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Articles tagged with "Kenneth MacMillan"

Reviving Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling: a Royal Ballet milestone

12 May 2017

MacMillan’s potent dramatic ballet places great demands on its cast and requires careful planning – but the results are electrifying.

Mayerling dance highlight: the Bedroom pas de deux

19 April 2017

This intense duet reflects the shared obsession that will lead Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera to their joint suicide.

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling

13 April 2017

Our quick introduction to this shattering work from the master of dark narrative ballet.

How does The Royal Ballet School create such great choreographers?

24 February 2017

Several world-class choreographers began their training with The Royal Ballet School – how do they grow the dance-makers of the future?

How MacMillan created ballets of unrivalled psychological depth

8 November 2016

The choreographer was obsessed with emotion and behaviour, which manifested itself most memorably in his historical works, Anastasia and Mayerling.

Watch: Dancing 'ugly’ – Former dancer Viviana Durante on how to perform the role of Anastasia

3 November 2016

The Italian former Principal shares the secrets of dancing the lead role in Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic ballet.

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

21 October 2016

Our quick introduction to this tale of memory, identity and loss in the Russian Revolution, from the master of dramatic ballet.

The historic ballet tour that nearly didn’t happen

3 August 2016

Diverted planes, missed rehearsals, and a shoplifting discus thrower: the Bolshoi's 1956 Covent Garden season got off to an uncertain start.

The Royal Ballet to tour Japan in Summer 2016

6 June 2016

The company will perform Romeo and Juliet and Giselle in five different cities across the country.

MacMillan's The Invitation: How dancers revive a challenging historic ballet

6 June 2016

For its first revival in decades, landmark dramatic ballet The Invitation is being performed in a very different cultural climate from its 1960 premiere.

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