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Dance

The best ballerinas in Britain at the moment are hairy and male

The showstopping artistry of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo highlights the lack of ballerina wattage at the Royal Ballet

3 October 2015

9:00 AM

3 October 2015

9:00 AM

Romeo and Juliet

Royal Opera House, in rep until 2 December

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Touring until 11 November

Hofesh Shechter Company: Barbarians

Sadler's Wells

There was blood on the walls and floor at the birth of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet in 1965. The violence of the subject was matched by the goings-on in the wings, the scrap over the first-night casting, in which the original Juliet, the young Lynn Seymour, found herself relegated down the list having had an abortion to take the role.

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