Tamara Rojo

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Raymonda review – passion carries Tamara Rojo’s parting shot
The plot’s still a problem but the dancers give their all in the outgoing ENB artistic director’s bold attempt to bring an old classic in from the cold

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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English National Ballet: Raymonda review – a bold, lavish refit of the Petipa classic
Coliseum, London
Even if the drama disappoints in parts, the music and dancing in Tamara Rojo’s brave, inventive take on the 19th-century, will-she-won’t-she love story is a delight

Sanjoy Roy

19, Jan, 2022 @11:06 AM

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A 10-year triumph: how Tamara Rojo transformed English National Ballet
The dancer, choreographer and artistic director has shown great ambition and had an astonishing impact at the company

Lyndsey Winship

12, Jan, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Tamara Rojo to leave English National Ballet after 10 years as artistic director
The Spanish dancer will step down later this year, becoming artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, where her husband is a principal

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Raymonda reborn: Tamara Rojo on ditching the sexism, Arab stereotypes, and 32 one-legged jumps
The ENB director has pulled the story forward to the Crimean war, given the female lead a strong new character based on Florence Nightingale – and adapted the choreography for today’s more slender dancers

Lyndsey Winship

04, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Ballerina Erina Takahashi: ‘I didn’t think I would have this challenge at this age’
ENB’s lead principal has seen ballet grow better, bolder and kinder over 25 years. Now she is taking on Akram Khan’s version of Frankenstein

Lyndsey Winship

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Artists urged to shrug off Brexit blues in cross-Channel project
People in UK and France encouraged to submit work exploring new relationship between two countries

Kim Willsher in Paris

08, Feb, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Are you ready to watch the undead dance? ENB goes fantastical with film
Available online
Directors from the worlds of pop and adverts have made five films for English National Ballet’s new digital season. From boxing women to glorious goths, you won’t know what’s coming next

Lyndsey Winship

27, Nov, 2020 @10:41 AM

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Tamara Rojo: 'Despite everything, it’s a very creative moment'
English National Ballet will return to the stage soon, but dance’s wider future looks precarious. The company’s artistic director tells us about bubbles, business models, and ballet classes in her kitchen

Lyndsey Winship

12, Oct, 2020 @11:16 AM

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Plié, jeté … mind the fridge! My kitchen ballet class with Tamara Rojo
Dancers are sharing their skills online as venues are shut due to the coronavirus. Our critic stepped up to test one out

Lyndsey Winship

24, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Leading arts figures demand clarity over compensation for coronavirus closures
As majority of UK’s theatres close, industry bodies say government’s lack of outright ban on visiting venues leaves them unable to claim on insurance

Chris Wiegand and Lanre Bakare

17, Mar, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Astana Ballet; Akram Khan’s Giselle review – Steppe to it
Astana’s springy young Kazakhs make their UK debut, while Tamara Rojo weaves her magic with Akram Khan’s insightful Giselle

Sara Veale

22, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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