Ballet

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San Francisco Ballet review – vintage glamour and Cheever's Swimmer reimagined
Danielle Rowe’s new work amps up the fizz, while archive pieces by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Possokhov offer dreamlike diversions and sleek stylings

Lyndsey Winship

08, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

05, Mar, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Julie Felix: the brilliant Black ballerina who was forced to leave Britain
She was told there was no room for a ‘brown swan’ in the London Festival Ballet, so she went to the US. There she found enormous success, dancing for everyone from Michael Jackson to Prince

Steve Rose

04, Mar, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood
Juggling babies and a job is always difficult – what are the particular pressures for performers and how is the industry taking steps to improve?

Lyndsey Winship

03, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit
New visa rules, taxes and transport restrictions are some of the hurdles British dance and theatre organisations must now overcome to tour Europe

David Jays

24, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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London venue plans ignored rest of UK | Letter
Letter: The axing of a concert hall project in the capital is no great loss, there are world-class facilities in other parts of the country, writes Julie Berrow

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Carlos Acosta: ‘There’s a danger we’ll lose a whole generation of young dancers’
The Cuban star talks about his battle to lift spirits up at the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the film he has made to rally performers as their stages stay dark

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and media correspondent

20, Feb, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Freddie Opoku-Addaie: 'Dance festivals capture the imagination'
The new artistic director of Dance Umbrella is the first black artist to hold the post. He plans to call time on tick-box diversity – and use the pandemic to remodel his industry

Lyndsey Winship

18, Feb, 2021 @11:07 AM

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The #QueertheBallet movement: 'it's more than a man lifting a woman in a tutu'
Adriana Pierce is empowering queer female and non-binary performers whose relationships have been excluded from classical dance

Emily Dixon

10, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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San Francisco Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – two acts of pure dance run smooth
George Balanchine’s take on Shakespearean comedy may be more geometric than romantic, but the most delicate moments of this performance are truly enchanting

Lyndsey Winship

25, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Diana Payne-Myers obituary
Other lives: Dancer and actor who was treading the boards up to the age of 91

Matthew Hawkins

15, Jan, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Sir Robert Cohan obituary
Choreographer and influential teacher who pioneered contemporary dance in the UK

Jane Pritchard

14, Jan, 2021 @5:14 PM

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