:…

How to Handle a Rope

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…

All These Things That I’ve Done

On Sunday evening some of the biggest stars in the ballet world descended upon London’s Coliseum to pay homage to Rudolf Nureyev who would…

Romeo and Juliet Roundup

The event? A marathon of Romeos and Juliets at Covent Garden. The challenge? To see almost every cast combination available. The result? A ballet…