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Articles tagged with "George Balanchine"

‘One huge grin’: dancing George Balanchine’s showpiece ballet Tarantella

12 May 2017

Balanchine’s virtuoso pas de deux blends Italian folk dance with syncopated sass in this deliriously entertaining whirlwind of a ballet.

Ballet Essentials: George Balanchine’s Jewels

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.

Watch: Rehearsals for George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels

3 March 2017

Principals of The Royal Ballet rehearse Balanchine's sparkling abstract work.

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.

Sugar and spice and all things nice: delving into The Nutcracker’s sweet history

23 December 2016

The Kingdom of Sweets is an integral part of this much-loved festive ballet, but it changes from Nutcracker to Nutcracker.

The most beautiful paintings inspired by dance

27 July 2016

From Degas to Matisse – we take a look at some of the best art capturing dance.

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.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

Ballet Essentials: The Four Temperaments / Untouchable / Song of the Earth

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.

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