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Marguerite and Armand

Ferri to dance Ashton’s Marguerite

The Royal Ballet has announced casting for its forthcoming triple bill of ballets by Frederick Ashton. Alessandra Ferri, Zenaida Yanowsky and Natalia Osipova will share the role of Marguerite in Marguerite and Armand, Ashton’s version of La Dame aux camélias. After brief retirement, Ferri has made an acclaimed return to the stage as a mature […]

Maryinsky Ballet to visit London in 2014

The Maryinsky Ballet has announced plans for its London season in summer 2014.

Rojo’s farewell

Tamara Rojo danced her farewell performance with The Royal Ballet in the current run of Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand last night, partnered by Sergei Polunin.

Guest stars with The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has announced that Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova will dance with the company as a guest artist in Swan Lake on October 10, 13 and 25. Osipova, one of the most exciting ballerinas of her generation, will be partnered by principal guest artist Carlos Acosta.

Celebrating Nina

Jonathan Gray journeyed to Tbilisi in Georgia, to see the celebrations marking Nina Ananiashvili’s 30 years on stage. Here, he offers a personal tribute to a great ballerina   Not so very long ago, it was not unusual for a ballerina’s career to last well into her forties and beyond – just think of some […]

New Royal Ballet season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon […]

Dance on Television

BBC Four celebrates dance this weekend, with documentaries and filmed performances, from Margot Fonteyn and Merce Cunningham to the Javier De Frutos/Pet Shop Boys collaboration The Most Incredible Thing.

Royal Ballet 2011-2012

2011–2012 will be Monica Mason’s final season as director of The Royal Ballet. This is, she explains, “a case of ‘Director’s Choice’ – I’ve included a lot of things that have been particularly special to me, and also one or two that might not appear again for a while.”

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