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Articles tagged with "choreography"

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.

Woolf Works Dance Highlight: Pas de deux of reminiscence in ‘I Now, I Then’

2 May 2015

Wayne McGregor embraces classical lyricism in the first movement of his ballet triptych inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

La Fille mal gardée Dance Highlight: The Pas de ruban (Ribbon dance)

16 April 2015

Ashton's charming pas de deux makes inventive and intricate use of ribbons, in homage the ballet's two-hundred-year history.

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?

Ingenious, expressive, and unconventional: Onegin and the use of gesture

20 January 2015

Choreographer John Cranko brings to life the internal worlds of his characters through expressive movement in his ballet adaptation of Pushkin’s poem.

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.

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