The character of Manon Lescaut has kept on inspiring artists since her story was first written in 1731. And not just in opera and ballet: but also in film (from silent to post-war) and Japanese pop music!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
With only three performances left of Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet in Bristol this week, we catch up with some of the dancers to see what they enjoy most about this award-winning production featuring the best of ballet: action, humour, drama, and intense and iconic choreography. 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