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  1. September 17, 2014

    Ballet Boyz, Linbury Studio Theatre, London – review

    The work that Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have done, and – hurrah! – continue to do for male dancing, is important....

  2. September 12, 2014

    Upcoming dance performances

    Birmingham Ballet, The Lowry, Salford Birmingham Royal Ballet opens its autumn season at The Lowry with David Bintley’s...

  1. September 10, 2014

    Alice in Wonderland, Lincoln Center, New York – review

    Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a catalogue of Victorian tics and truisms in all their accessory forms. The...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Upcoming dance performances

    BalletBoyz: The Talent, Linbury Studio Theatre, London Though I mistrust the troupe’s illiterate title, I greatly admire...

  3. July 21, 2014

    San Francisco Ballet, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris – review

    In these straitened times for the arts, San Francisco Ballet’s Paris tour this month happily defies belief. Instead of the...

  4. April 13, 2014

    The Winter’s Tale, Royal Opera House, London – review

    With a play having so complex and so “inward” a narrative as The Winter’s Tale, the translation of spoken text into...

  5. January 21, 2014

    Brian Reeder for BalletNext, New York Live Arts, New York – review

    Three years ago, Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard debuted BalletNext. For the troupe’s first two seasons it was not clear...

  6. May 10, 2013

    Wheeldon premieres, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center, New York

    In the late 1990s, the prognosis for ballet choreography, in the US at least, was dire, with too many new pieces...

  7. November 5, 2012

    Royal Ballet Triple Bill, Royal Opera House, London

    It is like the release of the prisoners in Fidelio. Blinking as they emerge into the light, three one-act ballets – recent...

  8. October 15, 2012

    Cedar Lake, Sadler’s Wells, London

    Dance companies can sometimes identify themselves with a merry inexactitude – The Grand State Ballet of Bogustan may not be...

  9. September 17, 2012

    San Francisco Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London

    A season could not begin more gloriously than did San Francisco Ballet’s on Friday night, with Balanchine’s Divertimento No....

  10. September 7, 2012

    Steps in the right direction

    San Francisco Ballet may be America’s oldest dance ensemble, founded in 1933, but for the past 27 years its Icelandic-born...

  11. March 20, 2012

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a flag of convenience under which a boisterous misrepresentation of a masterpiece has...

  12. February 22, 2012

    Present/s 1 and 2, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam

    New creations are the exception in the life of most ballet companies, not the norm, and Dutch National Ballet deserves an...

  13. January 31, 2012

    All-Wheeldon Programme, Lincoln Center, New York

    “Everyone here looks famous!” whispered my date at New York City Ballet’s inaugural night of nothing but Christopher...

  14. October 27, 2011

    Morphoses, Joyce Theater, New York

    Euripides’s Bacchae is organised around a startling paradox: Dionysian piety. Honouring the original god of theatre – of...

  15. July 7, 2011

    Les enfants du paradis, Palais Garnier, Paris

    Have ballet’s superproductions lost the plot? Like Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice in Wonderland , which had its world premiere...

  16. May 25, 2011

    Ratmansky/Wheeldon, American Ballet Theatre, New York

    In flux: Ratmansky’s ‘Dumbarton’ On Tuesday, world premieres by Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon that bookended a...

  17. March 1, 2011

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London

    Amid shouts of delight during the performance and showers of daffodils at the final curtain, the Royal Ballet’s new Alice’s...

  18. February 25, 2011

    The way to Wonderland

    This week sees the world premiere of the Royal Ballet’s new production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s a rare thing...

  19. January 27, 2011

    Polyphonia, Lincoln Center, New York

    Before Polyphonia, which turns 10 this month, Christopher Wheeldon’s pieces for the Royal Ballet, whose school he attended,...

  20. May 29, 2010

    Dance and fashion make perfect partners

    When ballerina Sylvie Guillem steps on to the Sadler’s Wells stage for Russell Maliphant’s Eonnagata this June, she will not...

  21. May 26, 2010

    Brilliant Steps

    Hong Kong Ballet's contribution to its home city's annual Le French May festival was the immodestly titled Brilliant Steps ....

  22. May 18, 2010

    Hazy glow of fractured pieces

    It is disconcerting to be bored by an official masterpiece, especially when the creators really are masters. The 1994...

  23. May 14, 2010

    Electric Counterpoint

    Two of the ballets in the current triple bill at the Opera House are messages of hope, good deeds in a naughty dance world....

  24. March 15, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    New YorkHamletAmbroise Thomas' Hamlet - which opens at the Metropolitan Opera tomorrow in a production by Patrice Caurier...

  25. January 5, 2010

    Dark, pared-down and gritty

    Take that, Franco Zeffirelli. Richard Eyre's brave new production of Carmen , which opened on New Year's eve, ignores old...

  26. January 4, 2010

    Carmen, Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Take that, Franco Zeffirelli. Richard Eyre’s brave new production of Carmen, which opened on New Year’s eve, ignores old...

  27. October 29, 2009

    Continuum

    That Christopher Wheeldon is an innately musical choreographer is an accepted fact. His dances live in their music, grow...

  28. October 28, 2009

    Continuum, Sadler’s Wells, London

    That Christopher Wheeldon is an innately musical choreographer is an accepted fact. His dances live in their music, grow...

  29. October 23, 2009

    Morphoses

    The need for new choreography in the classic manner is a dominating force behind the work of Christopher Wheeldon's...

  30. February 4, 2009

    The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV

    By the pricking of my thumbs/ Something wicked this way comes . And it is the Royal Ballet's triple bill, which assembles...

  31. February 3, 2009

    Three ballets, Royal Opera House, London

    The Seven Deadly Sins/Carmen/DGV By the pricking of my thumbs/Something wicked this way comes. And it is the Royal Ballet’s...

  32. September 27, 2008

    Morphoses

    Christopher Wheeldon has brought back his ballet company, Morphoses, to its London home for a short season this week. The...

  33. September 20, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    Morphoses Sadler's Wells, London EC1 Christopher Wheeldon's company returns this week for its second visit to Sadler's...

  34. September 20, 2008

    Ballet without borders

    We are constantly told that this is an era of cross-cultural harmony and benign globalisation. That plays in London can...

  35. September 20, 2008

    Ballet without borders

    We are constantly told that this is an era of cross-cultural harmony and benign globalisation. That plays in London can...

  36. September 13, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    Dorian Gray Sadler's Wells, London EC1 then Norwich Last chances in London today (matinee and evening) and tomorrow...

  37. June 3, 2008

    Here and Now, State Theater, New York

    Exploding on to the stage like circus performers through hoops, the cast of Alexei Ratmansky’s new ballet to Shostakovitch’s...

  38. April 19, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    Rushes Royal Opera House London WC2 On Wednesday the Royal Ballet presents a new work by the gifted Kim Brandstrup, his...

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