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I kicked my mother out for stealing my son’s ballet medals

Unfortunately, the days of squabbling with our parents can continue even into adulthood. This was the case for one Reddit user who took to the platform's Am I the A***ole forum to...

Too fat to dance? Why we’ve got it wrong about the shape of ballerinas | Culture

Only in ballet could Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of English National Ballet, be described as chubby. But a decade ago the star ballerina told me about losing the lead role in...

Ian McKellen is poorly served by a baffling ballet

The Edinburgh Fringe is traditionally where critics go to spot the stars of the future. So here’s my hot tip: this Ian McKellen kid has potential.  The presence of our greatest Shakespearean actor...

Fringe theatre review: Hamlet with Ian McKellen

Hamlet with Ian McKellen ****The concept of Hamlet as a ballet is enough to strike fear into the heart of theatre-lovers. Shakespeare’s masterpiece shrunk to 75 minutes, without most of the words?...

Hamlet review – Ian McKellen holds court in a dumb-ballet take on the Bard | Edinburgh festival 2022

Might we be missing some of Hamlet’s advice to the players? Did Shakespeare’s words of wisdom get lost over the years? Perhaps, for example, there was a bit that went: “Whatever you...

Fired ballet master banned from company premises

Michael Auer, the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s fired ballet master and husband of artistic director Patricia Barker, was banned from all company premises after multiple complaints were made about his behaviour, according...

from Havana poverty to the Royal Ballet

The South Bank Show has been going for 44 years, and Melvyn Bragg shows few signs of weariness. He could have thrown in the towel when ITV cancelled the series back in...
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