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Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, ballet review: An explosive yet creaking production

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with radiant young lovers in a creaky old production.

Vishneva and Shklyarov shine as the Mariinsky' star crossed lovers: Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera House

A powerful rendition of The Greatest love Story of all times...' For never was a story of more woe,Than this of Juliet and her Romeo' .

Romeo and Juliet, Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Opera House

One of the reasons I always tell ballet sceptics to give Romeo and Juliet a go is that any production with halfway decent lovers and a vaguely competent rendition of Prokofiev’s score should convince them that this art form isn’t just about swans and

Coppélia review psycho-thriller meets mischievous romcom

English National Ballet, LondonStriking rising talents bring added vim to this sugared-up tale of an inventor and his sexbot Almost human: why is art so obsessed with lifesize dolls?Lurking behind this sunny ballet is ETA Hoffmann's sublimely creepy tale

Coppelia, London Coliseum, review: Warm and bright

Coppélia is classical ballet at its bounciest, complete with clockwork toys, a resolute and stroppy heroine and a tuneful Delibes score. English National Ballet’s happy revival sails along, given an extra boost by Danish guest star Alban Lendorf.

Coppelia: Laugh-Out-Loud Ballet

  Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta in Coppelia. Photo: David Jensen We don’t usually go to the ballet for a giggle, but English National Ballet‘s Coppelia uses skilled performance and production to intentionally humorous effect. With brightly-coloured

Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

It’s been a busy week in dance, with Covent Garden in full throttle. Alice Pennefather was on photocall duty, having captured not only Carlos Acosta’s Cubania and ENB’s sunny production of Coppélia (stay tuned for review and full gallery), bu

The Mariinsky Ballet: 'as exciting as the World Cup'

Ballet connoisseurs and football fans have more in common than they might think, says Sarah Crompton.

Restless Creature, Wendy Whelan, Linbury Studio Theatre

If you’ve reached the top of your profession and then spent twenty years there, retiring is going to be hard.

Coppélia, ENB, Coliseum, review: a light-hearted romp

Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta made a convincingly smitten pair in this funny 19th-century ballet, says Mark Monahan