Sylvie Guillem

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Natalie Portman's husband denies signing letter backing fired ballet director
Choreographers Benjamin Millepied and William Forsyth deny signing letter demanding director’s return after dismissal for pregnancy discrimination

Tim Jonze

19, Feb, 2020 @9:40 PM

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The kings and queens of couture – and their most dazzling dance creations
From Chanel’s Riviera bathers to Alexander McQueen’s cross-dressing spywear, we explore the spellbinding results when giants of fashion cross into dance

Judith Mackrell

16, Jan, 2018 @4:45 PM

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Yvette Chauviré obituary
Star ballerina with a brilliant classical technique renowned for her performances of Giselle

Judith Cruickshank

20, Oct, 2016 @12:18 PM

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Blinded by Sylvie Guillem's knickers: dancers and Strictly stars' missteps
Darcey Bussell was very friendly with the floor in rehearsals. Kevin Clifton’s Thriller-style tango tanked on live TV. And Thomas Whitehead got trapped in his ballerina’s underwear. Seven dance-floor disasters are remembered

Interviews by Lyndsey Winship

05, Sep, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Ballerina Sylvie Guillem bows out with Boléro in Japan
French dancer brings curtain down on glittering career that included performing with Nureyev and becoming the youngest ever étoile

Richard Smart in Yokohama

30, Dec, 2015 @1:23 PM

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Sylvie Guillem: 'I don't want to think about my last show – I just want to live it'
She was Rudolf Nureyev’s greatest protege and he nurtured her to stardom. Now, after four decades, Guillem is to retire. She talks about her fights, faults and fears

Sarah Crompton

18, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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Judith Mackrell's top 10 dance of 2015
Wayne McGregor distilled the essence of Virginia Woolf while others tackled Milton and Samuel Beckett, and the beauty of maturity found champions in Alessandra Ferri and Sylvie Guillem

Judith Mackrell

16, Dec, 2015 @7:00 AM

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National Dance Awards 2015 nominations: ice dance, flamenco and independent companies celebrated
This year’s award nominations are impressively diverse, with excellent independents vying with the titans of British dance, and fiftysomething dancers getting recognition

Judith Mackrell

29, Oct, 2015 @5:30 PM

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Top five things to see this week: La Traviata, Holy Holy and Julia Morris
Verdi’s La Traviata is reimagined by Sisters Grimm; Julia Morris says ‘thanks but no thanks’ to feedback and science researchers reveal how they really feel, as we select the best things to see and do this week across the arts

Emma Froggatt

26, Aug, 2015 @12:07 AM

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Sylvie Guillem in Sydney: To be free on stage, you need to have been disciplined
‘Mademoiselle Non’ appears at the Sydney Opera House to discuss Rudolf Nureyev, trusting her instincts and taking her final bow in Tokyo after 40 years

Emma Froggatt

25, Aug, 2015 @5:53 AM

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Keep dancing: the ballet stars leaping through the age barrier
Their bodies hurt and the roles are drying up … So how do ballerinas maintain their careers after hitting 40? Wendy Whelan (48) and Alessandra Ferri (52) reveal all

Judith Mackrell

05, Jul, 2015 @5:00 PM

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The ballet dancers growing older gracefully
Two of the greatest dancers of their generation, Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson have between them 80 years of ballet experience. Ruaridh Nicoll hears how age is allowing them to be free

Ruaridh Nicoll

28, Jun, 2015 @10:00 AM

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