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An Interview with Alban Lendorf

by MetteWindberg on April 7, 2014

It’s the first interval at Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, hauntingly performed by the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. I’m queuing for a drink, and so is a young couple right in front of me. It seems to be a classic situation: she is a ballet-lover and has brought her boyfriend/date/crush along. And just like the rest [...]

Kings of the Dance, a programme that seeks to showcase the artistry, style and power of some of today’s most celebrated male dancers – think Marcelo Gomes, Leonid Sarafanov and Ivan Vasiliev - has been on the road since 2006. Yet, surprisingly, this is its London debut. Ahead of performances at the Coliseum this week, we caught up [...]

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

Ballet Black in Rehearsal for Storyville

by Emilia & Linda on January 24, 2012

Ballet Black returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre this February with Short Dance Works, a mixed bill combining plotless pieces with a brand new 30-minute narrative ballet (their longest yet) choreographed by Christopher Hampson. Storyville takes us back to the famous red-light district in 20th century New Orleans, Louisiana to tell the “rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags” tale of [...]

Tis the season to be jolly. Or is it? The end of the year is approaching and, while everyone is getting deep into Nutcracker mode, we are still mulling over a season of epic drama and tragic heroines, including a long run of Manons, a gorgeous new Romeo and Juliet, plus brief encounters with the [...]

An Interview with Royal Ballet First Artist Claire Calvert

by Emilia & Linda on November 12, 2011

We have been busy guest blogging again this month: we interviewed Royal Ballet First Artist Claire Calvert for the Royal Opera House blog. The 23-year-old has recently landed such plum roles as Lescaut’s mistress in Manon and Winter Fairy in Ashton’s Cinderella. Claire also told us about playing the Lilac Fairy in the current revival [...]