Ballet

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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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English National Ballet: Raymonda review – a bold, lavish refit of the Petipa classic
Coliseum, London
Even if the drama disappoints in parts, the music and dancing in Tamara Rojo’s brave, inventive take on the 19th-century, will-she-won’t-she love story is a delight

Sanjoy Roy

19, Jan, 2022 @11:06 AM

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A new start after 60: ‘I took up ballet at 62 – and it transformed my life’
As a child, Tina Leverton dreamed of being a ballet dancer, but her parents couldn’t afford the lessons. Learning to dance decades later has been joyful – it feels like coming home, she says

Paula Cocozza

17, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A 10-year triumph: how Tamara Rojo transformed English National Ballet
The dancer, choreographer and artistic director has shown great ambition and had an astonishing impact at the company

Lyndsey Winship

12, Jan, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Tamara Rojo to leave English National Ballet after 10 years as artistic director
The Spanish dancer will step down later this year, becoming artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, where her husband is a principal

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @5:10 PM

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The last dance? Why prima ballerinas are turning away from the tutu
Leading dancers and directors say they find the classic costume both physically and artistically restrictive

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

09, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Raymonda reborn: Tamara Rojo on ditching the sexism, Arab stereotypes, and 32 one-legged jumps
The ENB director has pulled the story forward to the Crimean war, given the female lead a strong new character based on Florence Nightingale – and adapted the choreography for today’s more slender dancers

Lyndsey Winship

04, Jan, 2022 @2:30 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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From the Australian Ballet to Brandenburg’s Noël!: the best live arts to stream this Christmas
Australia’s arts companies are streaming gorgeous productions this weekend. As a little Xmas treat, we’ve compiled some highlights

Elissa Blake

24, Dec, 2021 @2:04 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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Romeo & Juliet review – Sergei Polunin in swashbuckling form
Choreographed by Johan Kobborg, this is an often overblown show but has a divine turn from Alina Cojocaru

Lyndsey Winship

02, Dec, 2021 @11:40 AM

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