Royal Ballet

Take it outside: the shows pushing dancers out of their comfort zone

A trio of works staged in striking industrial settings blur the roles of dancer and audience – and raise compelling questions about the nature of performance<p>A ballet in an old warehouse. A duet between a woman and a shipping container. A walk through London’s docklands. Choreographers have long …

Ballet

Designer who invented 'foldable' shoes during the financial crisis now turns over £1m

Despite always possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, Janan Leo's lightbulb moment occurred during a typical daily commute to work.<p>Looking down at her unstylish footwear during a tube journey to Virgin Trains' offices in London, where she worked as a new product development manager, the 26-year-old …

Award Shows

London’s Royal Opera and Ballet Will Kick Off International Screenings With The Magic Flute

Watch an exclusive clip of Sabine Devieilhe’s performance as the Queen of the Night.<p>A series of screenings from London’s Royal Opera House will bring …

Royal Opera House

The bad boy of ballet: 'No one in the dance world wants to hire me'

He twisted and turned on his route to the top, but the bad boy of ballet, Sergei Polunin, is only just getting going<p>Doug Inglish<p>In 2012, Sergei …

Performing Arts

Royal Ballet's Alice is a joy to look at - if only it weren't such a bore

Plus: a very mixed bill at Sadler’s Wells from Carlos Acosta’s new company<p>Alice is at it again. Christopher Wheeldon’s 2011 three-act ballet began another sell-out run at Covent Garden last week. It’s a joy to look at and packed with featured roles that show off the Royal Ballet’s strength in …

Ballet

The Royal Ballet's new season gets off to a phantasmagorical start - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Covent Garden, review

The Royal Ballet could hardly have chosen a more eye-popping or enjoyable production with which to launch its autumn season. And this is all the more gratifying given that the ballet in question is only six years old – a mere five in its current, three-act reincarnation.<p>Christopher Wheeldon’s …

Dance

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London, review: more spectacle than ballet

Adapting Alice for The Royal Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon created a show that is much more spectacle than ballet. Video projections swirl and dazzle, …

Alice In Wonderland

The Ballet Prodigy Setting His Sights on Cinema

<i>Taken from the A/W17 issue of Another Man.</i><p>Sergei Polunin seems like a creature from another time, an era of fairytale, when the thin silk that …

For Men

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Ballet review - a feast of visual delights

I can imagine Monica Mason, the artistic director who commissioned Christopher Wheeldon's 2011 <i>Alice</i>, feeling pretty pleased with herself as she …

Ballet

Embroider some genitalia in London tonight

1. Have an early start this morning with prima ballerina Darcey Bussell. To celebrate National Fitness Day, the 'Strictly' star and former principal …

London

Mumbai Diary: Sunday Dossier

Karene Lawyer and Ashifa Sarkar Vasi. Pic/Sudharak Olwe<b>Juggle in the jungle</b><br>Actor Kalki Koechlin fools around as she takes a break during a shoot at …

West Indies

Review: After Flood, Houston Ballet Returns With a Romantic Masterpiece

HOUSTON — The Houston Ballet, recovering from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, has lost performances and had to move to a different theater. Yet when it opened its season on Friday, it did so in a big way — as the first North American ballet company to perform Kenneth MacMillan’s three-act …

The Arts

The maverick dancer changing the face of modern ballet

One of the most talented and exciting ballet dancers of his generation, Eric Underwood has not taken the traditional path to the top.<p>He grew up in a …

Ballet

Ronaldo Is Hawking One of the World’s Riskiest Derivatives

Last month, Cristiano Ronaldo sent a short message to his 59 million Twitter followers.<p>“Happy with my new partnership with @EXNESS,” the Real Madrid …

Financial Conduct Authority

Breaking with tradition in a rare duet between two ballerinas

<b>(CNN) —</b> The camera tracks slowly onto a motionless, standing figure and then repeats the same movement. Fleetingly we wonder whether we are looking at the same dancer; the same brown-eyed girl, hair parted on the right, pinned back in a bun. The physical similarities seem uncanny, like encountering …

Ballet

Morning mail: Iran hits back at Trump at UN assembly

Thursday: President’s speech to assembly was ‘ignorant, absurd and hateful’ says Hassan Rouhani as he warns US to stick to nuclear deal. Plus: Mexico declares three days of mourning after earthquake that has killed at least 225 people<p>Good morning, this is Graham Russell taking over briefly to bring …

Alice In Wonderland

Why two women dancing is so rare

To celebrate the Royal Ballet's autumn season, director Andrew Margetson portrays a relatively rare sight in the world of ballet: a female pas de deux.

Ballet

Sergei Polunin, Ballet's Superstar Gone Rogue, Is Ready to Seize the Stage Again

Rare is the dancer capable of whipping up delirium and intrigue both onstage and off. Nijinsky was one; Nureyev and Baryshnikov were others. The Ukrainian-born phenom Sergei Polunin has likewise held audiences and critics in thrall to his explosive talent and seductive hauteur. Appointed at 19 as …

The Royal Ballet, Hull New Theatre reopening, review: Virtuoso dazzle with homecoming warmth

After a £16 million refurbishment, Hull New Theatre reopened in style, with a delighted audience flocking to see a Royal Ballet gala that celebrated …

Ballet

Royal Ballet performance reopens Hull's New Theatre

Thousands watch national and international ballet stars at Opening the New<p>Dance teacher Vanessa Hooper puts it down to the city’s history and geography while Royal Ballet boss Kevin O’Hare talks of a “can do, work hard” determined spirit. Whatever the reason, Hull has produced more than its share …

The Arts

Incredible night for Hull as thousands cram into Queens Gardens to watch stunning Royal Ballet performance

While the lucky ones got to take in the Royal Ballet at Hull’s New Theatre thousands more were still mesmerised with a special live screening in …

Ballet

Jane Eyre and Royal Ballet Gala: this week’s best UK theatre and dance

Sally Cookson’s witty, inventive take on Charlotte Brontë’s novel comes to Hull, while the city’s New theatre reopens with a visit from the Royal’s dancers<p>Theatre<p><b>1 Living With the Lights On</b><br>Earlier this year, Mark Lockyer was a superb and plausibly evil Iago in Othello at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory. …

The Theatre

Twyla Tharp’s Back Pages, With Chapters to Come

“This is just a rough draft,” the choreographer Twyla Tharp said on a sunny afternoon in her apartment on Central Park West. “We must be nervous if we’re a writer.”<p>But truthfully, she didn’t seem that anxious as she read material for an upcoming talk in Chicago called “Minimalism and Me.” No, she …

The Arts

You can watch some of Hull's best young dancers perform for free in the city centre

Four local dance schools are taking part in a dance installation in Trinity Square next week.<p>The Northern Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), Lyn …

Ballet

‘Wicked smart’ choreographer brings speed, style, and an open mind to Boston

British choreographer Wayne McGregor seems to thrive on ambiguity. Take the title of his ballet “Obsidian Tear,” which gets its North American …

Boston

Royal Ballet of Cambodia: a princess brings sacred dance to the masses | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Chap Chamroeuntola is alone on stage. Dressed in a long pleated skirt and tight-fitting tunic, the 29-year-old stands on her left leg, eyes downcast. …

Ballet

On pointe

The Jerusalem Ballet is hosting its first-ever gala evening showcasing a host of the world’s top ballet dancers.<p>Marina Neeman remembers that, nearly …

Israel

Summer Of Love Look Back: 'The Great Ballet Bust'

Cole Valley, Upper HaightPhoto: Alisa Scerrato/Hoodline<i>For the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, we're running a series of stories that look</i> …

San Francisco

Dance in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to dance performances.</i><p><b>BEACH SESSIONS DANCE SERIES</b> at Rockaway Beach (Aug. 26, 6 p.m.). The sand is the stage for this second installment of Beach Sessions, on the waterfront at Beach 110th Street, in which the choreographer Madeline Hollander creates a series of duets for beach rake …

The Arts

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to soar in India, with ballet production set for Delhi debut

In recent times, the name ‘<i>Swan Lake’</i> brings first to mind not Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, but the psychological thriller <i>Black Swan</i>, for which …

Ballet