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Articles tagged with "Theophile Gautier"

Dance Essentials: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

25 March 2015

Our quick guide to Shobana Jeyasingh’s reimagining of the India-set classical ballet La Bayadère.

Ballet in Bloom: The Flower Waltz

24 December 2014

Ballet choreographers have long loved to craft swirling floral patterns for the corps de ballet, set to a waltz's gentle lilt.

When national dances meet tutus and pointe shoes

25 November 2014

Much more than just a bit of local colour, national dances were key to the development of ballet throughout the 19th century.

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.

Ballet Essentials: Giselle

16 January 2014

A quick guide to the quintessential Romantic ballet.