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Glitter balls, sequins and lame jokes. Strictly Come Dancing is now in its 11th year, it has a formula that works and it’s sticking...

Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is a succinct, sexually charged work – particularly for 1946 when it premiered. From the moment Ivan...

Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth, choreographed in 1965 to Mahler’s revered song cycle, ranks as an early masterpiece. A profound meditation on temporality,...

Children take centre stage in Peter Darrell's first full length piece for Scottish Ballet, devised in 1973 and revived to acclaim in 2014. Child performers...

For a 20th century adaptation of a 19th century ballet, Peter Wright’s Nutcracker has endured remarkably well. Created in 1990 for Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet’s...

Set in 1940 in London and combining Hollywood glitz with wartime drab, this Blitz-era ballet is steeped in tenebrous nostalgia and inspired by British...

Satori is the Japanese Buddhist term for ‘awakening’ or ‘seeing into one’s true nature’. And if anyone needed a lesson in self-awareness, it is...

Is it my imagination of have there been some excisions in this venerable Nutcracker? I missed the naughty boys wielding wooden swords in the opening...

November is dark and dank; the world is in a state of perpetual crisis. So to watch the Royal Ballet in Sylvia – Frederick...

In the Winter Palace Theatre, a Russian-inspired space at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Cinderella is taking to the ice. Running at under an hour and...

Thirteen dance works in one evening may seem like a bargain. But for this latest programme curated by Ivan Putrov to explore the role...

Rambert’s latest triple bill delivers on many fronts. The louche-limbed A Linha Curva is a riot of Brazilian-inspired carnival movement set to an infectious...
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