Archive | April, 2009

Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists – update

April 30, 2009

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Photo credit : Johan Persson Majisimo will be performed by Acosta, Moret, Vargas, McRae, Marquez, Corveas, Cao and Chinellato. Corveas is due to perform in Ritmicas and Majisimo. There will be a further update on this show next week.

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Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists – programme details for July shows

April 29, 2009

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Carlos Acosta and friends

Photo credit : Johan Persson Very exciting news about the July shows, with new repertoire. We have : Arionel Vargas and Begona Cao from English National Ballet – performing Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes accompanied by Rachmaninoff’s score and Derek Deane’s Summertime Miguel Altunaga from Rambert – performing a new piece choreographed by Acosta Veronica Corveas […]

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ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL ALINA COJOCARU BACK ON STAGE TONIGHT

April 22, 2009

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Alina Cojocaru in Giselle

Today in the Evening Standard, Ismene Brown reports on the return to the Covent Garden stage of Alina Cojocaru. Cojocaru suffered a major injury while rehearsing a ballet and has been off the stage for a year. She is much loved by audiences at the Royal Ballet, and some say that Giselle, the ballet she […]

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NO PRICE RISES AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT SEASON FOR THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

April 22, 2009

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An interesting interview from Reuters, where Tony Hall is quoted as saying, amongst other things, that there will be no price increases at the beginning of next season.

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The Royal Ballet Season announced – 09/10

April 22, 2009

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The Royal Opera House auditorium

It’s that time of year again. The bluebells and first peonies are out, and the Royal Opera House reveals what is in store for the coming season. The Royal Ballet season runs from October – June; in July they go on tour (this summer – in a huge coup for the company – to Cuba). […]

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A Dance to the Music of Time: Aesthetically-Relevant Changes in Body Posture in Performing Art

April 20, 2009

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diagramme of dance movement

A Dance to the Music of Time: Aesthetically-Relevant Changes in Body Posture in Performing Art Elena Daprati1,2, Marco Iosa3, Patrick Haggard4*1 Dipartimento di Neuroscienze and Centro di Biomedicina Spaziale, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy, 2 Dipartimento di Fisiologia Neuromotoria, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy, 3 Dipartimento di Scienze del Movimento […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 09/10

April 18, 2009

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The details for the Royal Ballet’s new season are expected to be announced formally on 22nd April, however, the Royal Opera House has sent out the details to Patrons ahead of that date. More details & comment will follow after the official announcement next week but for now here is the Season 09/10 in the […]

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Giselle

April 17, 2009

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Royal Ballet dancers in Giselle

One of the things that draws me back to the ballet (even the ones I’ve seen before), is to be in the theatre on a night when that elusive special something raises the bar onstage and transmits an electrical frizzon to the audience & makes the hairs on the back of my neck shiver. Carlos […]

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Ballet NEWS : Willie’s Delectable Cacao

April 11, 2009

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I return triumphant. It’s taken several days, some inside knowledge and a dawn raid on my local stockist but… I have them ! Willie’s Delectable cacao bars – Venezuelan 72 Rio Caribe Superior and Peruvian 70 – San Martin. As I walked home I noticed that my shopping bag was infused with the smell of […]

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Coming soon…..

April 10, 2009

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A Dance to the Music of Time…

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Willie’s cacao

April 10, 2009

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Hi everyone, Just a little update on the chocolate post below. The scientific tests which Willie carried out have shown that if you drink his cacao before exercising, you will burn more fat and you will feel that the exercise takes less effort, than if you hadn’t drunk the cacao. What’s not to like ? […]

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Ballet NEWS : Chocolate

April 6, 2009

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Bear with me here. Not an immediately obvious link to ballet dancers I know, but… Cacao, the chocolate beans, were first used thousands of years ago and the Aztecs followed in the footsteps of the Mayans and made xocoatl or xocolatl, which was basically a bitter drink of fermented & roasted cacao with chilli & […]

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Darcey Bussell’s website

April 4, 2009

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Hi, Although Darcey has retired from The Royal Ballet, her website has been revamped and has some lovely music too and is well worth a scout around.

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