Carla Fracci in Giselle at La Scala: She could skim, apparently effortlessly, across the stage with incredible lightness. Photograph: Erio Piccagliani via Teatro alla Scala

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Irish ballerina Ninette de Valois on stage at Covent Garden. Photograph: Claude Harris/Getty Images

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“I also have to say, my man-crush on Roger grows. He’s much better looking as the years have passed.” Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

For me, part of watching Roger Federer is watching a beautiful thing happening. You are watching living history. If you can understand that, you are w(...)

Ruslan Savdenov and Natalia Domracheva suggest love for the ballet itself as much as for the lead characters
Romeo and Juliet
  • Dance
  • November 14, 2013, 16:55

Romeo and JulietBoard Gáis Energy Theatre*****Irish audiences have hit the ballet jackpot with the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet performing Sir Kennet(...)