Ross MacGibbon (born 29 January 1955) is a British former ballet dancer, and now a film maker, especially for ballet and opera.Ross MacGibbon danced with the Royal Ballet from 1973-86.MacGibbon's won the 1998 International Emmy Award for his film of Kenneth MacMillan's final ballet, The Judas Tree.
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The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet)
The fairy Carabosse was upset she wasn't invited to Princess Aurora's funeral. She told the baby that one day the Princess will cut her finger on it and she will die. Aurora will not die, but will fal...
The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering (The Royal Ballet)
The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere ofCathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage alongside a revival ofJerome Robbins's timeless classic of pure dance. From her discovery of...
The Cherry Orchard
Bringing together one of the world’s great classic plays with one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Druid present Tom Murphy’s version of Chekhov’s masterpiece The Cherry Orchard at Black Box Theatre, Ga...
Based on the true story of the death of Crown Prince Rudolf and his young mistress Mary Vetsera in 1889, Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb take on these challenging roles in a dark and intense ballet. The C...
Northern Ballet's Victoria
The extraordinary story of Queen Victoria, brought to life by Northern Ballet and choreographed by Cathy Marston. Victoria’s diaries revealed intimate details of a life so fascinating that her daught...
42nd Street: The Musical
The story of a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (Royal Ballet)
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Com...
Windrush: Movement of the People
Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre’s performance of Sharon Watson’s Windrush: Movement of the People toured the UK to wide acclaim. Now captured on film and screening at LIFF 2019, the performance is t...
The Barry Hines Novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ and Ken Loach’s famous film adaptation are both modern classics. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kes, Barnsley born choreographer Jonathan Watkins rei...
The ROH Live: La Traviata
Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a ...
Manon (The Royal Ballet)
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she...
La Bayadère (The Royal Ballet)
La Bayadre is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice, set in the Royal India of the past. The ballet tells the story of a temple dancer who is in love with a noble warrior. She...
Akram Khan's Giselle
Hailed as a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant ...
The Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, choreographed by Liam Scarlett and starring Marianela Nunez as Odette/Odile and Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried.
An American in Paris: The Musical
Paris, after the end of the Second World War: GI Jerry Mulligan stays in the City of Lights after falling in love with a mademoiselle at first sight. Being a stranger, Jerry gets to know pianist Adam ...
The world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet is inspired by Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece. A story of betrayal, curiosity, life, death and love, exploring the very depths of human ...
Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
The Railway Children
E. "The Railway Children" is a classic children's book about three siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father is wrongly imprisoned. The children and their mother are forced to move from Lo...
Measure for Measure: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the puritanical Angelo, in charge. Angelo, in his zeal for observin...
Northern Ballet's 1984
Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. But when Winston meets Julia, he dares to rebel by falling in love. Based on George Orwell’s mas...
Death In Venice
At the English National Opera, Deborah Warner has been directing Benjamin Britten's final opera, Death in Venice, conducted by Edward Gardner.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The Royal Ballet)
At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and c...
The Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet)
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy and the abandonment of a child. After a statue comes miraculously to life, the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliatio...
Giselle discovered the true identity of her lover, and that she was promised another. One of The Royal Ballet's most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet alwa...
Don Quixote (The Royal Ballet)
Carlos Acosta's first venture directing one of ballet's 19th century classics was eagerly anticipated, as was his own starring role in the production (as Basilio), opposite the Argentinian Royal Balle...
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance
Matthew Bourne choreographs this version of Tchaikovsky's ballet performed at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Bourne sets the first part of the story in 1890, the year in which Tchaikovsky completed his versi...
The Royal Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
Given its premiere by The Royal Ballet in 1965 with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing the title roles, Kenneth MacMillan's first full-evening ballet has become a signature work for the Company...
Matthew Bourne choreographed the live performance of the ballet. The longest running ballet on both Broadway and the West End is about a prince who is tricked by a magician into believing he is going ...
Shakespeare's Globe: Henry V
The romantic story of Henry's campaign to regain the English possessions in France is told in Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace. A host of vivid characters caugh...
Matthew Bourne's Christmas
A new dance film will be broadcasted by Channel 4 on Christmas 2011. The new film was conceived and directed by the award-winning Ross MacGibbon, and brings together graphics, animation and 360 degree...
Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet set in legendary India is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Natalia Makarova’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography, with atmospheric sets by Pier L...
Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations/The Judas Tree/Concerto
"MacMillan's vision has been vital in shaping The Royal Ballet's style and repertory, and what better way to appreciate his art than with this rare chance to experience three contrasting works in a si...
Designer John Macfarlane conjures up a magical world, transforming the cold grey kitchen into a dreamlike fantasy, all magical and shimmering. The glittering coach, gleaming with frost, is brought on ...
Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life with its relentless downward spiral of political int...
Manon (The Royal Ballet)
The Royal Ballet performs a production of Manon, starring Tamara Rojo in the title role with the world-famous dancer Carlos Acosta as her lover Des Grieux. In decadent 18th century Paris, the young, ...
Carlos Acosta: Spartacus
Carlos Acosta is the greatest male dancer of his generation and he stars as the rebel slave in the most spectacular of Soviet ballets. After triumphant performances in Moscow and London, the Bolshoi's...
Romeo & Juliet - The Royal Ballet
Carlos Acosta dances as one of the two star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, presented with the classic Kenneth MacMillan choreography and beautifully staged by The Royal Ballet. In t...
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
The greatest ballets of all time were performed by the Mariinsky production. The Mariinsky Theatre is located in St. Petersburg. The Mariinsky corps de ballet was performed by Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila...
Giselle is the quintessential Romantic ballet. Its title role, one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging in the classical repertory, is here danced by Alina Cojocaru, partnered...
Lin Hwai-min's Cursive II is inspired by the aesthetics of calligraphy. Set to music by John Cage, it is an exquisite meditation on the balancing of opposites presented in delicate simplicity, allowin...
Riot at the Rite
Gabriel Astruc opened a theater on the Champs Elysées in 1913. The Ballet Russes danced the premiere of 'The Rite of Spring'. The rehearsal process is fraught because the orchestra and dancers dislike...
La Fille mal gardée (The Royal Ballet)
Ever since its triumphant premiere in 1960, Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardee has been treasured as one of his happiest creations - his artistic tribute to nature, and an expression of his feelin...
Sylvia (Royal Ballet)
For the 75th anniversary of The Royal Ballet, Sylvia was restored to its elegant and opulent three-act form, starring Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle. Sylvia had origins in Greek mythology and was re...
Gala Concert: 300 Years of St. Petersburg
Celebrating three hundred years of the founding of St. Petersburg by Peter The Great. Dazzling staging and magnificent performances from ballet and opera by the celebrated Artists of The Maryiinky (fo...
Stravinsky: The Firebird and Les Noces
London's Royal Ballet performs two of Igor Stravinsky's classic works in this pair of performances choreographed by dance legend Nijinska. Zenaida Yanowsky and David Pickering star in "Les Noces," the...
The Car Man
Locals in a small town are led into greed, sex and murder by a mysterious stranger.
The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet
A re-staging of the Royal Ballet's 1985 production, with Anthony Dowell as Drosselmeyer, and a new supporting cast. The Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker is a mix of the Vainonen and Balanchin...
Coppélia (The Royal Ballet)
Coppélia, a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius, is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter. The mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. Directed by Ross MacGibbon, ...
La Belle Hélène
This is a joy from beginning to end. Although there are many tricks and ideas from Laurent Pelly, as always he seems to still retain the Offenbach magic. La Lott and Monsieur Beuron are a joy, but so ...
Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker
The showman of 20th century choreography, Maurice Béjart, stages his distinctive rendering of the beloved Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker" using Tchaikovsky's entire score, supplemented with waltz an...
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Moon Water
The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs their elegant Tai Chi-based dances to the music of J.S. Bach. Choreography by Lin Hwai-Min. This dance film examines the correlation between essence and...
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pacific Ballet Northwest performs with soloists Cynthia Fleming, Libby Crabtree, and Judith Harris in this ballet created by George Ballanchine to music by Mendelssohn based on a story by Shakespeare,...
The Joffrey Ballet: Billboards - Music By Prince
Billboards is a ballet created by the Joffrey Ballet featuring the works of Prince. The premiere was on Wednesday, January 27, 1993, at Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City. No new music ...
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