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Dance

We’re entering a new era for dance - expect big ballets with big stories

Plus: while it’s good to see Carlos Acosta looking sexy and charismatic again, Royal Ballet’s Elizabeth needs help from Bridget Jones on their portrayal of a woman in love

16 January 2016

9:00 AM

16 January 2016

9:00 AM

Elizabeth

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, in rep until 17 January

Dance has its own archaeological periods, and 2016’s schedules are confirming what 2015 indicated — that the era of dances with scientists is over. If you’ve an aversion to digital fidgets and have felt left out in recent years, you will wallow in stories galore this year.

There are big new ballets coming about The Odyssey, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre; of which Mark Bruce’s boldly miniaturised The Odyssey, launching into Britain’s county theatres next month before fetching up at Wilton’s Music Hall, is a most alluring prospect.

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