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Articles by Rachel Thomas

6 things you need to know about The Royal Ballet's mixed programme of 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.

5 things you need to know about 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.

Getting Inside Manon's Head: Great dancers on one of ballet's most enigmatic roles

25 September 2014

Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante, Darcey Bussell and Melissa Hamilton speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.

Manon dance highlights: Four extended pas de deux

19 September 2014

Kenneth MacMillan constructed his dramatic ballet around four pivotal moments.

5 things you need to know about Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Manon

12 September 2014

Our quick guide to this 20th-century tragic love story.

The myths behind the ballets: A quick guide to Sampling the Myth

28 August 2014

Dance has long been inspired by myths and folk tales, with Deloitte Ignite offering extracts of classics and new works on one bill.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, how long can they last?’: The disturbing 1930s craze of dance marathons 


25 July 2014

Arthur Pita’s new work of dance theatre tells the desperate story of couples who risked death-by-dancing during the Great Depression.

Watch: Our favourite Wendy Whelan clips

17 July 2014

In preparation for the European premiere of Restless Creature, we explore the NYC Ballet dancer’s top YouTube moments.

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