Coliseum, London At the heart of English National Ballet's beautiful, confusing Nutcracker is the dazzling partnership between Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov Wayne Eagling 's production of The Nutcracker for English National Ballet has momen
Great choreographers offer us visions of paradise. Sometimes these are celestial, as in Frederick Ashton's luminous Symphonic Variations, or Kenneth MacMillan's Requiem; sometimes they are not so much images of heaven as counter-images of our troubled tim
The abiding image of Royal Ballet's triple bill is of manhandled women The Human Seasons , David Dawson 's new work for the Royal Ballet, is almost as demanding of its audience's attention as it is of its cast's stamina and technique. Notionally taking
In Greek myth Phaedra is the wife of Theseus, who falls in love with her stepson, Hippolytus, and when he rejects her advances, falsely claims that he has raped her – an accusation that will lead to both of their deaths.