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Dmitry Zagrebin dances The Flames of Paris © Andrej Uspenski
London

Ivan Putrov's Against the Stream gala unearths some gems at the Coliseum

By , 07 April 2019
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Reece Clarke and Beatriz Stix Brunell in Ashton's The Two Pigeons © ROH, 2019 | Bill Cooper
London

Asphodel Meadows/ The Two Pigeons, a beautiful pairing of Royal Ballet repertoire

By , 19 January 2019
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Artists of the Royal Ballet in Ashton's Les Patineurs © Alice Pennefather | ROH, 2018
London

A winter triple bill at The Royal Ballet: Les Patineurs/Winter Dreams/The Concert

By , 18 December 2018
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Michael O’Hare (Widow Simone) and Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet (Lise’s Friends) © Bill Cooper
London

Heart-warming Fille mal gardée from Birmingham Royal Ballet

By , 01 November 2018
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Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

A keeper: Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet

By , 17 May 2018
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Lia Cirio and Boston Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty © Liza Voll | Courtesy of Boston Ballet
Boston

An Imperial ballet for the 21st century in Boston

By , 11 May 2018
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Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli in Marguerite and Armand © ROH | Tristam Kenton
London

“A seminal performance by a truly great ballerina”: Alessandra Ferri triumphs in uneven triple bill

By , 14 April 2018
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Marianela Núñez (Sylvia) © ROH | Alice Pennefather
London

Marianela Núñez shines as Ashton's Sylvia makes a welcome return to The Royal Ballet

By , 23 November 2017
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David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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Bennet Gartside (Bottom) and Akane Takada (Titania) in  Ashton's The Dream © Tristram Kenton | ROH 2017
London

The Dream/ Symphonic Variations/ Marguerite and Armand

By , 02 June 2017
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Sarah Steele in Frontier © Theo Kossenas | media4artists
Washington

A Space-Age premiere at The Washington Ballet

By , 25 May 2017
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ABT Studio Zimmi Coker, Luigi Crispino in Kabakevsky Concerto for Strings © Gillian Murphy
New York City

ABT Studio Company and Royal Ballet School dancers: Shall I Compare Thee?

By , 10 February 2017
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Sarah Lamb (Aurora) and Vadim Muntagirov (Florimund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Imperial grandeur: a sumptuous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

By , 21 December 2016
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Paul Kay (Alain) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Making hay while the sun shines: glorious Fille opens Royal Ballet season

By , 27 September 2016
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Ricardo Graziano, Danielle Brown and Jamie Carter in Valses Nobles et Sentimentales © Yi-Chun Wu
New York City

Sarasota Ballet at the Joyce: A Night at the Ashton Museum

By , 10 August 2016
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William Bracewell (Oberon) and Natasha Oughtred (Titania), The Dream © Roy Smiljanic (2012)
Birmingham

Elfin magic, Russian restraint: a charming Ashton double bill at BRB

By , 20 February 2016
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<span>Francesca Hayward and James Hay in Rhapsody</span> © ROH, 2016 | Helen Maybanks
London

Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons

By , 16 January 2016
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Vadim Muntagirov and Lauren Cuthbertson in The Two Pigeons © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

The Two Pigeons: A long lost Ashton favourite returns to the Royal Ballet

By , 18 November 2015
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Maria Kochetkova, Daniil Simkin and Misty Copeland in Monotones I © Marty Sohl
New York City

Powerful Program of Iconic Works at American Ballet Theater

By , 25 October 2015
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The King Dances, William Bracewell as Le Roi Soleil with artists of Birmingham Royal ballet © Bill Cooper
London

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Variations Triple Bill at Sadler’s Wells

By , 16 October 2015
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Natalia Osipova as Titania in The Dream © Bill Cooper
New York City

New York Welcomes the return of the Royal Ballet

By , 25 June 2015
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London

Morera and Muntagirov flood La Fille mal gardée with spring sunshine at The Royal Ballet

By , 16 April 2015
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London

The Royal Ballet: Frederick Ashton mixed programme

By , 18 October 2014
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Amsterdam

Relentless humour and lyrical athleticism: Dutch National Ballet's Fairytales

By , 01 March 2014
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London

Ecstatic Ashton from The Royal Ballet

By , 12 February 2013
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London

An Autumn Celebration with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadler's Wells

By , 26 October 2012
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London

The new Royal Ballet season opens with some old magic

By , 08 October 2012
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London

A Journey: The Royal Ballet perform Ashton and Nijinska

By , 30 June 2012
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London

La Fille Mal Gardée at the Royal Opera House

By , 20 April 2012
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London

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Ashton Double Bill

By , 14 March 2012
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London

A drop of magic for the eyes, ears and soul: The Dream / Song of the Earth

By , 08 February 2012
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London

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Autumn Glory: a smorgasbord of ballet delights

By , 19 October 2011
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London

Covent Garden's Triple Bill spans history

By , 17 October 2011
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London

Russian stars capture London hearts in Romeo and Juliet

By , 11 July 2011
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London

Royal Ballet Triple Bill

By , 28 May 2011
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Marianela Núñez en el papel de Odette © ROH | Bill Cooper
Madrid

El brillante Lago del Royal Ballet: pureza, lirismo y frescura

By , 22 July 2018
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Dorothée Gilbert (Lise), Adrien Couvez (Alain) © Francette Levieux | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

La Fille mal gardée, le ballet français le plus pittoresque

By , 27 June 2018
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Paris

La Fille mal gardée à l'Opéra de Paris : la métaphore du ruban

By , 02 July 2015
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