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Articles tagged with "Kenneth MacMillan"

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.

Kenneth MacMillan: The angry young man of ballet

27 May 2016

The British choreographer transformed classical dance by looking to the influences of the theatre.

Ballet Essentials: Obsidian Tear / The Invitation / Within the Golden Hour

24 May 2016

Our quick introduction to this mixed programme of works by great British choreographers — Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor.

Creating a Classic: How Kenneth MacMillan created Romeo and Juliet

22 September 2015

MacMillan made ballet history with his first full-length ballet.

Romeo and Juliet Dance Highlight: The Balcony pas de deux

3 September 2015

Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan captures the beauty and emotion of Shakespeare's text in one of ballet’s most iconic love duets.

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