17 February 2017
Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent pas de deux draws on some surprising influences.
7 February 2017
Who are the left-field fairytale characters who dance in the ballet's final act, and what makes their moment in the spotlight so spellbinding?
10 November 2016
Wayne McGregor embraces classical lyricism in the first movement of his ballet triptych inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.
25 October 2016
In 2006, the future Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet made history by ripping up the rulebook of classical dance with a piece set to music by The White Stripes.
20 September 2016
Much more than a charming set-piece with some snazzy shoes, Ashton’s delightful Lancastrian clog dance draws on traditions that are both English and international.
24 March 2016
Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.
12 February 2016
In this pas de deux of astonishing intensity, Giselle begs for the man who caused her death to be forgiven.
25 January 2016
The hypnotic second movement from Christopher Wheeldon’s masterful abstract ballet has a special power and resonance.
3 December 2015
Peter Wright’s magical choreography brings to life a swirl of beautiful snowflakes.
10 November 2015
Ashton’s abstract masterpiece subtly reflects the unearthly world of Satie’s hypnotic Trois Gymnopédies.