What have Alina Cojocaru, Natalia Osipova and Viengsay Valdés got in common? Well yes, they are all ballet dancers. And yes, they have all danced Giselle. But think more deeply... They've all got dark … [Read more...] about Why are Alina Cojocaru, Natalia Osipova and Viengsay Valdés wearing green pointe shoes?
Commenting on Sergei Polunin's surprise exit from the Royal Ballet, fellow Ukrainian and ex-Royal principal Ivan Putrov, has probably upset a number of his dancer colleagues. In an interview with the … [Read more...] about Ex-Royal Ballet dancer Ivan Putrov states that the company’s dancers are not artists, but defecting colleague Sergei Polunin is…
Carlos Acosta is bringing his Premieres Plus programme to the Belfast Festival at the end of this month. Matthew McCreary talked to him for the Belfast Telegraph. On his family My parents didn’t … [Read more...] about Carlos Acosta on family, his latest work, Caribbean sunniness… and the Irish
This production opens Monica Mason's last season as director of the Royal Ballet. To recall the company as it was 10 years ago, after the dreadful year in which Ross Stretton’s directorship had … [Read more...] about Critics Round-up: Royal Ballet in Jewels
In one of the worst reviews of the season, the Financial Times' Clement Crisp finds almost nothing to like in Carlos Acosta's Premieres Plus at the London Coliseum: I remember visiting East Berlin … [Read more...] about The FT gives a one-star review and a thumbs-down to Acosta and Yanowsky
Neil Norman for The Daily Express has no doubt: I predict that Christopher Wheeldon’s triumphant production of Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic will become the must-see ballet for children and adults … [Read more...] about First reviews are out of Wheeldon’s Alice at the Royal Ballet
A new BBC video interview with Zenaida Yanowsky tries to explain some of the differnces between Odette and Odile. Although rather comically repeating herself, Yanowsky shows off her wonderful … [Read more...] about Zenaida Yanowsky video on the difference between a white and black swan