Louise Levene

This is England: Paris Fitzpatrick and Daniel Collins in ‘Town and Country’ from ‘Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures’

A warm-beer-and-bicycles take on all things English: Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures reviewed

15 April 2017 8:00 am

‘Modern’ dance was no laughing matter in 1987. Harold King, director of the now-defunct London City Ballet, cattily typified it…

Balanchine’s fiendishly difficult Jewels is brilliantly danced by the Royal Ballet

8 April 2017 9:00 am

A trio of dazzling scores, the soft clack of gemstones on hips and collarbones, a glittering parure of solos, duets…

Sergei Polunin in his spangled merkin performing Narcissus and Echo at Sadler’s Wells

What's missing from Project Polunin: taste

25 March 2017 9:00 am

There was a nasty sound of pens being sharpened last week as Royal Ballet runaway Sergei Polunin prepared to unveil…

The mechanicals: the dancers in Wayne McGregor’s ‘Tree of Codes’ interlock but they never really interact and we are left humming the scenery.

Music and dance are totally eclipsed by the setting: Tree of Codes reviewed

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The exit signs were switched off and the stalls were in utter darkness. One by one, 15 invisible dancers, their…

Natalia Osipova as Anna Anderson and Thiago Soares as Rasputin in ‘Anastasia’

If only Kenneth MacMillan had left Anastasia alone

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The Romanovs were a hot topic in 1967: it was the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, memories of Ingrid…

Portrait Polly Borland

Leanne Benjamin

1 October 2014 8:00 am

The Royal Ballet’s senior principal onrefining her repertoire, the perfect partner and being bored by Sleeping Beauty

Tamara Rojo looks back at her first year at the English National Ballet

21 September 2013 9:00 am

As both artistic director and lead principal dancer of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo has set herself a punishing schedule. But with the help of a 90-minute pre-breakfast workout – and a little relaxing reality TV – she’s taking it in her stride