Royal Ballet Live: Within the Golden Hour review – a tonic for the soul

Available onlineEven on a laptop, the Royal Ballet’s latest mixed bill is a joy to behold When our everyday lives are so confined, there are few more exhilarating pleasures than watching a top-class dancer move through space. The Royal Ballet’s mixed bill Within the Golden Hour is like a tonic for the soul. Even if […]

Wayne McGregor on his virus-killing dancefloor: ‘I try to transcend the mask’

As he prepares to shake up the ‘Eurocentric’ Venice Biennale, the Royal Ballet choreographer talks about his fears for the arts – and how social distancing has made dancers of us all Wayne McGregor is delighted about his new job. He has just been announced as the latest director of dance for the Venice Biennale. […]

Giant leap off stage: farewell to the Royal Ballet’s stunning Edward Watson – in pictures

The superbly physical dancer is retiring as a principal of the Royal, although he will continue to work as a coach. Here is a feast of his career highlights, all photographed for the Guardian by Tristram Kenton Continue reading…

Social DistDancing: street ballet surprises make hearts leap

A canal in east London is not where you’d expect to watch Royal Ballet dancers but passersby have been overjoyed by pirouettes and acrobatics The squeak of a jogger’s trainers and the ting of a bicycle bell are not the usual soundtrack to ballet, but then a stretch of the Regent’s Canal in Hackney is […]