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The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on January 25, 2014

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: [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on November 4, 2013

Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is back at the Royal Opera House. Along with the return of the much-missed Lauren Cuthbertson, who had been recovering from a long-term injury, this revival also features the lovely Bolshoi principal dancer Evgenia Obraztsova. She is debuting in MacMillan’s production, with the passionate Romeo of Steven McRae as her partner. [...]

It’s a great time for Petipa here in the UK, as last week’s crop of ballets shows: The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote was broadcast to cinemas, English National Ballet’s brand new Le Corsaire premiered at Milton Keynes (stay tuned for our review soon), while Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of 19th century balletic blockbuster, The Sleeping Beauty, made a welcome [...]

Six Reasons Why Ratmansky Rocks…

by Emilia & Linda on September 25, 2013

…Other than the fact that he is – as revealed today – among the recipients of a “genius” grant? Well, if you need more reasons, take a look at our new guest blog for Behind Ballet (The Australian Ballet’s official blog), originally published ahead of Ratmansky’s brand new Cinderella for the company and reproduced below with plenty of [...]

Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg: an Interactive Timeline

by Emilia & Linda on August 7, 2013

We have been playing around with interactive timelines for a while. Here is the first one for everyone’s browsing pleasure: Tweet Share

The Sleeping Beauty

by Linda on October 22, 2011

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You love classical ballet complete with fairy tale theme, tiaras, tutus, lavish décors and variations for almost every single dancer (and featuring every single ballet step in the syllabus). The Sleeping Beauty is also ideal for: classical music fans who want to live Tchaikovsky’s vision of the story, [...]