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With a limited run of just five performances, the Shanghai Ballet Company’s contemporary production of Jane Eyre heralded their London debut at the Coliseum.

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Twenty years after his death, the English National Ballet is staging their homage to the dancer, director and choreographer by performing three works that delve intimately into his artistic life.

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Roland Petit’s 1975 version of Coppélia, one of the world’s most popular comic ballets, was brought to life once again by the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet, making their debut at the London Coliseum.

Dance Mayerling © ROH / Bill Cooper, 2009
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“Kenneth Macmillan’s 1978 offering is very much a grown-up ballet, setting itself apart with a male dancer in the lead role…and a frenzy of drugs, prostitution, infidelity and gun-wielding.”

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You forget the rapturous applause that accompanies an Acosta appearance. It’s deafening. There are many good dancers, but the might of Carlos Acosta is something else entirely.

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“With the film on release and 1920s fashion seeing a revival on the high street, the Northern Ballet couldn’t be more on trend with their latest production of The Great Gatsby.”

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“Anyone would think the ballet world had lost the plot following the recent exploits at the Bolshoi, but now Sergei Polunin – former Royal Ballet star who quit unexpectedly last January at the height of fame, a week before an opening night – has bolted from yet another production…”

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Renowned for being one of the finest Art Deco hotels in London, Claridge’s is celebrating their glamorous heritage with the launch of Charleston Master Classes…

Dance (c) Bill Cooper / ROH
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“Onegin is one of the most powerful ballets in the general repertory. It stems from Pushkin’s verse-novel of the same name, a staple of Russian literature published in the nineteenth century.”

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“If Anna Pavlova was dainty enough to lend her name to a meringue dessert, then the English National Ballet dancers of this Sleeping Beauty remind one of a selection box of Ladurée macaroons.”

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“Matthew Bourne might not be for the purists in the audience, but for those of us eager to see a new take on traditional ballets he consistently succeeds in creating excitement and surprise for old and young alike.”

Dance Swan Lake. Photography by Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH
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“If you want something done right then you have to opt for the best. So if you want to see ballet the way it was meant to be, there’s nothing else for it but to head to the Royal Opera House for the ultimate classic, Swan Lake.”