Francesca Hayward

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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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Royal Ballet: Beauty Mixed Programme review – rose petals and a lust for water
A wild variety of pas de deux fuel this mixed bill, from kitschy Strauss to a duet with a table, plus part of Sleeping Beauty

Lyndsey Winship

27, Jun, 2021 @4:29 PM

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The Royal Ballet: 21st-Century Choreographers review – racing out of the blocks
Works by Christopher Wheeldon, Crystal Pite and rising star Kyle Abraham reveal a company eager to pursue expressive and exciting directions

Lyndsey Winship

19, May, 2021 @10:45 AM

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On my radar: Francesca Hayward's cultural highlights
The Royal Ballet principal’s passion for interiors magazines, the twists and turns of Succession and superior spaghetti

Kadish Morris

26, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Royal Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour review – sheer, ravishing class from top to pointed toe
Francesca Hayward, Natalia Osipova and Marianela Nuñez are among the many stars in this exquisite mixed bill of classics and more recent work

Lyndsey Winship

15, Nov, 2020 @11:34 AM

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Cats star Francesca Hayward on lockdown dancing and returning to the Royal Ballet
The ballerina stars in a stylish short film made in isolation and is about to perform at the Royal Opera House after months away

Chris Wiegand

11, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Shut up and dance! Five of the best routines made during lockdown
From Robbie Fairchild’s electric escape to Francesca Hayward’s head-spinning pirouettes, here are five joyful homemade clips

Lyndsey Winship

21, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Coppélia review – Francesca Hayward captivates
Francesca Hayward gets things off to a flying start as Ninette de Valois’s comic ballet makes an overdue return

Sarah Crompton

08, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Balletboyz's Romeo and Juliet film takes star-cross'd lovers to the street
Shot on location with lashings of fighting and flirting, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words is a vibrant, up-close take on one of the Royal Ballet’s best-loved gems

Lyndsey Winship

26, Nov, 2019 @11:50 AM

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Night of 100 Solos review – Merce Cunningham lives on
A star-packed tribute honours the choreographer’s ground-breaking approach to technique and staging

Sara Veale

21, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Night of 100 Solos review – a fresh and radical Merce Cunningham experience
Six decades of solos form an unsentimental and surprising celebration of the legendary choreographer’s highly technical dance experiments

Lyndsey Winship

17, Apr, 2019 @11:29 AM

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Manon review – touching greatness, three times over
the Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward, Natalia Osipova and Marianela Nuñez all touch greatness in the coveted role of Kenneth MacMillan’s tragic heroine

Luke Jennings

15, Apr, 2018 @6:59 AM

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