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Internationally Acclaimed Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Returns For Its 92nd Season

See lineup for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2024, featuring performances from renowned international and American artists like The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and more. Tickets on sale soon!

The Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKE Returns to the Royal Opera House

This Spring, The Royal Ballet's sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House's Main Stage. Opening in Spring and returning in Summer, the production remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon, demanding delicacy, grace, and strong, virtuosic technique from the dancers that take on its central roles.  

International Ballet Stars Come Together For Dance For Ukraine at the London Palladium

Ukrainian born dancer and former star of The Royal Ballet Ivan Putrov has announced Dance for Ukraine at The London Palladium on Sunday 18 February 2024, following the success of 2022's gala that raised over £160,000 net for the Disaster Emergency Committee's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Review: THE DANTE PROJECT, Royal Opera House

With a potent and varied score from Thomas Adès, vibrant choreography from Wayne McGregor, and intruguing design from Tacita Dean, The Dante Project captures the attention despite the assumption audiences know who's who in this revered Italian narrative poem. The Dante Project is fierce yet tender, and the technical aspects are superb.

The Royal Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the First Time in 2024

The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, will appear at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time, as the company's sole stop in the United States in 2024.

The Royal Opera House Welcomes Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla

The Royal Opera House welcomes King Charles III and Queen Camilla for a special performance.

Review: ANEMOI/THE CELLIST, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet presents revivals of two contrasting yet sublime one act ballets. The abstract nature of Anemoi is ethereal and makes for an enthralling ballet. The Cellist is a commission by the Royal Ballet, Choreographed by Cathy Marston. Marston’s skills are a masterclass in clear balletic storytelling'

Royal Ballet Performs THE CELLIST and ANEMOI This Autumn

This Autumn, The Royal Ballet presents a mixed programme of recent, multi-award-winning works: Cathy Marston’s The Cellist and First Soloist Valentino Zucchetti’s Anemoi. Learn more about the programme here!

Jonathan Kent's Production of Puccini's TOSCA Released on Royal Opera House Stream

The Royal Opera House will release three exclusive recordings of The Royal Ballet’s founding choreographer Frederick Ashton’s work on Royal Opera House Stream. Available to watch from Thursday 17 August, this triple bill was recorded in 2022, uniting Ashton’s modernist Scènes de ballet, the emotive A Month in the Country, and the rapturous Rhapsody.

The Royal Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Comes to Cinemas This Week

This week, The Royal Ballet’s signature production of The Sleeping Beauty hits the big screen. The revival will be broadcast to 1312 cinemas this spring, reaching audiences in 43 countries around the world.

Deborah Warner Commissions Theatre, Opera, Dance and Recitals This Year at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Last year, acclaimed theatre and opera director Deborah Warner took over as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio. She proposed a radical new programming model for the theatre where OPERA, DANCE and SONG would be programmed alongside THEATRE.

The Best Of Royal Opera House Stream Will Kick off 2023

This New Year, the Royal Opera House will add six new performances to Royal Opera House Stream for audiences around the world to enjoy: The Cellist, Romeo and Juliet and Sylvia from The Royal Ballet; and La traviata, Fidelio and Madama Butterfly from The Royal Opera.

The Royal Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Returns To The Royal Opera House

This season, The Royal Ballet's signature production of The Sleeping Beauty returns to the Royal Opera House.

Review: MEN IN MOTION, London Coliseum

Ivan Putrov’s annual celebration of the male dancer returns to the Coliseum with a diverse programme of work, old and new. “Ballet conjures up an image of tutus and pointe shoes,” he says, keen to showcase what else the art form can offer since 2012.

The Royal Ballet Celebrates 60 Years Of The Friends Of Covent Garden With A Diamond Celebration

The Royal presents A Diamond Celebration, a special programme to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden. This celebration will also be broadcast live to cinemas around the world on Wednesday 16th November and encore screenings on Saturday 19th November.

Casting and Repertoire Announced For MEN IN MOTION

This autumn, Men in Motion celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special one-off performance featuring 18 internationally renowned dancers performing over 20 pieces from much-loved classical ballets and contemporary works, at the London Coliseum on Sunday 6 November.

New English Ballet Theatre and Friends Present CYCLES OF LOVE AND LOSS

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE has announced special performances of their MIXED BILL at the Royal Academy of Dance Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre on November 10th and Remembrance Day, November 11th at 7.30pm. 

Netflix Renews THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY for a Fourth and Final Season

Season 4 cast set to reprise their roles include Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore. Additional casting news will be announced at a later date. Steve Blackman will return as Showrunner and Executive Producer.

Ivan Putrov Presents MEN IN MOTION at The London Coliseum in November

This autumn, Men in Motion celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special one-off performance at the London Coliseum on Sunday 6 November. Originally conceived a decade ago by Ivan Putrov, dancer, producer and former Principal of The Royal Ballet, Men in Motion sees the male dancer take centre stage, showcasing the development and evolution of men in ballet over the last century.

LA Opera Releases World Premiere Of BETWEEN THE ROOMS By Anna Clyne

LA Opera today releases the world premiere of Between the Rooms, the next film in their Digital Shorts series, which features newly commissioned music by Anna Clyne, who sets poetry by Emily Dickinson.

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