Rudolf Nureyev

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 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

Born: August 20th, 1936 Died: May 27th, 2021 Carla Fracci, who has died aged 84 of cancer, was Italy’s prima ballerina of the 20th century. She was(...)

Patrons at the Coleherne bar in Earls  Court in 1993. Photograph:  Ian Cook/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

There was a sharp bite in the air but brilliant sunshine and an easing of the lockdown brought hundreds of us to Brompton Cemetery, singly and in pair(...)

Irina Kolesnikova in St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s staging of Swan Lake

PRIMA BALLERINA IRINA KOLESNIKOVA AND COMPANY DIRECTOR KONSTANTIN TACHKIN PULL BACK THE CURTAIN ON ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE AHEAD OF THEIR DUBL(...)

Upending convention: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The choreographer’s business acumen and exceptional talent have propelled his work on to stages worldwide since his Swan Lake first took dance-love(...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with Sadio Mane and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted after sustaining an injury. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Well, that was stupendous, in a completely bonkers kind of way. From the highly ridiculous to the utterly sublime back to the outright absurd all over(...)

Rudolf Nureyev: the dancer working with Erik Bruhn, with whom he had a long affair, in 1965. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty

A last-minute decision by Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre to cancel the premier of a ballet about the late dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev has shocke(...)

Robert Thomson in rehearsals for the Nutcracker
Cork ballet review: The Nutcracker
  • Stage
  • November 24, 2014, 18:25

*** The Nutcracker, thanks to its setting at a children’s Christmas party, makes for an enchanting prelude to the festive season, and this production (...)

Scene from Russell Maliphant’s Still Current. Photograph: Warren du Preez

Reading Russell Maliphant’s CV, nothing fits together: ballet, t’ai chi, martial arts and deep-tissue massage. Watching his choreography, it comes tog(...)

Darragh McKeon: influenced by Colum McCann and Andrei makine

When Darragh McKeon began to write his debut novel, set in the dying days of the Soviet Union, he could hardly have imagined that by the time i(...)

Dancer and artist Tony Rudenko, who has died of cancer aged 67, danced in many leading roles during more than a decade spent with the Royal Bal(...)