We, The Enemy
To call this night cold would be kind, much unlike its frigid embrace. She had spent weeks learning everything she could about her surroundings, and now was the moment it would all come together. Though the warming idea of a fire and loving touch had crossed her mind more than once during her time here, she had nowhere to go and neither family nor friends that she could call on.
Black Joy - The Freedom To Challenge
“Freedom is never given; it is won.” —A. Philip Randolph What is Black Joy to me? Freedom. Freedom of expression. Freedom of movement.
Contemporising A Classic
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The Royal Ballet's 'Coppélia' Review
Isn’t it wonderful to leave the ballet with a smile rather than a tear-streaked face (thank you for that, Manon)? If your answer is yes, spend this Christmas watching the Royal Ballet tackle an old-favourite. Coppélia makes a welcome return to the Royal Opera House stage after a 13-year absence.
The Royal Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty' Review
A heritage work and a celebration of classical dance, The Sleeping Beauty remains close to the heart of the Royal Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s score, expertly conducted by Simon Hewett, tugs at the child within. Many recognise this music from Disney’s acclaimed 1959 animated film of the same name.
The Royal Ballet Triple Bill Review
The Royal Ballet’s first mixed bill of the season pays tribute to the wide repertoire the company continues to boast. The bill's plethora of solo roles are a treat for rising and established dancers.
'Manon' at the Royal Opera House Review - Marianela Nunez Is a Success
The Royal Ballet’s 2019/20 season is up and running with Manon, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s 1974 ballet based on Abbé Prévost’s 1731 novel, Manon Lescaut. Manon is lured into a world where she is the centre of attention—and while her choices are her own, they are also not, forced onto her by many influencers.
'Judy' Is an Apprenticeship in Judgement
An apprenticeship in judgement, Judy, Hollywood’s latest biopic, follows the troubled Judy Garland during her final year, but this latest silver-screen-addition proves to be more than just a reimagining of Garland’s life out of Oz.