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Ravel

The French composer Maurice Ravel remains a source of inspiration for any choreographer. Artistic director and star choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and rising talent Jeroen Verbruggen take their vision of…

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Le Rouge et le Noir

In the 1830s, during the period of the Restauration, Julien Sorel, an irresistible young 18-year‑old, experiences a meteoric rise. A protégé of the abbé Chélan, he gains access to the…

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Daphnis and Chloe

In this ballet built on fragility and impossible caresses, Jean-Christophe Maillot seeks strategically to distance the original text by Longus and Ravel’s arguments in order to concentrate essentially on ways…

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Dancing Nation

Part Three: Rambert’s Rouge and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s Contagion Dancing Nation concludes, also featuring Northern Ballet and Matsena’s Shades of Blue. In this final part of three very special programmes…

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Dancing Nation

Part Two: Akram Khan and Natalia Osipova, Far From The Norm and Boy Blue Birmingham Royal Ballet and the swagger of Oona Doherty also feature in Part Two. Dancing Nation…

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Dancing Nation

Part One: Breakin’ Convention and Matthew Bourne’s classic, Spitfire World-class dance also featuring Candoco, HUMANHOOD, and English National Ballet. In this, the first of three Dancing Nation programmes, BBC Arts…

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Fantastic Beings

In 2016, choreographer Aszure Barton created Fantastic Beings as part of our She Said triple bill of works by female choreographers. The piece was reworked in 2018 and performed as part of our Voices of…

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Portrait

Dance and science, arts and technology – Wayne McGregor is an adventurous experimentalist with no limits to what could serve as a source of inspiration for his work. His choreographies show…

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The Blizzard

Resident choreographer Andrey Kaydanovskiy transforms Alexander Pushkin’s eponymous story The Blizzard into contemporary ballet language. The piece premiered and opened the Ballet Festival Week in April 2021. Though the story is standard…