A night of the best in ballet: Ballet Icons Gala

New and unfamiliar works rub shoulders with old favourites, with Sergio Bernal’s The Thinker the unexpected highlight of a super evening

The Dance Locker: Tzu-chao Chou

For the second in our occasional series, the Birmingham Royal Ballet principal dancer chooses his seven works that have particular significance, saying a few words about each. Born in Yilan in the north-east of Taiwan, Tzu-chao Chou (周子超) was very active as a child. When he was nine, his parents thought that dance lessons would … Read more

John Cranko School and Stuttgart Ballet: Aktion Weinachten

With all ticket proceeds from which go to the charity, this year’s edition of established favourites and new work was a festive feast of fine dance

A picture of war, resilience and hope: United Ukrainian Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky’s Wartime Elegy

Danced to piano and string compositions by Valentin Silvestrov, and traditional folk music, it’s a picture of the people behind the headlines

A celebratory showcase: Ballet Icons Gala

Fifteen pieces, from familiar showpiece pas de deux to less well-known duets and solos… A celebratory showcase for all that is great about dance.