Favorite Dancers: Edward Watson

Discussing another one of my absolute favorite dancers: Edward Watson of the Royal Ballet

Wanda Maximoff costume by BeBaGo (EtsyFacebookInstagram)

Wanda Maximoff helm by Carol Datura Riot (EtsyFacebookInstagram)

Disclaimer: I’m in no way affiliated with the Royal Ballet or Royal Opera House and are not driving any benefit from talking about them.

Recommended Links for Edward Watson

Royal Opera House Page: http://www.roh.org.uk/people/edward-watson
Personal Website
Royal Ballet Flickr
Edward Watson Instagram

Videos – Performances

The Winter’s Tale – Leontes (This is perhaps the best portrayal of jealousy that I have ever seen in any medium)
The Winter’s Tale – Act I Trial scene (The focus of this one is more on Hermione, but he’s in it a little bit.)
Clips from Mayerling
Mayerling Bedroom Pas de Deux
Woolf Works – Orlando pas de deux
Monotones II – Pas de Trois
Infra – Final duet

Videos – Rehearsals

Romeo & Juliet sword fight
Mayerling Masterclass
Song of the Earth
Monotones II
24 Preludes
Woolf Works
Another Woolf Works Rehearsal clip (starts at 1:13:12)
Carbon Life
Tetractys – The Art of Fugue
Ed Watson coaches dancers in Romeo and Juliet rehearsal (2019; starts at 1:17 and goes to 32:55)

Videos – Interviews and Other

Edward Watson: dancing ballet’s darkest roles
Insights: Edward Watson on Becoming a Principal Dancer
Edward Watson Principal Dancer at the Royal Ballet
Edward Watson and Wayne McGregor (From my best friend: “This one’s really good.”)
Preparing for Mayerling
Ballet vs Theater: Two different interpretations of Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale
Christopher Wheeldon, Joby Talbot and Edward Watson on the Winter’s Tale
Creating Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Royal Ballet artists on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Mayerling Costumes
Edward Watson accepting his Wing Men of the Year Culture Award
Edward Watson and Wendy Whelan on Whelan/Watson: Other Stories
de La Cuona new Studio Collection featuring Edward Watson
Edward Watson ‘In Rehearsal’ (see the article below)
Itziar Mendizabal and Edward Watson THE ROYAL BALLET (partially in Spanish)
CNN feature on Men in Motion at London Coliseum (From my best friend: “I freely acknowledge that I mostly included this for the clip of Ed Watson dancing as Spider Man.  Other than that and some other clips of him dancing, I’m not sure about this one.  It might not be worth including.” From me: “Ed Watson dancing as Spiderman is always worth including.”)
The Metamorphosis – Interview
Edward Watson: Kafka’s Metamorphosis
Inside the Royal Ballet Healthcare Suite
O2 Romeo & Juliet Blog 1 and Blog 2
Opera, Ballet, and the Bard (Lauren Cuthbertson and Ed Watson, “Hermione & Leontes”)
Performing at the closing ceremonies at the London Olympics


Royal Ballet Stars on Roles They Dream of Dancing
Edward Watson to retire as a Royal Ballet’s principal dancer and other company’s end-of-Season announcements
The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson: ‘It’s not normal to do this to your body – but it is possible’
Portrait of the artist: Edward Watson, dancer
Portrait of a dancer
Edward Watson: this is what ballet does to your body
Edward Watson (in rehearsal)
Prince Charles celebrates the Royal Ballet’s Principal dancer Edward Watson
Edward Watson to retire as Royal Ballet principal dancer
Edward Watson & the way into MacMillan
The ballet dancers growing old gracefully
Royal Ballet dancer fed up with critic’s references to his ginger hair
Edward Watson awarded MBE for services to dance


Honest Photographs that Show the “Sweat, Blood, and Repetition” behind the Royal Ballet
Giant leap off stage: farewell to the Royal Ballet’s stunning Edward Watson – in pictures

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