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Dance: Buchner gets the silent treatment

London International Mime Festival

Dance: A bit of pointing and shoving


Dance; Cinderella Mon to Sat 16 Jan London Coliseum


Dance: She knows a good 'un when she sees him


Obituary: Alla Shelest

ALLA SHELEST was a very rare dancer, sensitive and delicate. A star of the Kirov Ballet during the Forties and Fifties, she possessed the gift of being able to live the role she was portraying, and she was blessed with a physical grace and allure that was utterly captivating.

Obituary: Oleg Prokofiev

THE SON of the composer Sergei Prokofiev, Oleg Prokofiev was in his own right an artist, painter, sculptor and poet, a cultivated man with a lively interest in every form of artistic expression. He was a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of his father's music, a devoted father and a faithful friend.

Obituary: Elisabeth Schooling

ELISABETH SCHOOLING was one of a small band of people who took part in the birth of British ballet and its exciting creative ferment.

Arts: The fine art of missing the point

It's fight arranger Nick Hall's task to turn Romeo and Juliet into War and Peace.

Dance: A very public passion

"Two households, both alike in dignity", were Shakespeare's declared subjects in Romeo and Juliet, but they will need to be pretty large households to explain the huge cast, 140-strong, which Derek Deane is offering this week in his new production. Talk about extended families!

Obituary: Galina Ulanova

GALINA ULANOVA was the greatest ballerina of her time. Her special magnetism was a physical and spiritual beauty; an infinite power to transmit sensitive feelings and an infinite facility to express subtle shades of movement. Her bewitching artistry and histrionic genius enabled her to give performances of aesthetic enchantment. Such was her power on stage that she could reduce her audience to a state of hysteria.

Dance: Survival of the fittest

The Royal Ballet's exile in Hammersmith was not a roaring success. But their new residence at the Royal Festival Hall promises more, based as it is on old favourites like `Cinderella'

Dance Review: There were never such devoted sisters

The limitations of a small stage prove no obstacle to the Royal Ballet's delightful production, .

Choice: Dance

Royal Ballet's Cinderella, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0171- 960 4242) 7.30pm

`Cinderella' fails to charm the punters

The golden couple of British ballet, Sarah Wildor and Adam Cooper, have been told that the ballet Cinderella in which they are starring is to close because of falling ticket sales.

It's hot and it hurts

Strong character playing is the life blood of a good story ballet. Peter Abegglen, the Royal Ballet's principal scene-stealer, talks Louise Levene through the highs and lows of his repertoire.
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What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
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Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

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No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

Archdiocese sues nuns who turned down star’s $14.5m because they don’t approve of her
Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
Michael Fassbender in 'Macbeth': The Scottish play on film, from Welles to Cheggers

Something wicked?

Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games

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Milos Raonic has ability to get to the top but he must learn to handle pressure in big games
Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

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Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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