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Zenaida Yanowsky.© Rob Moore, ROH. (Click image for larger version)

Interview – Zenaida Yanowsky – Principal, The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet’s Zenaida Yanowsky talks about her long career and also about the joys of working with Carlos Acosta – part of which is appearing with him in ‘Cubania’ this summer…

Rupert Pennefather and Emma Maguire in A Month in the Country.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – Ashton quad bill – London

Jann Parry reviews Scènes de ballet, Five Brahms Waltzes, Symphonic Variations and A Month in the Country…

Lauren Cuthbertson in The Sleeping Beauty.© ROH / Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty – London

….thanks and admiration to Francesca Hayward for a blithe, swift Songbird Fairy, probably the most pleasing I’ve ever seen…

Gala for Ghana flyer with Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson of The Royal Ballet.© Rick Guest. (Click image for larger version)

Gala for Ghana – Royal Ballet Dancers Charity Gala – 2 Feb 2014

Members of The Royal Ballet, including Principals Edward Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb and Rupert Pennefather, will be performing at a unique gala evening on Sunday 2 Feb in aid of Ghanaian charity Ashanti Development.

Zenaida Yanowsky.© Andrej Uspenski. (Click image for larger version)Taken from: DANCERS: Behind the Scenes with the Royal Ballet by Andrej Uspenski. Published by Oberon Books: www.oberonbooks.com

Andrej Uspenski, pictures from his book ‘Dancers: Behind the Scenes at The Royal Ballet’

Some images from Andrej’s book to wet your appetite, all courtesy of Oberon Books. Based on these we very much look forward to reviewing the book…

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Rupert Pennefather in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Dave Morgan, by kind permission of the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

36 pictures by Dave Morgan…

Edward Watson in Alexei Ratmansky's 24 Preludes.© Dave Morgan, by kind permission of the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – Apollo, 24 Preludes, Aeternum – London

This triple bill, with two world premieres, shows how ably choreographers 85 years apart can refresh the language of classical ballet without distorting it beyond recognition.

Royal Ballet – Birthday Offering, A Month in the Country, Les Noces – London

It is a fine selection which illustrates the variety of the Royal’s heritage works, which must beg the question how well are they are danced now…

Melissa Hamilton and Edward Watson in Romeo and Juliet. © Bill Cooper and courtesy of ROH.

Royal Ballet – Melissa Hamilton debut in Romeo and Juliet – London

They were at last in tune with each other in the bedroom pas de deux, both despairing at his departure. Hamilton came into her own as an actress in her cumulative rage at her parents’ lack of understanding; her resentment at being forced to be Paris’s puppet was compelling. She’d changed from a helpless child to an inwardly defiant young woman…

Royal Ballet – The Dream & Song of the Earth – London

This is turning out to be a very good season for Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth. We saw a deeply moving interpretation from Scottish Ballet at Sadler’s Wells a couple of months ago, and last night, as the second half of a Royal Ballet double bill, it again looked like a masterpiece.

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