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Articles by Rachel Thomas

Onegin dance highlight: The Mirror Motif

12 January 2015

One of the most striking choreographic devices John Cranko uses to tell Tatiana’s story.

Ballet Essentials: Onegin

19 December 2014

Our quick guide to John Cranko's soaring narrative ballet.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland dance highlight: The Caterpillar

4 December 2014

Christopher Wheeldon fuses ballet with breakdancing, Asian dance and contemporary choreography to create the enigmatic Caterpillar.

Ballet Essentials: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

27 November 2014

Our quick guide to Christopher Wheeldon's glorious family ballet, based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale.

Don Quixote dance highlight: The Act I finale

20 November 2014

A Spanish-flavoured spectacle featuring some of ballet's most astonishing virtuoso choreography.

Jean-Marc Puissant: How great design can play a crucial role in ballet

11 November 2014

The dancer-turned-designer is behind some of contemporary ballet's greatest works of recent years.

Ballet Essentials: Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum

29 October 2014

Our quick guide to the world premiere from Liam Scarlett and two recent highly-acclaimed works from Kim Brandstrup and Christopher Wheeldon.

Watch: Our Favourite Kim Brandstrup Clips

27 October 2014

The works from this award-winning and versatile choreographer are astonishing for their psychological depth.

Frederick Ashton Mixed Programme Dance highlight: The Fred Step

17 October 2014

The choreographer’s signature appears in nearly all his ballets – but it's not always easy to spot.

Ballet Essentials: The Royal Ballet's Ashton mixed programme

6 October 2014

Our quick guide to Scènes de ballet, Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, Symphonic Variations and A Month in the Country.

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