Ashton will always be essential to the Royal Ballet because his works are our heritage
Troupe has strong technique and a razor-sharp sense of its absurdities
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Zoe Anderson picks this year's must-see dance
Carlos Acosta felt inclined to make a statement about the younger generation, but it doesn't contain any truth
No pain, no gain.
Dancer and two co-defendants found guilty of attack which almost blinded the company’s artistic director Sergei Filin
Just what I was after for the office do.
The 48-year-old said he hopes to come back 'bigger, better and stronger'
When ex-Bolshoi Ballet stars Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev dance, stunned gasps rise up from the theatre: a collective “oh” of wonder and delight. Returning for a guest appearance with their former company, Vasiliev and Osipova give the Bolshoi’s London season an astonishing boost, as high and exhilarating as their soaring jumps. They lift everything around them.
Carlos Acosta is a generous host. Classical Selection, a programme celebrating the ballet star’s 40th birthday, is much more substantial than most galas. Looking back over his own career, Acosta also makes the most of his colleagues from The Royal Ballet. It’s a lavish but surprisingly intimate evening, with superb dancing, live music and a friendly sense of scale.
2013 marks 75 years since the birth of Rudolf Nureyev, twenty since his death. English National Ballet’s new triple bill pays tribute to one of ballet’s greatest stars, and to the range of his career, which stretched from classicism of his Russian schooling to the new and older ballets he discovered on defecting to the west. ENB’s tribute is wide in scope but patchy in execution.
Jealousy, enmity, passion ... and then the dancing starts
He was the Royal Ballet's youngest male principal at 21 and danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn
Five years from now, popular cinema may have shaken off its infatuation with 3D, but for the moment, the movers and shakers are in thrall to its peculiar approximation of the way the eye sees things for real.
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