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Sunday 06 January 2013
As belts continue to tighten, don't be too surprised by a sense of déjà vu, as theatres pad their schedules with known quantities (hello again, 50th-anniversary revival of West Side Story). This may be good news for those who missed, say, Akram Khan's marvellous Desh first and second times around (catch it once and for all at Sadler's Wells in June), or Sutra, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's mesmerising date with 20 plywood cubes, and the Shaolin Monks (Sadler's Wells, March). But it's also good news for Scottish Ballet, who have persuaded Matthew Bourne to let them loose on Highland Fling, his deliciously grungy 1994 update on La Sylphide. It tours four Scottish venues in April and May.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Anna Karenina brushed aside by a streetcar
Friday 23 November 2012
The Pollard review, which is examining a shelved Newsnight report into the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations, is to take about a month longer to report than expected.
Friday 23 November 2012
It’s twenty years since Wayne McGregor founded Random dance. He’s celebrating with this programme of new works by young choreographers – from within Random and from the Royal Opera House, where McGregor is resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet.
Thursday 22 November 2012
The BBC has appointed Tony Hall - Lord Hall of Birkenhead - as the new Director General of the corporation.
Sunday 11 November 2012
Recycling is for rubbish. Thrilling new ballet like this is a great leap forward
Sunday 08 July 2012
The Royal Ballet's outgoing director leaves a surprisingly short – and white – company
Saturday 16 June 2012
What happens when your star storms off ?
Tuesday 05 June 2012
David McVicar tells Louise Flind about the huge challenge of staging Les Troyens
Friday 13 April 2012
Tamara Rojo is to make the grand jeté fromleading lady to artistic director with the announcement that the Spanish ballerina has been appointed to turn around the fortunes of the under pressure English National Ballet (ENB).
Friday 30 March 2012
Mark Ronson, most famous for his work with Amy Winehouse, has co-created a new dance piece at the Royal Opera. He tells Elisa Bray what attracted him to it
Thursday 15 March 2012
The author of the bestselling novel The Time Traveller's Wife is to write a new work for the Royal Ballet next season.
Monday 12 March 2012
From the Royal Opera House to C4 and the Cultural Olympiad, Tony Hall discusses his rewarding roles with Ian Burrell
Sunday 05 February 2012
With dazzling effects, the show goes on without Polunin the wonder boy
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Juliet is one of the most coveted roles at the Royal Ballet. Melissa Hamilton, a light, fleet soloist with a sweeping sense of movement, made a promising debut. She's still feeling her way into the drama of Kenneth MacMillan's ballet, with her most touching moments coming through the dancing. When Hamilton arches back over her Romeo's arm, her lavish backbend gives the moment eagerness and ardour.
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