Tamara Rojo

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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
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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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'We need to step up!' Five women pushing dance forward
Their moves are fresh, funny and stylish; their subjects include the climate crisis, gender politics and poetry. These electrifying choreographers are on the rise

Lyndsey Winship

13, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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She Persisted review – a fine rebalance
Frida Kahlo rubs shoulders with bare-chested men in the ENB’s dazzling celebration of female choreographers

Lisa Allardice

14, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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English National Ballet: She Persisted review – odes to Frida, Pina and Nora
Ibsen gets an urgent retelling, Kahlo dances with a monkey and Bausch’s masterwork is back in Tamara Rojo’s stellar triple bill

Lyndsey Winship

05, Apr, 2019 @11:23 AM

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Tamara Rojo: ‘I want ballet to be for and about everybody’
The artistic director of the English National Ballet on dance in the #MeToo age, embracing people’s flaws and the thing she misses most on tour

Michael Hogan

18, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo
With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged

Judith Mackrell

16, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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