November 1, 2014

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The Hong Kong Ballet presents The Nutcracker

The Hong Kong Ballet presents The Nutcracker 13 dazzling performances starting from 19th December Come celebrate the holidays this season with The Hong Kong Ballet’s festive production of The Nutcracker. 13 dazzling performances will be held at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 19th to 21st and 24th to 28th December […]

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October 31, 2014

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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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October 30, 2014

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Ballet News Published

Cupcakes & Conversation | Published   The popular and original Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers has been available in e-book format for some time, but you can now buy one of the Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation series as an actual book. What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain […]

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October 30, 2014

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Queensland Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Queensland Ballet presents The Nutcracker Welcome the holiday season with this beloved and magical Christmas tale.   Ben Stevenson’s acclaimed production of The Nutcracker is a sheer delight, with sparkling dance and stunning sets and costumes that bring a host of fanciful characters to life. When midnight strikes, young Clara’s enchanted Christmas gift leads her […]

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October 30, 2014

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Carolina Ballet | NUTCRACKER RETURNS FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Carolina Ballet | NUTCRACKER RETURNS FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker to be Seen Throughout the Triangle   RALEIGH, NC — After two very successful fall productions to start Carolina Ballet’s 17th season, the company is ready to move on to the annual Nutcracker which opens this year at the Durham Performing Arts […]

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October 29, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS NOCHE DE PASIÓN: THE TANGO SOIRÉE

THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS NOCHE DE PASIÓN: THE TANGO SOIRÉE TWB’s philanthropic event to be held Saturday, November 8 at Organization of American States WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates philanthropy and raises critical dollars for community outreach programs with Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée, a fall affair for The Washington Ballet’s […]

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October 29, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced

The National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the greatly anticipated return of Nijinsky, a ballet by John Neumeier, which runs November 22 – 30, 2014 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. […]

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October 28, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME performances: FRIDAY 28 November – Saturday 13 December 2014 Birmingham Hippodrome Ticket Office: 0844 338 5000     With tickets selling fast and several performances already sold out, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular production of the fairytale classic The Nutcracker, created by […]

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October 28, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet’s Cinderella returns in December

Dutch National Ballet’s Cinderella returns in December * Christopher Wheeldon’s version of the most popular fairytale in the world returns to the Dutch National Ballet * Performances from 12 December 2014 until 1 January 2015 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam Cinderella, the magical ballet by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns for a run of […]

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October 28, 2014

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The Hong Kong Ballet débuts at the prestigious Northrop in Minneapolis, USA

The Hong Kong Ballet débuts at the prestigious Northrop in Minneapolis, USA 6th and 7th November with Turandot, a stunning tale of power, love and revenge The Hong Kong Ballet is delighted to announce its upcoming tour to Minneapolis, Minnesota on 6th and 7th November 2014, performing Turandot, a stunning tale of power, love and […]

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October 26, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Results | Week Five

Strictly Come Dancing Results | Week Five Thom Evans is the fourth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014   Former professional rugby player Thom Evans and professional partner Iveta Lukosiute and pop star Simon Webbe and his partner Kristina Rihanoff found themselves in the dance-off in Sunday night’s Results Show. […]

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Trent Whiddon, Pixie Lott - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

October 25, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 5

Strictly Come Dancing Week Five This was the week that : the top 12 danced for a place in Halloween week the 4 who score danced into the ballroom Pixie & Trent closed the show and topped the leaderboard with a “wonderfully crazy” (Darcey) Samba scoring 35 Jake & Janette pulled into Walford station with […]

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October 25, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

The National Ballet of Canada | Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon Prepare to be Seduced Opens the 2014/15 Season American Ballet Theatre’s Marcelo Gomes Appears as Guest Artist Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Kenneth MacMillan‘s Manon, which opens the 2014/15 season on November 8, 2014 at the […]

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October 23, 2014

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Ballet News Giveaway

Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. […]

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October 23, 2014

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Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum

Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum   Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas from Thursday 11 December 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015. Nutcracker sees Guest Artist Mathias Dingman’s debut performance with English National Ballet. He performs in the role of the Prince, alongside […]

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October 23, 2014

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The Royal Ballet World Premiere of Liam Scarlett’s The Age Of Anxiety

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WORLD PREMIERE OF LIAM SCARLETT’S THE AGE OF ANXIETY ALONGSIDE WORK BY KIM BRANDSTRUP AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON   CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE / THE AGE OF ANXIETY / AETERNUM   Friday 7 – Monday 17 November 2014   The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, his latest work for […]

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October 22, 2014

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The Hong Kong Ballet Announces Promotions

The Hong Kong Ballet Announces Promotions & US Tour The Hong Kong Ballet is delighted to announce the recently joined and promoted dancers, as well as a US tour to Northrop, Minneapolis on 6th and 7th November 2014. In the 2014/15 season there are 13 dancers who have joined The Hong Kong Ballet: Coryphées Nina […]

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October 22, 2014

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PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION

Placido Domingo and Darcey Bussell join one of the UK's leading philanthropists, Dame Vivien Duffield

PLACIDO DOMINGO AND DARCEY BUSSELL LEAD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HONOUR DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD’S FOUNDATION At the Royal Opera House in London tonight the world-famous tenor, Plácido Domingo and former ballerina Darcey Bussell joined leading figures from across the arts in singing “Happy Birthday” to celebrate the Clore Duffield Foundation 50th birthday under its Chair, the leading philanthropist, […]

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October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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October 21, 2014

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Calling All Dancers!

Calling all dancers! #DanceSelfie Day Today Dance Proms need you to take a #DanceSelfie and tweet it today 21 October with the hashtag #DanceSelfie. They want to get dancers from all around the world tweeting their dancing selfies – highlighting what a large, diverse and inspirational community we all are! Make sure you use the […]

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