Marianela Núñez

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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 Nutcracker review – a glimmer of pure Christmas joy
Despite fewer dancers and musicians, Peter Wright’s production is a gorgeous spectacle at Covent Garden

Lyndsey Winship

14, Dec, 2020 @1:47 PM

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No standing still: the best of lockdown dance
From an elegant ode to San Francisco to Japanese hip-hop in a park, here’s how dancers are tackling our new normal

Lyndsey Winship

17, Aug, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Marianela Núñez: ‘Ballet isn’t elitist – it’s our responsibility to make people get it’
The Royal Ballet principal on her changing roles, how she dances through difficult emotions, and being ‘a complete bunhead’

Sarah Crompton

19, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Don Quixote; Since She review – Nuñez and Muntagirov dazzle
The two principals inspire a blazing revival of Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote. And Dimitris Papaioannou pays loving homage to Pina Bausch

Sarah Crompton

24, Feb, 2019 @8:00 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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Top 10 dance shows of 2018
Romeo and Juliet muddled into middle age, Akram Khan suffered shell-shock, Rambert2 lost control – and William Forsythe gave ballet a stratospheric street shakeup

Judith Mackrell and Lyndsey Winship

17, Dec, 2018 @6:00 PM

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La Bayadère review – moonlit heights from Nuñez and co
Visually intoxicating and beautifully danced – mostly – by the Royal Ballet, Petipa’s Indian romance remains problematic

Luke Jennings

11, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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La Bayadère review – Marianela Núñez dances with heart-rending beauty
The loose plotting of the love story is offset by performers who elevate the melodrama to mesmerising levels

Lyndsey Winship

02, Nov, 2018 @11:55 AM

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Rambert: Life Is a Dream; Swan Lake – review
Kim Brandstrup conjures dreamlike precision for Rambert, while Royal Ballet’s brand new Swan Lake deserves to be a cherished work in progress

Luke Jennings

27, May, 2018 @7:00 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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Giselle review – uncontestable greatness from Marianela Núñez
The Royal Ballet star is transcendent in the title role – with seven more principal ballerinas about to step into her shoes

Luke Jennings

28, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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