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Romeo and Juliet

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. [...]

Ida Praetorius: Danish Ballet Star in the Making

by MetteWindberg on July 18, 2013

Towards the end of Act 1 in John Neumeier’s Romeo & Juliet there is a scene where the star-crossed lovers meet properly – alone and unmasked – for the first time. It is always a lovely scene but, with Ida Praetorius’ Juliet and Gregory Dean’s Romeo earlier this year it was more than that. It was an exceptional [...]

Ballets by Ratmansky

by Emilia & Linda on May 31, 2013

A case of incurable Ratmansky Fever means we continue to chase the choreographer’s new works around the globe, so make sure to check back in with us next week for our thoughts on his new trilogy set to Shostakovich and premiering during ABT’s Met season tonight. We’ll be there. Meanwhile, taking our cue from assorted [...]

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes

by Emilia & Linda on March 15, 2012

Via Press Release On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet. A full working day will be streamed live on The Royal Opera House YouTube channel as well as the Guardian website. Live rehearsals and interviews will be interspersed with backstage films to offer [...]

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 [...]

Ratmansky’s New Romeo and Juliet

by Linda on November 21, 2011

One of the highlights of National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary season is a gorgeous new version of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky. Amongst the hottest classical choreographers in the world right now, Ratmansky has been churning out one success after another: for ABT a new Nutcracker and a short piece, Dumbarton, and for [...]