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Marguerite and Armand

Marguerite & Armand: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on March 3, 2013

Here are some wonderful images taken last month by Alice Pennefather of Tamara Rojo & Sergei Polunin’s guest performances with the Royal Ballet in Marguerite & Armand. Part of an all-Ashton bill, this was a special revival which marked Rojo’s goodbye from the Covent Garden stage. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) [...]

Lady of the Camellias

by Linda on October 29, 2011

Is this ballet for you? Go If: You like soapy dramas complete with beautiful costumes and designs. One for opera lovers too, even if Verdi is not directly involved. Skip If: You have seen both Cranko’s Onegin and MacMillan’s Manon and remain unmoved. Dream Casts This is more a case for dream companies: both Hamburg [...]

Best of British: Royal Ballet 2011/12 Season Picks

by Emilia & Linda on April 13, 2011

While details for POB, BRB, Dutch National Ballet and Hamburg Ballet‘s upcoming seasons have been out for a while, the Royal Ballet have just confirmed theirs via press conference this afternoon. AD Monica Mason’s farewell season presents a well-balanced lineup that pays homage to the company’s solid repertory and showcases the best of new British dance making talent (Wheeldon, McGregor, [...]

One Step Closer

by Linda on March 29, 2010

As the Royal Ballet’s founder choreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton is to them what Bournonville represents to the Royal Danish Ballet. He nurtured Ninette de Valois‘s young company and gave it an identity through pieces created to help develop its dancers. Ashton’s creations for the Royal Ballet shaped the English style of ballet, combining classical purity [...]