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Royal Ballet: Sweet Violets/Serenade/ DGV review from ecstasy to agony

Joy is hard to sustain when fate is fickle and Jack the Ripper is waiting in the wings in the Royal Ballet's triple bill.

Northern Ballet excels in three contemporary works

Leeds-based Northern Ballet is better known for its full-length narrative works – most recently Cinderella and The Great Gatsby, both choreographed by company artistic director David Nixon – than mixed bills.

Theatre review: Scottish Ballet - Romeo & Juliet

THIS is the third outing in seven years for Krzysztof Pastor’s Shakespearean adaptation – and it’s easy to see why Scottish Ballet keeps bringing it back.

Review: Scottish Ballet - Romeo and Juliet - Sadler's Wells

Krzysztof Pastor made his Romeo & Juliet for Scottish Ballet back in 2008, although this was my first encounter with his radical rethinking of Shakespeare’s story and Prokofiev’s music.

Royal Ballet: Sweet Violets/Serenade/ DGV review modernist snap and romantic melt

In many ways, Rachmaninov's Trio elegiaque is the ideal music for Liam Scarlett's ballet Sweet Violets.

Royal Ballet Triple Bill: Serenade, Sweet Violets, Danse

In the game of Desert Island Ballets (Swan Lake or Giselle? Romeo and Juliet or Manon?) I’d always put George Balanchine’s Serenade on the list.

Review: Northern Ballet - mixed bill - Linbury Studio Theatre

The London visits of Northern Ballet in recent years have invariably been to Sadler’s Wells to show one of the company’s large repertoire of David Nixon’s full length story ballets and so this is a new departure both in terms of venue and material.

Romeo and Juliet - Scottish Ballet

Romeo and Juliet are the archetypical tragic forbidden lovers. Their families, friends, gangs and conflicting religious beliefs force them to conceal the love of their lives. Although the personal journeys of both Romeo and Juliet are integral to the tale

Romeo and Juliet: Scottish Ballet, Sadler's Wells, review: 'gripping'

This Scottish Ballet revival successfully updates Shakespeare's tale to 20th-century Italy, says Rachel Ward.

Serenade/Sweet Violets/DGV - Royal Ballet - Royal Opera House

A mixed programme of exhilarating contrasts, from a dark Victorian melodrama to a celebration of hi-tech modernity.