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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

Wendy Whelan, Restless Creature, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House: review

Wendy Whelan, one of the best dancers of the modern age, performs in a bill of four commissioned pieces from four young American choreographers.

Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature review a quartet of dreamy dance sketches

The renowned ballerina moves into contemporary dance in four duets with different choreographers.

Coppélia, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

For all it’s a balmy July here, the litany of appalling news from the world’s conflict zones will have left many of us feeling less than summery at heart. In that frame of mind, you might wonder whether Coppélia, English National Ballet’s latest pr