An American in Paris Opens Tonight Christopher Wheeldon’s stunning reinvention of the Oscar® winning film features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. The cast is headed by the original, award-winning Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin), together with Haydn Oakley as Henri […]
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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]
The Royal Ballet | Hansel and Gretel in pictures Hansel and Gretel opened this week at The Royal Opera House. Here’s a taste of the production. Liam Scarlett’s Hansel and Gretel is in rep until 11th May. Please note that this may not be suitable for children.
Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]
Royal Ballet Live | Highlights Last Friday, March 23rd, The Royal Ballet launched a first for them – Royal Ballet Live; a live streaming day showing daily class, rehearsals, interviews and an Insight Evening, with their media partner The Guardian. The trailer for Royal Ballet Live asked the question, “have you ever wondered what it takes […]
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Ballet Covent Garden, London Monday, February 28th 2011 How hard is it really, to put together a brand new full evening story ballet ? Not hard at all, if you have the right team. The Royal Ballet has been missing pieces of the puzzle for twenty years, but it stops […]
Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]
The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2010/11 is out now. It’s a look back at the previous year and a look towards the up-coming rep, with plenty of images along the way. Johan Persson’s photograph of Leanne Cope on page 41 is worth the purchase price alone. Lovely to see her getting the credit she deserves.
As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra The Royal Ballet February 19th 2010 As a First Artist with the Royal Ballet company, Jonathan Watkins choreographed his first ballet for the main Covent Garden stage boldly using his colleagues from all ranks – including Principals. They in turn relished the chance to have a new work […]
Sunday, 27th September 2009 The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London Every now and then, like-minded people collaborate and generously give their time for a good cause. Masterminded by Henry Roche and Penny David, ‘A Dream of Africa’ was born – a heady mix of ballet and music to celebrate the lives of Martin […]