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September 16, 2014

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Winners announced for RAD’s Genée Dance Challenge, judged by RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE

Winners announced for RAD’s Genée Dance Challenge, judged by RAD President Darcey Bussell CBE in Antwerp on 14 September The winners are : Level 1 – Tara Morris, UK Level 2 – Alexandra Oliff, UK Level 3 – Lita Garcia, UK Level 4 – Mathias Van Geyt, Belgium   23 heat-winners from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands […]

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September 16, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | The Professional Dancers

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | The Professional Dancers Aljaz Skorjanec Aljaz and his celebrity partner Abbey Clancy are the reigning Strictly Come Dancing champions. Born in Slovenia, Aljaz took to the dance floor at the age of five, enjoying success in his home country where he won 19 Slovenian championships in ballroom and Latin. For […]

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September 16, 2014

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CAROLINA BALLET’S DRACULA RETURNS IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

CAROLINA BALLET’S DRACULA RETURNS IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN   RALEIGH, NC — Due to popular demand Carolina Ballet is bringing Dracula and The Masque of the Red Death back to the stage after a two season absence.  Carolina Ballet is repeating this edge of your seat, spine tingling program October 9-26, 2014 at the A.J. […]

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September 15, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS   Three one-act ballets each touched in some way by war, Shadows of War A revival of David Bintley’s gothic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast   Venue and booking information: Sadler’s Wells: Tickets: 0844 412 4300   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to […]

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September 15, 2014

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English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season

English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season   English National Ballet presents Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography at Sadler’s Wells in March 2015. Modern Masters includes works by Forsythe, Neumeier and Kylián. Guest Artists Ivan Vasiliev and Alban Lendorf perform in Swan Lake at the London Coliseum in January 2015. Ivan Vasiliev’s debut as Prince […]

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September 15, 2014

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Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints new Artistic Director and announces 2015 programme

Royal New Zealand Ballet appoints new Artistic Director and announces 2015 programme   The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director.   Francesco Ventriglia was appointed after an extensive international recruitment process. “The calibre of applicants was extremely high,” […]

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September 14, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince

Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince You probably won’t recognise the name Mabinty Bangura. You may have heard of Michaela DePrince, the extraordinarily flexible dancer from Sierra Leone whose story has been published for young adults. DePrince lived in Sierra Leone, West Africa, during the civil war, and the horrors […]

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September 12, 2014

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The Royal Opera House production of The Wind in the Willows at The Vaudeville Theatre

CMP, ACT PRODUCTIONS WILLIAM ARCHER FOR BOB & CO and CELIA ATKIN present the Royal Opera House production of  The Wind in the Willows Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett The Vaudeville Theatre  ALAN TITCHMARSH TO STAR AS NARRATOR IN OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MAKING HIS WEST END DEBUT THE ROYAL OPERA […]

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September 11, 2014

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BALLETBOYZ DEBUT APPEARANCE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

BALLETBOYZ DEBUT APPEARANCE AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE September 16th-27th LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE   BalletBoyz are to present theTalent 2014 in a brand new triple bill at the Linbury Studio Theatre in September as part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, the contemporary arts festival curated by The Royal Ballet and Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery. […]

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September 11, 2014

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The People’s Strictly

The People’s Strictly Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, and Mark Linsey, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, have commissioned The People’s Strictly from the Strictly Come Dancing team at BBC In-house Entertainment. The show, which will form part of next year’s Red Nose Day campaign and will raise money for Comic Relief, will play on BBC One in […]

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September 10, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing | The Professionals Aljaz Skorjanec Aljaz and his celebrity partner Abbey Clancy are the reigning Strictly Come Dancing champions. Born in Slovenia, Aljaz took to the dance floor at the age of five, enjoying success in his home country where he won 19 Slovenian championships in ballroom and Latin. For over a […]

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Polyphonia - Brooklyn Mack and Maki Onuki by Dean Alexander

September 10, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET SHOWCASES SIGNIFICANT WORKS OF THREE TOP EUROPEAN CHOREOGRAPHERS

THE WASHINGTON BALLET SHOWCASES SIGNIFICANT WORKS OF THREE TOP EUROPEAN CHOREOGRAPHERS The Washington Ballet (TWB) is Taking Flight at the start of the 2014.15 Performance Season with an exploration of three company premieres from renowned European choreographers. The evening of dance has been titled Petite Mort: Masterworks by Kylián/van Manen/Wheeldon. The repertory program includes Hans […]

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September 8, 2014

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GLOBAL FIRST: FIVE WORLD-CLASS BALLET COMPANIES, ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING IN OCTOBER

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GLOBAL FIRST: FIVE WORLD-CLASS BALLET COMPANIES, ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING ON WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER   Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of Canada | San Francisco Ballet The first ever World Ballet Day will see an unprecedented collaboration between five of the world’s leading ballet companies. This […]

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September 8, 2014

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Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

Spectacular Evening of Dance Entertainment at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London   Major stars of ballet combine with other performers to present a unique and dazzling program of dance with 12 short & exciting pieces including several premieres and new works alongside well loved classics. The event is in aid of new charity Dance Again Foundation which […]

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September 8, 2014

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The Royal Ballet receives the Royal Academy of Dance’s highest award during fundraising gala

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The Royal Ballet receives the Royal Academy of Dance’s highest award during fundraising gala The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has marked the 60th anniversary of presenting its highest honour – the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award (QEII Award) – to The Royal Ballet with a spectacular gala fundraiser. The RAD’s initial projection is that […]

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September 7, 2014

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STRICTLY COME DANCING CELEBRITIES AND PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS REVEALED

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STRICTLY COME DANCING CELEBRITIES AND PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS REVEALED   After weeks of anticipation, the 15 Strictly Come Dancing celebrities have been paired with their professional partners who will guide them through every step on the ballroom floor. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announced each pairing at the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 premiere on BBC One […]

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September 7, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS FROM HOUSTON TO THE WORLD SEPTEMBER 18 – 28   Full Company Shines in the Classical Showpiece Paquita, Staged by Stanton Welch   Jorma Elo’s Witty and Arresting ONE/end/ONE Returns to Houston   Internationally Renowned Choreographer Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration, Inspired by the Flight Patterns of Starling Birds     Houston, Texas — […]

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September 7, 2014

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Dances Patrelle presents Romeo and Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance

Dances Patrelle presents Romeo and Juliet, a dazzling 25th Anniversary Performance September 11-14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College New York, New York   In the spirit of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, our evening length revival features Francis Patrelle’s choreography, based on Shakespeare’s Play and Prokofiev’s celebrated score. Following dP’s tradition of educating children and nurturing […]

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September 7, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | Every Sequin So Far

Tim Wonnacott, Alison Hammond, Scott Mills, Judy Murray, Mark Wright, Pixie Lott, Jake Wood, Jenny Gibney, Thom Evans, Sunetra Sarker, Gregg Wallace, Caroline Flack, Simon Webbe, Frankie Bridge, Steve Backshall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Ladies, Gentlemen and Children…. the Strictly Come Dancing class of 2014. Every Strictly sequin so far : Strictly News Strictly Come Dancing | Claudia & Tess Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | The Celebrities In Pictures Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Final Three Celebrities Confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Caroline Flack is […]

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September 4, 2014

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New stories from The Norwegian National Ballet

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New stories from The Norwegian National Ballet   Ibsen’s Ghosts as a full-length ballet and a new Carmen by Liam Scarlett are among the highlights of The Norwegian National Ballet’s 2014/15 season program. – “We want to explore new ways of telling the timeless stories,” says artistic director Ingrid Lorentzen.   In June 2014, The […]

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