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    1. November 4, 2014

      Havana International Ballet Festival, Cuba – review

      This biennial get-together for the world’s dance community, now in its 24th incarnation, is the continuing legacy of...

    2. October 31, 2014

      Upcoming dance perfomances

      The Age of Anxiety, Royal Opera House, London After two more showings of the blissful Ashton programme on Tuesday and...

    1. October 26, 2014

      Fancy Free, American Ballet Theatre, New York – review

      Before Fancy Free, he was Jerome Rabinowitz, self-described “schnook from Weehawken”. Afterwards he was Jerome Robbins, with...

    2. October 16, 2014

      On the Town, Lyric Theatre, New York – review

      “During the war, New York was all about sex and booze,” the playwright Arthur Laurents once said. Even though the 1944...

    3. September 24, 2014

      New York City Ballet premieres, Lincoln Center, New York – review

      New York City Ballet has paired choreographers with couturiers every autumn for the past three years, but only with this...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. September 27, 2008

      Morphoses

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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