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Artists of the Royal Ballet in Anemoi, The Royal Ballet ©2021 ROH. Photograph: Alice Pennefather

The Royal Ballet – Beauty Mixed Bill – Anemoi; Morgen; Winter Dreams; After the Rain; woman with water; Voices of Spring; The Sleeping Beauty

This third and last of The Royal Ballet’s mixed bills this season promised much and delivered considerably less.  What seemed on paper as an exciting mix of works proved to be a stodgy combination which served to confirm, if further confirmation were still needed, that the construction of coherent and stimulating evenings of dance are […]

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English National Ballet at Royal Festival Hall – Solstice – Excerpts from: Coppélia; Dust; Three Preludes; Le Corsaire; The Sleeping Beauty; Broken Wings; Hollow; Swan Lake; Playlist (Track 1, 2)

Enterprising to a T, English National Ballet has taken an otherwise empty Royal Festival Hall for a couple of weeks with a potpourri medley of excerpts from some of their greatest recent successes and most popular works.  It is a fun evening in which nothing outstays its welcome and which allows those unfamiliar with the

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Vadim Muntagirov, Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Yasmine Naghdi, Mayara Magri in Apollo photo by Helen Maybanks ROH

The Royal Ballet – George Balanchine’s Apollo & Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering

A collective sigh of relief was to be heard in Floral Street after the performance of The Royal Ballet’s second ‘come back’ programme; after all, their first had been a dull, ill-conceived and decidedly dispiriting offering which did nothing to raise the shared spirit or herald the return to the stage of one of the

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English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells – Reunion – Senseless Kindness; Laid in Earth; Take Five Blues; Echoes; Jolly Folly

It is hard to imagine a more feel-good evening at the ballet – English National Ballet’s return to stage performance on the very first day of social easing and the first time Sadler’s Wells Theatre has opened its doors to the public since 2020.  To celebrate the reunion of artists and audience, director Tamara Rojo

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