Ballet

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Israel Galván: La Consagración de la Primavera review – Stravinsky with a flamenco stamp
The maverick choreographer makes his mark on The Rite of Spring in this elementally austere exercise in anxiety and loose-cannon footwork

Sanjoy Roy

27, Nov, 2022 @12:06 PM

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‘I can’t take up a weapon, so I create’: how Ukraine’s artists are taking on Putin’s Russia
Putin’s invasion was designed to eradicate Ukraine’s sense of identity and history. But the nation’s artists are weaponising their work to mount a powerful act of resistance

Charlotte Higgins

26, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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When Burnley was the UK’s cultural capital | Letter
Letter: In the 1940s, the Old Vic and Sadler’s Wells ballet and opera companies took refuge in the north, writes Austen Lynch

24, Nov, 2022 @6:07 PM

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Tamara Rojo wades into bitter row over London arts funding
English National Ballet’s artistic director decries Arts Council England move to divert money from capital

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @3:20 PM

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – looking forward with friends
World premieres, old favourites and a ballet legend in the house make for a memorable gala evening

Sarah Crompton

20, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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‘It’s undoubtedly going to have a big impact’: inside three Arts Council funding cases
In our final set of case studies exploring the impact of Arts Council England’s new funding round, we speak to Ballet Black, Disability Arts Online and Camden Art Centre

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi, Caroline Butterwick and Alex Needham

18, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Patricia Ruanne obituary
Ballerina who played a Juliet of ‘genuine power’ opposite Nureyev’s Romeo in his 1977 production for London Festival Ballet

Jane Pritchard

17, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – pick ’n’ mix gala with some sparkles
A grab-bag of nine pieces, from Wheeldon to Tanowitz, make up a celebratory programme delivered with customary aplomb by the Royal’s dancers

Lyndsey Winship

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rise (En Corps) review – a ballerina’s dramatic comeback from devastating injury
Marion Barbeau, a Paris Opera ballerina making her acting debut, is terrific as an injured performer who finds strength in a contemporary dance company

Phuong Le

14, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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British-born ballet star unites Russian exiles in a dance of defiance
The British performer left Russia after 12 years and has organised a show with Russian and Ukrainian dancers to demonstrate friendship

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media correspondent

12, Nov, 2022 @1:50 PM

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English National Ballet: Ek/ Forsythe/ Quagebeur review – a fantastic farewell from Tamara Rojo
Mats Ek’s riveting new Rite of Spring for the #MeToo era is the centrepiece of the company’s last triple bill under its transformative artistic director

Sarah Crompton

12, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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English National Ballet: Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur review – masters at work
Mats Ek’s Rite of Spring is a pared back but powerful take on Stravinsky’s mighty score and William Forsythe’s Blake Works 1 is intensely watchable

Lyndsey Winship

10, Nov, 2022 @11:52 AM

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