Edward Watson

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The Dante Project review – bold, beautiful and utterly engaging
Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès and Tacita Dean’s dream-team Divine Comedy is a fitting farewell to its star, Edward Watson

Sarah Crompton

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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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The Royal Ballet's Edward Watson: 'It’s not normal to do this to your body – but it is possible'
The dancer talks about his career at Covent Garden, exhilarating creations with Wayne McGregor and why he won’t retire quietly

Lyndsey Winship

07, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Edward Watson to retire as Royal Ballet principal dancer
Watson, whose final performance in a new Wayne McGregor production has been postponed by Covid, will join the company’s team of coaches

Chris Wiegand

14, Aug, 2020 @2:21 PM

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The Judas Tree review – genius marred by misogyny
Not even the Royal Ballet’s finest can make the brutal subject matter of the choreographer’s final work palatable

Luke Jennings

29, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Judas Tree/Song of the Earth review – from torrid violence to delicate majesty
A five-company tribute to Kenneth MacMillan continues with brave and brilliant stagings of two very different works

Judith Mackrell

25, Oct, 2017 @4:45 PM

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'You leave part of yourself on stage': Royal Ballet dancers on Kenneth MacMillan
For Edward Watson they’re terrifying and exhilarating. Sarah Lamb struggles to return to reality after performing them. Twenty-five years after Macmillan’s death, his visceral works have made a mark on the whole company

Judith Mackrell

25, Sep, 2017 @10:10 AM

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Mayerling review – sex, drugs and revolution in the Royal Ballet's superb staging
Edward Watson finds sympathy for the doomed prince while Sarah Lamb gives one of the performances of her career in MacMillan’s unsparingly brutal ballet

Judith Mackrell

01, May, 2017 @11:21 AM

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Les Enfants Terribles review – dark sibling fantasy
Top-flight dancers, Javier de Frutos moves, Philip Glass score and Cocteau’s twisted tale don’t quite add up

Luke Jennings

05, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Les Enfants Terribles review – Javier De Frutos teases out sex-games siblings' inner damage
With eight Royal Ballet dancers enacting the claustrophobic world of an incestuous couple, De Frutos weaves intricate physical poetry around Jean Cocteau’s text and Philip Glass’s limiting score

Judith Mackrell

29, Jan, 2017 @12:44 PM

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Les Enfants Terribles: Cocteau's scandalous siblings dance on the edge
Ahead of the Royal Ballet’s new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera, based on the poetic French novel, choreographer Javier De Frutos and his principal dancers talk incest, jealousy and revenge

Judith Mackrell

21, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Escaped Alone and Les Enfants Terribles: this week’s best UK theatre and dance
Caryl Churchill’s drama confounds expectations, while Javier De Frutos directs Philip Glass’s opera. Plus: Hedda Gabler, Pink Mist and Richard Alston Dance

Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

20, Jan, 2017 @10:30 AM

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