Rupert Pennefather

These Stones Will Shout

Last week saw Balanchine’s Jewels return to the Royal Opera House to send off the 2008/2009 ballet season in glittering style. A few things…

Jewel Box

Balanchine‘s first full-length abstract ballet is a celebration of styles and his tribute to the tradition that had shaped ballet during the 19th and…

Soul Meets Body

Since mixed reviews (including our previous opening night write up) have plagued the Royal Ballet’s celebratory “Ballets Russes Triple Bill”, I approached last Friday’s…

Giselle Roundup

Giselle belongs to the team of ballets we could watch over and over again: short & sweet (2 acts), few character dances  (as compared…