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Articles tagged with "Mayerling"

From proto-rock star to genre-defining artist: How Liszt reinvented himself

18 May 2017

Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?

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.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling?

3 May 2017

Audience and press reviews of The Royal Ballet's real-life royal tale of love, lust and death.

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.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

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.

MacMillan’s Dances of Death: Pushing the boundaries

30 March 2015

The great 20th-century choreographer broke all kind of taboos, including depicting death and loss – creating some of ballet’s most moving, and uplifting, works.

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

The male virtuosos who prove that ballet isn't just for ballerinas

7 February 2014

The perception that classical dance is a feminine art form is outdated, as these iconic performers demonstrate.

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