Ballet

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Flouncing out: Australian Ballet stows away the tutu in 2022
Corsets and crystals will be traded for ‘abandon and a free-flowing physicality’ next year, but tulle lovers needn’t despair

Elissa Blake

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Swan Dive by Georgina Pazcoguin review – riveting exposé of the toxic world of ballet
Despite its sometimes puerile prose, the New York City Ballet soloist’s unflinching account of a rotten industry is as addictive as it is disturbing

Bidisha

14, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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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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Choreographer killed himself after sexual misconduct claims, inquest hears
Liam Scarlett, 35, was suspended from Royal Ballet in 2019 over allegations and died in April 2021

Matthew Weaver and agency

11, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Ballet Black review – conflict and connection in spellbinding double bill
Will Tuckett makes visual poetry of love, war and the work of Adrienne Rich, while Mthuthuzeli November journeys to a glitter-coated land of showtime

Sanjoy Roy

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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Royal Ballet: Giselle review – a supernatural tour de force from Natalia Osipova
Supported by a talented cast in Peter Wright’s acclaimed production, the principal makes an astounding return to the role she has made her own

Lyndsey Winship

05, Nov, 2021 @12:59 PM

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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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Ex-principal dancer at English National Ballet jailed for abusing students
Yat-Sen Chang sentenced to nine years after using ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually abuse young dancers

Ben Quinn

20, Oct, 2021 @5:57 PM

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L’Heure Exquise review – a Beckettian ballerina buried in pointe shoes
Maurice Béjart’s adaptation of Happy Days sees Alessandra Ferri up to her hips in ballet shoes in this sparse, dreamlike work

Lyndsey Winship

18, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Dante Project review – Wayne McGregor moves heaven, earth and hell
The Divine Comedy is brilliantly reimagined by McGregor with music by Thomas Adès, sets by Tacita Dean and a poetic send-off for Edward Watson

Lyndsey Winship

15, Oct, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Upping the Dante: Wayne McGregor and Tacita Dean’s Divine Comedy dance
The choreographer and artist discuss creating The Dante Project for the Royal Ballet – and their own visions of heaven and hell

Lyndsey Winship

14, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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