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The Sleeping Beauty: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on March 25, 2014

Yuhui Choe and Ryoichi Hirano are one of the highlights in the current Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty revival, with Mr. Crisp singling them out for praise: “a charming and very promising debut as Aurora, with Ryoichi Hirano a Prince of attractive nobility”. Alice Pennefather captured them at the general end of last month and, at long last, here [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on December 16, 2013

We are now well into Nutcracker season and, if you’re treating the children, you might want to recap with our cheat sheet. Meanwhile, the wonderful Alice Pennefather was at the Royal Ballet’s general rehearsal to photograph the Sugar Plum Fairy of Lauren Cuthbertson, partnered by ABT special guest, Cory Stearns: Click to launch slideshow: All [...]

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 [...]

Onegin: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on February 7, 2013

It seems Onegin fever really hit London this winter: in addition to Cranko’s ballet, the opera is being staged at the ROH in a new version by Kasper Holten, while Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker presents her contemporary dance take on the story, Tatyana, at the Barbican (till this Saturday). Before the Cranko version sees its [...]

Nutcracker for the People

by MetteWindberg on January 4, 2013

Ballet and popular culture have been enjoying an unusually close relationship in recent times. Following on the success of Natalie Portman’s highly neurotic and nail-biting ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, shows like Breaking Pointe and The Secret Lives of Dancers portray daily life at, respectively, Salt Lake City’s Ballet West and The Royal New Zealand [...]

The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker: A Photo Gallery

by alicepennefather on December 19, 2012

Here’s a holiday special from the always sharp lenses of photographer Alice Pennefather. Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and a very balletic 2013! (Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow) All Photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH About Alice Pennefather: With a twin brother flying high as a star of the [...]