The red-haired stars Steven McRae and Iana Salenko praise each other in an exclusive interview at their rehearsal
It’s an elaborate, expensive staging, but Carlos Acosta’s choreography is derivative
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
Not a regular in the public eye this one.
Carlos Acosta felt inclined to make a statement about the younger generation, but it doesn't contain any truth
No pain, no gain.
With heart-warming tales of talent-spotting and a starry cast that ranged from Sergei Polunin to Imelda Staunton, the gala in aid of the Yorkshire Ballet Summer School came out as a cheerful jumble. There was the odd lurch as it switched from pure dance to showbiz and back again, but there was enough talent and good will to go around.
Patsy Swayze, who died on 16 September at the age of 86, was a choreographer and dance instructor and the mother of the late actor Patrick Swayze. Her credits include such films as Urban Cowboy and Thelma and Louise, and she was also the founder and director of the highly acclaimed Houston Jazz-Ballet Company as well as teaching at the University of Houston for 18 years.
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.
Death comes during a period of high drama for the theatre
Some shows just seem to be doomed. On opening night, the Russian Seasons of XXI Century dropped one production due to injury, then added an unscheduled interval while they tried to fix the lighting. Technical hitches aside, it was a ramshackle night of dubious revivals and recorded music. The bright spot was British-born guest star Xander Parish, dancing with bold conviction.
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