Kenneth MacMillan

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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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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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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage review – freedom to soar again
After seven months away from the spotlight, the entire company release their pent-up energy in a jubilant and moving three-hour gala of greatest hits

Lyndsey Winship

11, Oct, 2020 @10:59 AM

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Royal Ballet mixed bill review – a trio of 60s flashbacks
Lauren Cuthbertson and Reece Clarke’s masterclass in clarity is the highlight in a night of Macmillan, Ashton and Petipa

Lyndsey Winship

23, Oct, 2019 @10:38 AM

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Clover Roope obituary
Ballet dancer and choreographer who taught in London and Mexico and at the Rambert school in Twickenham

Jane Pritchard

14, May, 2019 @4:05 PM

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Romeo and Juliet review – star-cross'd magic from Matthew Ball and Lauren Cuthbertson
The principals lead an emotionally charged reprise of Royal Ballet’s old faithful

Sarah Crompton

31, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Romeo and Juliet review – stunningly swoonsome study of wide-eyed love
Lauren Cuthbertson and Matthew Ball sumptuously express the recklessness of youth in Kenneth MacMillan’s fine ballet

Lyndsey Winship

27, Mar, 2019 @11:26 AM

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Les Patineurs / Winter Dreams / The Concert review – festive cheer and tears at the Royal Ballet
A fine take on Chekhov’s melancholy Three Sisters brings bite to this seasonal triple bill, before ice skaters and lovers restore the yuletide glow

Lyndsey Winship

19, Dec, 2018 @2:44 PM

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Manon review – an epic fail of the Bechdel test
The story of an ill-treated 18th-century convent girl is troubling, but English National Ballet perform Kenneth MacMillan’s version with breathtaking virtuosity

Sanjoy Roy

21, Oct, 2018 @4:04 PM

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English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty review – a way with the fairies
Absolute commitment and attention to detail make for a memorable Beauty at English National Ballet

Luke Jennings

10, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back In Time review – the road to greatness
Viviana Durante revives early works by Kenneth MacMillan in a programme full of poignant insights

Luke Jennings

22, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Steps Back in Time review – the magic of young Kenneth MacMillan
A programme of MacMillan’s early works by his former ballerina Viviana Durante is brimming with tricks

Judith Mackrell

19, Apr, 2018 @10:56 AM

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