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Articles tagged with "choreography"

Giselle Dance Highlight: The Act II pas de deux

12 February 2016

In this pas de deux of astonishing intensity, Giselle begs for the man who caused her death to be forgiven.

After the Rain Dance Highlight: The pas de deux

25 January 2016

The hypnotic second movement from Christopher Wheeldon’s masterful abstract ballet has a special power and resonance.

The Nutcracker Dance Highlight: The Waltz of the Snowflakes

3 December 2015

Peter Wright’s magical choreography brings to life a swirl of beautiful snowflakes.

Tchaikovsky Pas de deux Dance highlight: A thrilling, virtuoso dance for two

26 October 2015

The entire short work is a highlight in George Balanchine’s exuberant and demanding pas de deux, set to rediscovered music by Tchaikovsky.

Viscera Dance Highlight: The final movement

13 October 2015

The third movement of Liam Scarlett’s transatlantic ballet feeds off the excitement and velocity of the Liebermann piano concerto that inspired it.

Connectome Dance Highlight: The ‘Silouan’s Song’ pas de deux

25 September 2015

This neuroscience-inspired pas de deux from Alastair Marriott’s acclaimed ballet powerfully evokes a sense of loss on a journey through life.

Romeo and Juliet Dance Highlight: The Balcony pas de deux

3 September 2015

Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan captures the beauty and emotion of Shakespeare's text in one of ballet’s most iconic love duets.

The Royal Ballet Studio Programme – sparking choreographic talent and keeping ballet fresh

5 June 2015

Senior Producer Emma Southworth on building on classical heritage, nurturing new ideas and pushing ballet forwards.

A Meditation on Love: The troubled creation of Jerome Robbins’s In the Night

18 May 2015

Though a mature masterpiece, Robbins’s ballet had one of the most fraught geneses of any in work the repertory, pushing its choreographer to near-breaking point.

Swashbuckling safely: Inside the Royal Opera House Armoury

14 May 2015

High up in the theatre roof, a team of professionals maintain the ROH's store of firearms, swords and chain-mail.

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