Tag Archives: Monica Mason

Cojocaru and Kobborg to guest with The Australian Ballet next month

Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru in the final pas de deux of Manon, the Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

Before Alina Cojocaru left the Royal Ballet she told me she felt constrained at Covent Garden and found solace as

Reflections on Dancing as Darcey’s Double

Annie Carroll prepares as Marianela's double in The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House, photo © Christopher Parker

by Annie Carroll The corridors of Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House are dimly lit and angular. One is never quite

In the northern summer, Australian dancers on the move

Alexander Campbell as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Royal Ballet, photo © Elliott Franks

When the holiday season begins in the northern hemisphere, dance companies begin to announce promotions, joiners and leavers and this

Rojo and Lopez sieze the chance to call the tune

Tamara Rojo, ad for fashion label Hoss Intropia

With this week’s appointment of Tamara Rojo, 37, as the new artistic director of English National Ballet, and Lourdes Lopez’s

Behind the velvet curtain: a true insight into a company at work

Olga Evreinoff teaches class

More than a decade ago, Christopher Millard, director of press and communications at the Royal Opera House, explained to me

Carabosse: a lesson in evil

Bakst's design for Carabosse

Monica Mason, the artistic director of the Royal Ballet, coaches Kristen McNally in the role of Carabosse in The Sleeping