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Raymonda review – passion carries Tamara Rojo’s parting shot
The plot’s still a problem but the dancers give their all in the outgoing ENB artistic director’s bold attempt to bring an old classic in from the cold

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Gandini Juggling: Life review – a joyful love letter to Merce Cunningham
This dazzling show recreates the choreographer’s work through the pure geometry of balls, hoops and clubs

Sarah Crompton

15, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sarah Crompton’s best dance of 2021
Dancers burst back on to the stage, film projects reached new audiences, and we’ve Zoom to thank for Robert Cohan’s final work

Sarah Crompton

27, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!; Rumpelstilzchen – review
Magic and melancholy combine to glorious effect in Bourne’s Christmas classic. And the BalletBoyz make the Brothers Grimm look darker than ever

Sarah Crompton

19, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Marianela Núñez: ‘What lockdown taught me, one more time, is that dance is my true passion’
The Royal Ballet’s phenomenal principal dancer was the fixed star at the heart of an extraordinary year for the company

Sarah Crompton

07, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Sergei Polunin is reunited with Alina Cojocaru, and his talent
Polunin and Cojocaru are terrific, but neither is given enough to work with in the UK premiere of Johan Kobborg’s new version

Sarah Crompton

05, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Past Present/Connecting to Cohan – an inspirational journey into dance history
The extraordinary work of the late choreographer Robert Cohan finds full expression in two heartfelt tribute shows by Yorke Dance Project

Sarah Crompton

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘We were a little naive’: staging Cabaret, in the 60s and now
As a new staging of Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley opens in London, director Rebecca Frecknall and 94-year-old original composer John Kander swap stories

Sarah Crompton

20, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Giselle review – the stuff of dreams from the Royal Ballet
Six hundred performances of Giselle and counting, the Royal Ballet’s peerless dancers continue to make this once revolutionary work their own

Sarah Crompton

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Ballet Black: Then or Now/The Waiting Game review – dynamic anniversary celebration
The company celebrates 20 years of challenging, creative work with an eclectic double bill including a thrilling new piece from one of its own dancers

Sarah Crompton

07, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Family/Love Chapter 2; Transverse Orientation review – from one extreme to another
While Sharon Eyal’s repetitive works writhe with energy, Dimitris Papaioannou’s new piece lacks momentum but not beauty

Sarah Crompton

31, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Dante Project review – bold, beautiful and utterly engaging
Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean’s dream-team Divine Comedy is a fitting farewell to its star, Edward Watson

Sarah Crompton

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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