Ballet

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Dance legend Alonzo King: ‘People think of love as a sentiment but it’s a force’
The revered American choreographer looks back at his political family life and the inspiration of his mother’s movement ahead of a rare UK production with Rambert

Lyndsey Winship

16, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Ballet Black review – powerful pairing from the trailblazing troupe
The rich abilities of the dancers are beautifully showcased in the double bill of Say It Loud and Black Sun

Lyndsey Winship

12, May, 2022 @10:32 AM

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Ballet Hispánico review – Latinx bite, humour and vogueing in heels
The New York company makes a long-awaited English debut with a colourful and lively triple bill that interrogates Latinx stereotypes while celebrating self-actualisation

Lyndsey Winship

08, May, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Barry & Joan review – all-singing all-dancing vaudevillians get their moment in the sun
Nostalgic insight into the theatrical world of the Granthams, an eccentric couple from the golden era of entertainment

Leslie Felperin

08, May, 2022 @8:22 AM

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Scènes de ballet/ A Month in the Country/ Rhapsody review – an outstanding Ashton triple bill
In a showcase of works from across their founding choreographer’s career, the Royal Ballet prove their mastery of his technical and dramatic complexity

Sarah Crompton

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Royal Ballet triple bill review – daredevil effervescence and virtuosity
Steven McRae returns from injury to the role he’d made his own in Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody, while two other Ashton works make up an evening of playful combinations and beautifully delineated emotions

Lyndsey Winship

24, Apr, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Ultimate sleazeball or tortured romantic? The truth about serial seducer Casanova
He’s been portrayed as a lascivious lothario, a likable scamp and even a female librarian. But who was the real Casanova? As the world’s most infamous lover returns to the stage, we reveal all

Lyndsey Winship

20, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I would say that we trailblaze’: dance dynamo Pawlet Brookes
For more than a decade, Let’s Dance International Frontiers has brought fantastic talent to the stage in Leicester. Its founder looks back – and ahead

Lyndsey Winship

18, Apr, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Valerie West obituary
Other lives: Head of tours at the British Council who took theatre, ballet and opera productions around the world

Tim Coleman

14, Apr, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Scottish Ballet: The Scandal at Mayerling review – bold and brutal
Emotional intensity and physically demanding choreography combine in this reworking of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet

Róisín O'Brien

14, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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The Forsythe Evening; Traplord review – a sugar rush and a bitter bill
William Forsythe delivers a dazzling fusion of classical ballet and pop, Ivan Michael Blackstock a bold examination of black masculinity

Sarah Crompton

10, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Anna Karenina review – this striking, steamy, seductive ballet is a masterpiece
The Australian Ballet, Sydney
Yuri Possokhov’s beautiful and distilled version of Leo Tolstoy’s epic tale sees the magnificent Robyn Hendricks in the titular role, alongside rising star Callum Linnane as Count Vronksy

Elissa Blake

07, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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