In January 2018, we’re performing Roland Petit’s iconic Le Jeune Homme et la Mort at the London Coliseum.
Here are five interesting facts about this searing ballet, where a restless young man is visited by a taunting young woman. Read more
A tempting seductress. A mysterious charmer. An entrancing and hypnotising lover. No matter how you describe a femme fatale, French for “fatal woman,” one thing is certain: this archetype of literature, art, and even ballet uses her feminine wiles, such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure, to achieve her goals. Read more
Roland Petit choreographed Le Jeune Homme et la Mort in 1946, from an idea by Jean Cocteau. His short ballet, where a man flirts with death, proved a hit from its creation.
The lead role is seen as one of the most demanding a male dancer can take on, with its gravity-defying jumps, smoking, intense acting, and hurling of furniture across the stage. No wonder it’s appealed to many male dancers since then.
Ahead of our performances at the London Coliseum, we selected five of its most famous performers. Read more
Rudolf Nureyev’s inventive and passionate version of Romeo & Julietopened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night and continues until Saturday. We sat down with Bristol-native and Artist of the Company Connie Vowles to talk about what it’s like returning to her hometown this week to perform Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale. Read more