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Articles tagged with "Monica Mason"

'You could call it perfection': The Royal Ballet on what makes The Sleeping Beauty so enchanting

13 March 2017

Cast and the creatives behind the fairy-tale, including Former Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason, reveal what it takes to perform the classic ballet.

How the Lilac Fairy tells a story through mime in The Sleeping Beauty

2 March 2017

Former Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and First Soloist Claire Calvert explore one of classical dance's most charming roles with Darcey Bussell.

Awakening The Sleeping Beauty: Re-opening the Royal Opera House after World War II

28 December 2016

This wonderful classical ballet has a special place in The Royal Ballet’s history, marking a new beginning for the Company in more ways than one.

Watch: The Sleeping Beauty in rehearsal

17 November 2016

Catch up on our livestream on demand and get a glimpse into rehearsals for the return of a Royal Ballet classic, 70 years after its debut.

Watch: Song of the Earth discussed - 'The unique quality of the choreography and wonderful score make it a masterpiece'

29 April 2015

Monica Mason, Barry Wordsworth and Grant Coyle on Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed ballet.

Watch: Song of the Earth in rehearsal

27 March 2015

Royal Ballet Principals Laura Morera, Nehemiah Kish and Edward Watson rehearse Kenneth MacMillan's piece with Monica Mason and notator Grant Coyle.

Female Character Artists: from loving mother to bloodthirsty baddy

5 February 2015

These expert dancer-actors are as important to the drama as the leading lady.

ROH Editathon: Improving Wikipedia's entries on dance

29 October 2014

Our recent event brought together ballet fans with Wikipedia experts to improve the online encyclopedia's articles on choreographer Kenneth MacMillan.

National Portrait Gallery unveils painting of Monica Mason

27 March 2014

The portrait by Saied Dai reflects Dame Monica's careers as dancer and director.

Sir Colin Davis (1927–2013)

16 April 2013

Tributes to the former Music Director of The Royal Opera from Dame Monica Mason, Sir John Tooley and others.

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