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Articles by Rachel Beaumont

ROH Students Editathon: Improving Wikipedia’s articles on dance

26 March 2015

Our recent event set the ROH Student Ambassadors to the task of improving the online encyclopedia's articles on all things ballet.

Dance Essentials: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

25 March 2015

Our quick guide to Shobana Jeyasingh’s reimagining of the India-set classical ballet La Bayadère.

Watch: Our favourite Shobana Jeyasingh clips

24 March 2015

The choreographer's top YouTube moments reflect her position at the forefront of British contemporary dance.

Unprecedented collaboration between the Royal College of Art and Royal Opera House

20 March 2015

The Royal Opera’s Associate Director John Fulljames invited students from the RCA’s MA programme in Critical Writing to explore his production of Weill and Brecht’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Mahagonny Musical Highlight: The Mandalay Song

10 March 2015

Kurt Weill thought this one of his best pieces, but it was decades before the controversial scene would be performed.

Debate: Are intervals a frustrating distraction from the drama or a valuable break to gather thoughts?

24 February 2015

Which works do you think could do with an interval tweak?

Die Zauberflöte Musical Highlights: A tasting menu of different styles

23 February 2015

We celebrate the wide variety of musical styles Mozart uses in this wonderful opera.

The Swan Lake mystery: An amalgam of different fairytales

19 February 2015

The exact authors of Swan Lake are unknown – but the ballet shows the influence of a variety of different fairytales.

Petipa and Ivanov: The dance partnership that saved Swan Lake

10 February 2015

Behind the delicate pas de deux, Swan Lake is a battleground for ballet history buffs – which choreographer should get the credit for this classical masterpiece?

John Cranko unpacked: A career in clips

22 January 2015

Our quick guide to the South African choreographer, creator of Onegin.

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