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Photograph : Aleksandar Antonijevic

April 23, 2014

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National Ballet of Canada | Aleksandar Antonijevic’s Photography Exhibit Opens

Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic’s Photography Exhibit Opens May 1Berenson Fine Art Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic’s photography exhibit,Till We Meet Again, A Love Letter, opens May 1, 2014 at Berenson Fine Art in Toronto as part of CONTACT, Toronto’s international photography festival. The exhibition features 25 portraits of Artists of The National Ballet of Canada and is […]

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April 17, 2014

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International renowned dancer Alban Lendorf to star alongside Tamara Rojo in English National Ballet’s Coppélia

International renowned dancer Alban Lendorf to star alongside Tamara Rojo in English National Ballet’s Coppélia   English National Ballet today reveals principal casting for the London performances of Coppélia, which includes the announcement of Guest Artist Alban Lendorf. He will partner Tamara Rojo in what promises to be a sensational partnership at London’s iconic London […]

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April 17, 2014

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A Ballet News Happy Easter

A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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April 16, 2014

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NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL

NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL English National Ballet is pleased to announce the Emerging Dancer Competition 2014 will be hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, with tickets now on sale. The Competition, generously supported in its fifth year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), will be held on Monday 19 May […]

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April 16, 2014

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Northern Ballet announces enchanting new ballet for children

Northern Ballet announces enchanting new ballet for children On the eve of the television broadcast of Three Little Pigs, Northern Ballet announces that their much-anticipated new ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker, will première in Leeds this October.  Elves & the Shoemaker is the latest in Northern Ballet’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for […]

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April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet 27 June – 5 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC A PAIR OF STAR CROSS’D LOVERS The centerpiece of Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014 is the Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan is one of the world’s most […]

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April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet | Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui

Queensland Ballet | Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui Queensland Ballet has announced that Soloist Yu Hui has decided to leave Queensland Ballet and return home to China for personal reasons. Yu Hui is a dancer who makes an immediate impression. Since joining the Company in 2007, he has inspired fans with […]

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April 16, 2014

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MAD HOT BALLET: Spellbound to Raise $1 Million for The National Ballet of Canada

MAD HOT BALLET: Spellbound to Raise $1 Million for The National Ballet of Canada Wednesday, June 11, 2014 The National Ballet of Canada’s annual fundraising gala MAD HOT BALLET: Spellbound, is anticipated to raise over $1 million for the company. The annual gala has raised over $8 million since 2006. One of the most exciting […]

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April 16, 2014

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BALLERINA

BALLERINA * Programme of the ballerinas’ personal favourites * World premiere by director Ted Brandsen * Two Dutch premieres of work by Macmillan and Petipa * Hans van Manen premiere for Dutch National Ballet * Farewell to principal Larissa Lezhnina * 14 to 20 May in Dutch National Opera & Ballet Ted Brandsen, artistic director […]

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Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Tomasson's The Fifth Season (© Erik Tomasson)

April 15, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Damian Smith, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Getting coffee, and taking some Tylenol! But actually, breakfast – it’s my favorite meal of the day. Why ballet ? When people ask me that, my first thought is “Why not ballet?” You get the […]

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April 15, 2014

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Fire Island Dance Festival

19th Annual Edition of Fire Island Dance Festival Pushes All‐time Fundraising Past $3 Million Mark Presented by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Editor’s Note : I had been holding this PR whilst approval was sought by the photographer, Rosalie O’Connor, from the dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck […]

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April 15, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | MIXED REPERTOIRE PROGRAMME

RWB WELCOMES SPRING WITH A MIXED REPERTOIRE PROGRAMME Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 74th season concludes with a mixed programme featuring three stunning Winnipeg premieres from leading contemporary ballet choreographers. This series of works, presented at the Centennial Concert Hall from May 7-11, represents RWB’s history with a glimpse into the past, present, and future as RWB prepares […]

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April 15, 2014

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New Contract and New Title for Atlanta Ballet Executive Director Arturo Jacobus

New Contract and New Title for Atlanta Ballet Executive Director Arturo Jacobus Atlanta Ballet board chair Allen Nelson announced today that executive director Arturo Jacobus will remain at the helm of the 85-year-old institution for at least another five years, as he has accepted an extension to his employment agreement. Effective immediately, the new contract will […]

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April 15, 2014

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Sarasota Ballet Principal, Ricardo Graziano, Promoted to Resident Choreographer for 2014-2015 Season

Sarasota Ballet Principal, Ricardo Graziano, Promoted to Resident Choreographer for 2014-2015 Season Ricardo Graziano, Principal Dancer for The Sarasota Ballet since 2011, was promoted to Resident Choreographer by Director Iain Webb after opening night of the Company’s sixth program, Friday April 4. Graziano, whose original work Symphony of Sorrows was the second performance of the […]

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April 14, 2014

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Queensland Ballet announces new ballet training program

Queensland Ballet announces new ballet training program In January 2015 Queensland Ballet, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, will launch the Queensland Ballet Senior Program, an intensive ballet training program for gifted dancers as they complete Years 10, 11 and 12. Queensland Ballet’s CEO Anna Marsden said, “This unique new training program will give […]

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April 12, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON

RICHMOND BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON  Carmina Burana returns to the Carpenter Theatre as classics, contemporary favorites round out a season that concludes in Beijing Richmond, VA – Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2014-15 season, a season that will include a three-production residency at the Carpenter Theatre beginning in late October, […]

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April 12, 2014

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“Cinderella” Creative Ballet Animateur Scheme 2013-14

“Cinderella” Creative Ballet Animateur Scheme 2013-14 Finale Performance and Sharing Meeting The project, initiated by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and presented in partnership with The Hong Kong Ballet, ran this year for the 14th time. Six primary schools joined the 2013-14 project. Finale Performances by the three schools of timeslot 1 in the […]

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April 11, 2014

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The Sarasota Ballet Hires Ballet Master for 2014-15 Season

The Sarasota Ballet Hires Ballet Master for 2014-15 Season The Sarasota Ballet Director Iain Webb announced today the addition of James Jordan as Ballet Master for the 2014-15 Season. Jordan, who set the Company’s recent performance of Antony Tudor’s Gala Performance, accepted the position this week and joins The Sarasota Ballet after 30 years with […]

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April 11, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS WHO CARES? and Green Eggs and Ham

THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS WHO CARES? and Green Eggs and Ham WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) concludes their 2013.14 season with captivating productions of George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and David Palmer’s Green Eggs and Ham, May 17 and 18, 2014 at THEARC Theater. The production will also feature excerpts from Lucy Bowen McCauley’s […]

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April 11, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET OPENS THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET OPENS THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM AT THE CRESCENT THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM Performances: Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 April 2014   THE CRESCENT THEATRE Ticket Office: 0121 643 5858 or visit online   After the success of the Company’s 2012 performances, Birmingham Royal Ballet opens this year’s International Dance Festival Birmingham with […]

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