Ballet of the National Opera of Ukraine

A gala performance at the National Opera in Kiev featured guests artists Katya Khaniukova from English National Ballet and François All in Paquita and Schéhérazade. PHOTO GALLERY

The Three Musketeers

360 degree video shows Northern Ballet dancers sharpening up their sword fighting skills for David Nixon's The Three Musketeers which opens at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham from 4 - 6 October. The ballet then tours to Newcastle, Sheffield and Canterbury. More info HERE

BRB - La Fille mal gardée

Mathias Dingman made his debut as Colas in Ashton's Fille with Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday. He will be dancing the role again, partnering Momoko Hirata as Lise, on Saturday matinee. More info HERE. Photo GALLERY


Dance Umbrella, London's contemporary dance festival, runs from 26 September - 21 October at various venues. One piece that promises to "seduce the imagination with scenes of birth, death, destruction and reconstruction" is Dimitris Papaioannou's The Great Tamer which is at Sadler's Wells on 16 & 17 October.


Cymru Ballet in Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs.
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Ballet Cymru will be presenting a new creation, Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, inspired by one of Thomas’s most popular works, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. With choreography by Darius James and Amy Doughty, and music by Mason Neely and Cerys Matthews, the new ballet promises to take us on a journey through “snow, cats and melancholy!”  The premiere will take place at the Brecon Theatre on 12 October and the ballet will come to the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre in London on 3 & 4 November. Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs will also tour to Grantham, Cambridge, Teignmouth, Newport, Doncaster, Salisbury, Taunton, Leeds, Bangor, Stroud and