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News and features regarding ‘Mayerling by Kenneth MacMillan’
- 18 May 2017
- 12 May 2017
MacMillan’s potent dramatic ballet places great demands on its cast and requires careful planning – but the results are electrifying.
- 3 May 2017
Audience and press reviews of The Royal Ballet's real-life royal tale of love, lust and death.
- 19 April 2017
This intense duet reflects the shared obsession that will lead Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera to their joint suicide.
- 13 April 2017
Our quick introduction to this shattering work from the master of dark narrative ballet.
- 13 February 2017
We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.
- 8 November 2016
The choreographer was obsessed with emotion and behaviour, which manifested itself most memorably in his historical works, Anastasia and Mayerling.
- 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.
- 20 November 2014
How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.
- 7 February 2014
The perception that classical dance is a feminine art form is outdated, as these iconic performers demonstrate.
- 10 June 2013
Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson give a behind the scenes look at a vital process as part of our Pointe Shoe Appeal
- 7 June 2013
How the Pointe Shoes Room manages the colossal numbers of ballet boots required for MacMillan's ballet.