Ballet

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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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The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet review – intoxicating, instinctive and full of new detail
Francesca Hayward and William Bracewell reprise their roles with new partners as they give a fresh feel to one of the Royal Ballet’s most performed works

Lyndsey Winship

10, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin: ‘We owe it to younger dancers not to stay silent’
In her new memoir, New York City Ballet’s first Asian-American soloist speaks out about racism and sexual bullying in ballet. Now she wants to overhaul the industry from within

Fiona Sturges

08, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Creature review – Akram Khan struggles with the weight of the world
Jeffrey Cirio and Erina Takahashi dazzle for a sharp ENB, but this long-awaited new work is all message, no story

Sarah Crompton

02, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Colin Jones obituary
Royal Ballet dancer who became a celebrated photojournalist of social history in Britain and beyond

Peter Crookston

01, Oct, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act review – a passionate dancer’s drama
The extraordinary life story of the Ballets Russes star is retold with intensity, imagination and balletic flourishes

Lyndsey Winship

28, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Starstruck review – an opulent and fizzy Gene Kelly revival
Scottish Ballet make a post-pandemic return with a rousing version of Kelly’s ballet about Greek gods in the south of France

Róisín O'Brien

27, Sep, 2021 @7:39 AM

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Northern Ballet: Merlin review – all-action take on the boy wizard
Kevin Poeung impresses as the Arthurian sorcerer in an energetic but unsubtle telling for family audiences of his younger years

Lyndsey Winship

26, Sep, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Birds of Paradise review – Amazon’s ballet drama is no Black Swan
The Amazon drama, based on the book Bright Burning Stars, paints a too-chilly portrait of an erotic, competitive friendship between two ballerinas

Adrian Horton

24, Sep, 2021 @2:34 PM

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