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Articles tagged with "dance highlight"

Jewels dance highlight: The ‘Diamonds’ pas de deux

17 February 2017

Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent pas de deux draws on some surprising influences.

The Sleeping Beauty dance highlight: the Bluebird pas de deux

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?

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

10 November 2016

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

Wayne McGregor’s Chroma dance highlight: ‘The Hardest Button to Button’

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.

Dance highlight: the Clog Dance from La Fille mal gardée

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.

The Winter’s Tale Dance Highlight: The trial scene

24 March 2016

Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.

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.

Monotones II Dance Highlight: Complete harmony of choreography and score

10 November 2015

Ashton’s abstract masterpiece subtly reflects the unearthly world of Satie’s hypnotic Trois Gymnopédies.

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