23 March 2017
Our quick introduction to this gorgeous three-act abstract ballet, inspired not only by gem stones but by the music of Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.
3 March 2017
Principals of The Royal Ballet rehearse Balanchine's sparkling abstract work.
17 February 2017
Unicorns, medieval tapestries and glittering diamonds – Balanchine’s magnificent pas de deux draws on some surprising influences.
23 December 2016
The Kingdom of Sweets is an integral part of this much-loved festive ballet, but it changes from Nutcracker to Nutcracker.
27 July 2016
From Degas to Matisse – we take a look at some of the best art capturing dance.
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.
22 June 2015
Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.
26 March 2015
Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme featuring Hofesh Shechter's debut with the Company and masterpieces by George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.
Radical Ballet: How Balanchine turned ballet's gender conventions on their head with The Four Temperaments
23 March 2015
In a historic turning point, Balanchine subverted the established traditions of classical ballet to create a new kind of dance.
31 October 2014
Although he only created one full-length ballet, the composer had more to do with dance than you might think.