Royal Ballet

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The Sleeping Beauty review – a vintage production rises and shines
It’s unapologetically retro, and there’s no story, but the Royal Ballet’s latest revival of Petipa’s intricate masterpiece casts its spell

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Readers’ favourite stage shows of 2022
This year readers saw some amazing theatre, provoking tears, recognition, anger, inspiration and awe

Guardian readers

19, Dec, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Dance: Sarah Crompton’s five best shows of 2022
Past and present entwined in a sparkling postmodern revival, a sensational take on Stravinsky and Crystal Pite’s sublime dance of life

Sarah Crompton

17, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Dame Beryl Grey obituary
One of the most celebrated British ballerinas of her generation who later dedicated herself to the training of dancers

Jane Pritchard

11, Dec, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Beryl Grey: a bright star of British ballet with spark, poise and passion
The ballerina, who has died aged 95, brought panache to roles at the Royal Ballet and across the world before guiding what became English National Ballet

Lyndsey Winship

11, Dec, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Dame Beryl Grey, British ballerina with ‘all the gifts’, dies aged 95
Shooting to fame as a teenager with the Royal Ballet, Grey won international acclaim as a dancer and was artistic director of the company that became English National Ballet

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

11, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The Nutcracker review – the Royal Ballet’s winter warmer
This sumptuously designed production is a treat if you don’t dwell on the dramatic flaws and just enjoy the magical music and performances

Lyndsey Winship

07, Dec, 2022 @4:34 PM

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – looking forward with friends
World premieres, old favourites and a ballet legend in the house make for a memorable gala evening

Sarah Crompton

20, Nov, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Patricia Ruanne obituary
Ballerina who played a Juliet of ‘genuine power’ opposite Nureyev’s Romeo in his 1977 production for London Festival Ballet

Jane Pritchard

17, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration review – pick ’n’ mix gala with some sparkles
A grab-bag of nine pieces, from Wheeldon to Tanowitz, make up a celebratory programme delivered with customary aplomb by the Royal’s dancers

Lyndsey Winship

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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British-born ballet star unites Russian exiles in a dance of defiance
The British performer left Russia after 12 years and has organised a show with Russian and Ukrainian dancers to demonstrate friendship

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media correspondent

12, Nov, 2022 @1:50 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Book of Dust, Four Quartets and the start of panto season
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Alan Ayckbourn’s 87th play, live performance from Ukraine and a concert of lost showtunes

Chris Wiegand

01, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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