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In the Night Dance Highlight: A stormy pas de deux

29 May 2015 at 1.16pm

In a striking departure from ballet tradition, choreographer Jerome Robbins depicts a couple in the midst of a blazing row.

  1. Ballet and Dance

    With <em>Don Quixote</em> heading to the USA for The Royal Ballet's summer tour, Carlos Acosta reflects on his first work for the Company.

    Watch: Carlos Acosta on choreographing and dancing in Don Quixote – 'You don't rest!'

    28 May 2015

    With Don Quixote heading to the USA for The Royal Ballet's summer tour, Carlos Acosta reflects on his first work for the Company.

    Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet's mixed programme, featuring two acclaimed works by Jerome Robbins and Kenneth MacMillan's masterful study of loss.

    Ballet Essentials: Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth

    28 May 2015

    Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet's mixed programme, featuring two acclaimed works by Jerome Robbins and Kenneth MacMillan's masterful study of loss.

  2. Opera and Music

    Operas and plays of the early 1800s allowed the people of Europe to reflect on turbulent recent history.

    How Rossini’s Guillaume Tell bore witness to revolution in France, Italy and beyond

    28 May 2015

    Operas and plays of the early 1800s allowed the people of Europe to reflect on turbulent recent history.

    The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

    Watch: Nicola Luisotti on Puccini – ‘You can learn more from one of Puccini’s scores than from books’

    27 May 2015

    The conductor discusses the composer’s deceptive genius, and how best to approach his operas.

  3. Learning

    This year’s exciting summer programme includes a costume party, BP Big Screen relay, and performances from our Thurrock singing groups. 

    FUSED 2015: A festival of choruses and costume with ROH Thurrock

    12 May 2015

    This year’s exciting summer programme includes a costume party, BP Big Screen relay, and performances from our Thurrock singing groups. 

  4. Off stage

    Is clapping after an aria, <em>pas de deux</em> or solo an appropriate display of appreciation, or does it shatter the illusion of theatre?

    Debate: What do you think of mid-performance applause?

    29 May 2015

    Is clapping after an aria, pas de deux or solo an appropriate display of appreciation, or does it shatter the illusion of theatre?