Ismene Brown

Thomas Ades’s Polaris at Sadler’s Wells: the dance premiere of the year

Plus: an Autumn round-up including charismatic collaborations between Israel Galvan and Akram Khan, and duds from the Royal Ballet

This has been an extraordinarily exciting fortnight, on and off stage. Premieres in anything from ice-skating to classical ballet, charismatic soloists in flamenco and Indian kathak, the front-page news of Sylvie Guillem’s retirement, and, even more astonishingly, English National Ballet’s announcement of its new Giselle next year by Akram Khan.

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