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Friday 22 November 2013
Royal Opera House, London
Success of BBC’s move to Salford leads to calls for other leading cultural institutions to be relocated to cities in the north of England
Wednesday 13 November 2013
New 'national economic strategy' could see institutions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House moved away from London and the South East
Dance review: The Flames of Paris - Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev boost the Bolshoi's London season
Monday 19 August 2013
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.
World Championships 2013: No medal for 'new Ennis,' but Katarina Johnson-Thompson shows she is here to stay
Tuesday 13 August 2013
After missing bronze by just 28 points, she has a bright future to come
Wednesday 31 July 2013
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.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
He was the Royal Ballet's youngest male principal at 21 and danced with Dame Margot Fonteyn
Turmoil at the Royal Opera House as choreographer pulls out of Giuseppe Verdi's Les Vêpres Siciliennes
Friday 07 June 2013
One of the showpiece productions of the forthcoming Royal Opera season is in turmoil after artistic differences saw the Royal Ballet pull out of Les Vêpres Siciliennes just months before opening night.
Saturday 01 June 2013
The Royal Ballet's new fledgling may well grow to rival that famous swan, but a tribute to 'Rite of Spring' doesn't take off
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger talks to Jessica Duchen about having her dark fable Raven Girl brought to life by Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor
Saturday 04 May 2013
History rarely supplies plots for full-evening ballets, and with good reason. Dance tends to be strong on feeling, weak on facts. As George Balanchine once drolly observed, ballet has no way of saying “this is my mother-in-law”.
'I won't take a pay-off': New BBC Director-General Tony Hall says he won't accept massive redundancy payment if he fails
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, has pledged to end a culture of excessive redundancy payments for executives and promised that he will not accept a pay-off if he fails in the post.
Friday 29 March 2013
The Russian dancer Andrej Uspenski who is a First Artist at the Royal Ballet began taking photographs of his colleagues about two years ago. Now his coffee-table book of photographs, Dancers: Behind the Scenes with the Royal Ballet, which is published next month, gives an insider's view of the Royal Ballet.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Striding on in stilettos or falling out of their clothes, Pina Bausch's women are daring and reckless – until the married couples' waltz
Sunday 27 January 2013
Bodies honed for heavy industry strut like Greek gods, while a cruel young cad reforms too late
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