Holly Williams reports on a new Channel 4 show giving a leg-up to plus-sized dancers
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Sunday 20 December 2009
Friday 11 December 2009
A Christmas treat awaits in this restored version of the incandescent Powell-Pressburger classic.
David Ashmole: Ballet dancer and teacher whose elegance made him ideal for the princely 'danseur noble' roles
Tuesday 01 September 2009
David Ashmole, principal dancer and teacher, who died too young and too unexpectedly, was, in the ballet terminology of older times, a danseur noble, a dancer destined to play princes, because he combines elegance with long, beautiful lines. "Any position he took, it always looked beautiful," said the former ballerina Margaret Barbieri, who had a lengthy working relationship with him. "I always think of him as our beautiful David. Yet he was always humble; he never pushed himself; and that is so rare in our profession." For those and other qualities he will be remembered by audiences in Britain, where he danced with the two Royal Ballet companies, and by audiences in Australia, who knew him as a member of the Australian Ballet.
Friday 22 May 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
Sunday 12 April 2009
Sunday 05 April 2009
Wednesday 07 January 2009
As the heroine of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, ballerina Agnes Oaks is torn between love in poverty and life as a rich courtesan.
Friday 07 November 2008
State Ballet of Georgia: Giselle, Playhouse, Edinburgh<br/>State Ballet of Georgia: Mixed Bill, Playhouse, Edinburgh
Sunday 17 August 2008
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Saturday 15 March 2008
Thursday 13 March 2008
Friday 29 February 2008
Thursday 21 February 2008
Watching Anouilh's Ring Round the Moon is like consuming a light soufflé in which someone has secreted bits of razor blade. Both its gossamer texture and its astringency are honoured in the barbed elegance of Sean Mathias's entertaining revival at the Playhouse.
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