#TBT: Anthony Dowell in "Four Schumann Pieces" (1980)

#TBT: Anthony Dowell in "Four Schumann Pieces" (1980)

Sir Anthony Dowell dedicated four decades for his life to The Royal Ballet, first as a principal dancer, and then as the company’s artistic director. His monumental career is a testament to his love for the art form. That love can also be seen in this solo from...
Ballet’s Dramatic Entrances

Ballet’s Dramatic Entrances

Whether it’s an oh-so fashionably late arrival to a ball or an endless line of impressively in-sync penchés, ballets know the power of a dramatic entrance. (Appropriate, perhaps, that the word “entrance” has a double meaning, depending on how...
Happy Birthday to a Ballet Legend

Happy Birthday to a Ballet Legend

Sir Anthony Dowell, principal dancer at The Royal Ballet from 1966 to 1984 and director of the company from 1986 to 2001, celebrates his 70th birthday this Saturday, February 16th. A strong and masterful technical dancer, Dowell created the role of Oberon in Frederick...

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