Dance

A feast of Mexicanismo: Tamara Rojo as Frida Kahlo in ‘Broken Wings’

The female gaze

21 April 2016 1:00 pm

Tamara Rojo programmed three female choreographers for her English National Ballet spring bill because, she said, she had never danced…

Millepied’s final spring programme for the Paris Opera Ballet is brazenly American

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Paris Opera Ballet plays hard to get. It doesn’t deign to travel all the way over here, thanks to a…

An American in Paris

7 April 2016 1:00 pm

Paris Opera Ballet plays hard to get. It doesn’t deign to travel all the way over here, thanks to a…

A new dance piece in which race definitely matters: Ballet Black’s Triple Bill reviewed

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Ballet’s romantic mantra could be summed up by John Keats’s ballad ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’, in which a young…

Black magic

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

Ballet’s romantic mantra could be summed up by John Keats’s ballad ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’, in which a young…

I felt the earth move just as before: Akram Khan’s Kaash reviewed

19 March 2016 9:00 am

You revisit an old love with wariness. Time’s passed for both of you — sharp edges have been smoothed, and…

Second thoughts

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

You revisit an old love with wariness. Time’s passed for both of you — sharp edges have been smoothed, and…

Now that's what I call sex: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Ashton Double Bill reviewed

5 March 2016 9:00 am

That joke about the young bull who tells the old bull, ‘Hey, Dad, see all those cows — let’s run…

Sex on legs

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

That joke about the young bull who tells the old bull, ‘Hey, Dad, see all those cows — let’s run…

Fallen woman: Natalia Osipova as Amélie Gautreau

Wheeldon’s new ballet lacks guts: Royal Ballet’s Strapless reviewed

20 February 2016 9:00 am

How could it possibly go wrong? The magnetic, seething Russian star Natalia Osipova playing the tragic woman in John Singer…

Fallen woman: Natalia Osipova as Amélie Gautreau

Notes on a scandal

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

How could it possibly go wrong? The magnetic, seething Russian star Natalia Osipova playing the tragic woman in John Singer…

Gorgeous, visionary sights from Akram Khan at the Roundhouse

6 February 2016 9:00 am

How much of a compromise does a fashionable choreographer loved by all have to make with his paymasters? When he’s…

Unforgettable fire

4 February 2016 3:00 pm

How much of a compromise does a fashionable choreographer loved by all have to make with his paymasters? When he’s…

Sex trafficking, pirates, slaves: English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is bang-on current

23 January 2016 9:00 am

I’ve seen some people saying that English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is so out-of-date it’s risible to see it staged…

Turkish delight

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

I’ve seen some people saying that English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is so out-of-date it’s risible to see it staged…

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

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Dance has its own archaeological periods, and 2016’s schedules are confirming what 2015 indicated — that the era of dances…

Off the page

14 January 2016 3:00 pm

Dance has its own archaeological periods, and 2016’s schedules are confirming what 2015 indicated — that the era of dances…

Why did a Russian ballet dancer throw acid in his boss’s face?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The 16th June 1961 and 17th January 2013 are two indelible dates in the annals of Russian ballet. Two events…

Why did a Russian ballet dancer throw acid in his boss’s face?

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

The 16th June 1961 and 17th January 2013 are two indelible dates in the annals of Russian ballet. Two events…

Is Twitter now in charge of the Royal Ballet’s artistic programming?

5 December 2015 9:00 am

For all the billing and cooing on public forums about the Royal Ballet’s The Two Pigeons revival, there’s a silent…

Bird brained

3 December 2015 3:00 pm

For all the billing and cooing on public forums about the Royal Ballet’s The Two Pigeons revival, there’s a silent…

Rambert Dance: one piercing masterpiece - and one dud

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Mark Baldwin, artistic director of Rambert Dance, must take responsibility for most of the good times I’ve had recently, midwife…

Ménage à trois

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

Mark Baldwin, artistic director of Rambert Dance, must take responsibility for most of the good times I’ve had recently, midwife…

Carlos Acosta’s incoherent Carmen is a disaster

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The love that asks no questions, the love that pays the price… The amount of unconditional love sloshing about at…

West End wannabe

5 November 2015 3:00 pm

The love that asks no questions, the love that pays the price… The amount of unconditional love sloshing about at…