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Articles tagged with "pas de deux"

5 of our favourite ballet pas de deux

14 October 2016

Dramatic and romantic moments in ballets including Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet are classical dance’s beating heart.

Giselle Dance Highlight: The Act II pas de deux

12 February 2016

In this pas de deux of astonishing intensity, Giselle begs for the man who caused her death to be forgiven.

In the Night Dance Highlight: A stormy pas de deux

29 May 2015

In a striking departure from ballet tradition, choreographer Jerome Robbins depicts a couple in the midst of a blazing row.

La Fille mal gardée Dance Highlight: The Pas de ruban (Ribbon dance)

16 April 2015

Ashton's charming pas de deux makes inventive and intricate use of ribbons, in homage the ballet's two-hundred-year history.

Onegin dance highlight: The Mirror Motif

12 January 2015

One of the most striking choreographic devices John Cranko uses to tell Tatiana’s story.

Manon dance highlights: Four extended pas de deux

19 September 2014

Kenneth MacMillan constructed his dramatic ballet around four pivotal moments.

The Royal Ballet to perform in Copenhagen

15 September 2014

Programme includes work by Danish choreographer Kim Brandstrup, and will be attended by the Queen of Denmark.

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan's Manon

12 September 2014

Our quick guide to this 20th-century tragic love story.