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Juliet & Romeo review Mats Eks vivid spin on Shakespeare

Sadlers WellsMats Ek evokes the divided world in which the star-crossed lovers are raised in his thrilling adaptationWhen the veteran Swedish choreographer Mats Ek approaches a ballet narrative, its time to expect the unexpected. Giselle, Swan Lake and Sl

Juliet & Romeo review Mats Eks vivid spin on Shakespeare

Sadlers WellsMats Ek evokes the divided world in which the star-crossed lovers are raised in his thrilling adaptation Continue reading...

Northern Ballet: Dracula review lashings of gothic coupling

Javier Torress Count may be a touch too wholesome, but theres plenty of heaving bosoms and dripping fangs to entertainIn his production of Dracula for Northern Ballet, choreographer-director David Nixon gives us the vampire as hard-bodied sex symbol. Inde

Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake review memorable flashes of brilliance

Royal Opera House, LondonOksana Skorik shows great potential, though for impeccable Russian flair look no further than Yorkshire's Xander ParishThe story of 25-year-old Oksana Skorik, first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet, is not an entirely happy one. T

Rambert Event; Of Saints and Go-Go Boys review

Watching Rambert's dancers up close from just a few feet away proves a revelation.

Romeo and Juliet review teenage kicks from Rojo and Acosta

Royal Albert Hall, London The English National Ballet's stars shine on a bigger stage Last Wednesday, English National Ballet opened its run of Romeo and Juliet with a commanding central performance by artistic director Tamara Rojo . Her Romeo was Ca

Royal Ballet: The Dream/Connectome/The Concert review laughs, science and a familiar formula

Alastair Marriott's Connectome clothes a dated approach in scientific trappings, but Steven McRae shines in Ashton's Dream and Jerome Robbins provides light relief.

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.

Lord of the Flies; Ex Nihilo/The Human Edge review

Matthew Bourne brings little savages indoors as Mayuri Boonham invokes Hindu deities

The Winter's Tale review – 'a ballet to keep'

For Christopher Wheeldon and for British ballet, everything was hanging on his new full-length work The Winter's Tale. Happily, for the most part it's a ravishing success