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Judith Mackrell

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.

Northern Ballet mixed bill review inventive shocks to larky Mozart leaps

As ballet companies become smooshed into an increasingly globalised product, Northern Ballet have remained determinedly true to their identity, dancing their own repertory of full-length story ballets, created by artistic director, David Nixon.

Olivier Dubois: Tragedie review 18 naked dancers swarm the stage

Olivier Dubois describes his 2012 work Tragédie as an exploration of the gulf between merely being human and embracing our full humanity.

Breakin' Convention review krumping, waacking, gender-bending hip-hop

The indoor hip-hop block party is so disciplined, so exhilarating it could stand comparison to any classical corps de ballet.

Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale review – 'A game-changer for Wheeldon' Royal Opera House, London

Christopher Wheeldon rises to the challenge of translating Shakespeare into dance, creating one of most fully achieved story ballets to be staged at Covent Garden in years.

Mikhailovsky ballet - review

The Mikhailovsky's Giselle is very old-school: charmingly staged and with carefully detailed mime that tells you everything you need to know about the plot.

Israel Galván – review

As a dancer, Israel Galván is touched by the kind of genius that puts him into a category of his own. The Seville-born flamenco artist throws out such a variety of rhythm, shape and imagery with his body that it's hard to believe he's the only dancer on

The Mikhailovsky Ballet and a tale of two Giselles

The Mikhailovsky Ballet opens its London season this week with the most perfect of all romantic ballets, Giselle.

Ballet Black - review

Ballet Black may struggle against an inexplicable lack of state funding, yet it continues to make a heroic investment in new choreography. This season its adventurous policies pay dividends with Javier de Frutos's new piece, The One Played Twice.