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  1. January 28, 2014

    Dances at a Gathering, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center, New York – review

    Long before Dances at a Gathering, Jerome Robbins appreciated the folly of attaching Chopin to anything that hinted at gauzy...

  2. May 1, 2013

    Choré, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Monaco – review

    Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is in many ways as insular as the tiny city-state it operates from. Under choreographer...

  1. 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...

  2. January 25, 2012

    The Concert, Lincoln Center, New York

    Drawn from his Broadway haunts to the rarefied clime of New York City Ballet, Jerome Robbins sometimes succumbed to...

  3. December 28, 2011

    Shining moments amid the gloom

    Whatever 2011 failed to bring us, it did provide some dance performances and productions that shone amid the encircling...

  4. December 19, 2011

    Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon Opera, France

    You can interpret Balanchine in different ways, but you can’t fake it. The dancing itself is the event, and on Saturday...

  5. November 7, 2011

    Nina Ananiashvili, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

    Armed with camera phones, the Georgians were out in force for “Nina” – Nina Ananiashvili to you and me, the beloved...

  6. August 8, 2011

    Scotch Symphony, Royal Opera House, London

    Impeccable dancing. Heart-lifting dancing. As the week ended, the Mariinsky Ballet staged a triple bill of works by...

  7. May 19, 2011

    Robbins Repertory, Lincoln Center, New York

    The first three Jerome Robbins dances of the New York City Ballet season are a witchy lot. They set down-to-earth directness...

  8. May 19, 2011

    Robbins Repertory, Lincoln Center, New York

    The first three Jerome Robbins dances of the New York City Ballet season are a witchy lot. They set down-to-earth directness...

  9. June 10, 2010

    A singular English import

    Frederick Ashton's particular genius is not easily assimilated into New York's ballet scene. New Yorkers expect race...

  10. 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...

  11. February 23, 2010

    Urban Britannia, just as we know it

    There are certain ballets that offer what seems a photograph of their time. Nijinska's Les Biches catches Riviera society in...

  12. February 22, 2010

    All-Robbins Programme

    If you have ever ventured into a ballet class, you have probably waltzed to Chopin - bumping along while secretly imagining...

  13. February 21, 2010

    All-Robbins Programme, David H Koch Theatre, New York

    Jenifer Ringer and Gonzalo Garcia in ‘Dances at a Gathering’ If you have ever ventured into a ballet class, you have...

  14. October 8, 2009

    American Ballet Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

    Three exceptional things about American Ballet Theatre’s autumn season this year: it is short, over by Sunday; it takes...

  15. March 25, 2009

    West Side Story

    The new Broadway staging of West Side Story doesn't take the roof off - it isn't as triumphant as some of the word-of-mouth...

  16. March 24, 2009

    West Side Story, Palace Theatre, New York

    The new Broadway staging of West Side Story doesn’t take the roof off – it isn’t as triumphant as some of the word-of-mouth...

  17. September 27, 2008

    Morphoses

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

  18. 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...

  19. July 27, 2008

    West Side Story, Sadler’s Wells, London

    West Side Story is a serious show. How could it not be when the talents of Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur...

  20. June 23, 2008

    Damian Woetzel Farewell, New York State Theater

    Jerome Robbins is being celebrated this spring by New York City Ballet, with programmes entirely devoted to his...

  21. June 7, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House London WC2 The ballet season ends early this year, with our national troupe soon off to...

  22. May 31, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House London WC2 Prior to its Beijing season (which starts in mid-June) the Royal Ballet...

  23. May 24, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    Hurry, hurry! Hippodrome, Birmingham If you are going to catch up with the Kirov Ballet in Birmingham, today's the day,...

  24. May 20, 2008

    In praise of the positive

    In 1969, when he made Dances at a Gathering, Jerome Robbins was in a not unfamiliar mood of self-questioning. “I find...

  25. May 17, 2008

    Dance - Clement Crisp

    Dances at a Gathering Royal Opera House London WC2 After an absence from the Opera House repertory of 30 years, the Royal...

  26. April 30, 2008

    Dance-maker on the town

    Balanchine so dominates the concept of New York City Ballet that it is sometimes overlooked that Jerome Robbins is its other...

  27. March 22, 2008

    'West Side Story' creates a new genre

    It wasn't just a musical, because the name of its composer, Leonard Bernstein, gave it a ticket to the opera house. But it...

  28. March 22, 2008

    ‘West Side Story’ creates a new genre

    It wasn’t just a musical, because the name of its composer, Leonard Bernstein, gave it a ticket to the opera house. But it...

  29. March 17, 2008

    Clever, yes, but sometimes cold

    Very properly, New York City Ballet devotes its second bill to creations by Jerome Robbins, who chose early on to work with...

  30. March 15, 2008

    Clever, but sometimes cold

    New York City Ballet/Jerome Robbins Coliseum, London Very properly, New York City Ballet devotes its second bill to...

  31. March 15, 2008

    Dance: Clement Crisp

    New York City Ballet Coliseum, London WC2 Two new programmes enter the New York City Ballet repertory at the London...

  32. March 8, 2008

    DANCE - CLEMENT CRISP

    New York City Ballet Coliseum, London WC2 At last! After a quarter-century of absence, New York's finest returns to London....

  33. March 8, 2008

    Tzigane

    Tzigane , which has entered the Royal Ballet repertory as part of a new quadruple bill, is a capriccio that Balanchine made...

  34. March 1, 2008

    DANCE - CLEMENT CRISP

    A Month in the Country Royal Opera House London WC2 On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Royal Ballet's new mixed bill is on view,...

  35. February 23, 2008

    DANCE - CLEMENT CRISP

    Royal Ballet Royal Opera House London WC2 Tonight at Covent Garden you can catch the last performance this season of that...

  36. November 23, 2007

    New York City Ballet Gala

    Dancing for Lincoln: A Centennial Celebration is the company's year-long tribute to Lincoln Kirstein, the co-founder with...

  37. November 22, 2007

    New York City Ballet Gala, State Theater, New York

    Dancing for Lincoln: A Centennial Celebration is the company’s year-long tribute to Lincoln Kirstein, the co-founder with...

  38. October 24, 2007

    American Ballet Theatre, City Center, New York

    Galas are often long-winded affairs, heavy on speeches and showy pas de deux drawn out of context from full-length ballets....

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