Ballet News | Your Christmas TV & radio guide
Not only does Ballet News bring you the Christmas television – there’s even a way to recycle your New Year’s Eve corks (see the photo above) !
Unfortunately the ballet offerings on television over the holidays are a lot less innovative than the cork solution.
The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker
If you don’t already own the DVD of the performance from 2000, here’s a chance to see The Nutcracker on 23rd December, BBC Four at 7pm.
The Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Repeated on BBC Two on Christmas Day, The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland premiered earlier this year. You can watch again from 12.10pm.
Retired Royal Ballet principal dancer Darcey Bussell whisks you through Darcey Dances Hollywood, as she takes inspiration from Dem Bones Cafe (from The Band Wagon). It’s on Christmas Day, BBC Two from 6pm.
Ballet Goes to the Music Hall
Radio Three, Saturday December 31st – Deborah Bull investigates the role that ballet played at the Leicester Square music halls of Victorian London.
It’s pretty slim pickings in all, so if you’d rather snuggle up in front of the log fire with a book, don’t miss my top 5 ballet reads.