Archive | October, 2009

THE LITTLE COSTUME SHOP DEBUTS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

October 28, 2009

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The Little Costume Shop, exquisitely hand made costume miniatures, is the creation of celebrity, award-winning, costume designer Vin Burnham. A new exclusive collection has just been launched under license from the Royal Opera House and is on prominent show in the front of house showcase and in the shop of this magnificent building in Covent […]

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From Student to Star : Shiori Kase

October 28, 2009

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dancer in jete

From Student to Star : Shiori Kase, Artist, English National Ballet I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally talented artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to […]

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Ballet NEWS | Jewelled ballet shoes are back in vogue – yes, it’s Cinderella with Ballet Ireland

October 28, 2009

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Ballet Ireland are touring in the UK next month, bringing with them two ballets – Lyric Suite by Michael Corder and Cinderella by Morgann Runacre-Temple. Amy Drew as Cinderella Photo :  Fennell Photography Lyric Suite is a classical piece set to music by Grieg. The score is made up from three movements from the Holberg […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jamie Bond, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

October 26, 2009

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two dancers in The Nutcracker

Cupcakes & conversation with Jamie Bond, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet Photo :  Andrew Ross Bond can be seen dancing The Prince from The Nutcracker which opens at the Hippodrome on Nov 27 – Dec 13. This interview begins a major season of interviews and news as the Company arrive in London shortly. What motivates you […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK’s The Nutcraker

October 24, 2009

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Ladies, Gentlemen & Children…. I bring you, by popular demand, THE SNOWFLAKES Photo :  Mo Greig CLARA AND HER NUTRACKER Photo : Mo Greig Ballet Theatre UK are currently on tour throughout the UK.

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Ballet NEWS | Morphoses – Commedia, Leaving Songs, Softly As I Leave You, Bolero

October 24, 2009

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Ballet NEWS | Morphoses – Commedia, Leaving Songs, Softly As I Leave You, Bolero

Commedia |  Leaving Songs  |  Softly As I Leave You  |  Boléro Morphoses – The Wheeldon Company Sadlers Wells, London October 21st 2009 Photo :  Erin Baiano An evening of ballet at Sadlers Wells is always a promising treat, especially when it’s presented by Christopher Wheeldon & his own Company, Morphoses. In this first programme, […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK’s The Nutcracker on tour

October 21, 2009

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Hello everyone, Just back from the most wonderful final rehearsals for Ballet Theatre UK’s new production of The Nutcracker.  I will bring you much more later, but for now I only have time to tell you how magical it’s going to be.  Have a look at some of the costume designs. The dancers have worked their […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fernanda Oliveira, Senior Principal, English National Ballet

October 18, 2009

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dancer in high jete

Cupcakes & conversation with Fernanda Oliveira, Senior Principal Dancer, English National Ballet Fernanda & Fabian Oliveira can be seen dancing Giselle (with her husband Fabian Reimair, whom I recently interviewed), in Manchester on 24th September at 2pm & 26th September at 7.30pm, Liverpool on 30th October at 7.30pm, Bristol on 3rd & 7th November at 7.30pm, and in Oxford on 21st November […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lisa Probert

October 17, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Lisa Probert What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The sun is usually enough to get me up in the morning with a smile and the thought of breakfast, class and whatever plans I’ve made for the day ahead. What are you looking forward to dancing this season […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker

October 16, 2009

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two dancers in pink tutus

The Nutcracker Natasha Oughtred as Sugar Plum Fairy and Jamie Bond as the Prince Photo : Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular production of The Nutcracker returns to its home theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, for 22 performances only, from Friday 27 November to Sunday 13 December 2009. A true delight for the all the family, Birmingham […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet casting update, Yevgenia Obraztova to Guest

October 16, 2009

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Royal Ballet changes to casting are not unusual, however I wanted to let you know about two significant changes, confirmed by the press office, for upcoming performances at The Royal Opera House. Lauren Cuthbertson will not dance any of her scheduled performances due to ill health.  She will be replaced in The Sleeping Beauty by Mariinsky First Soloist […]

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Ballet NEWS | English National Ballet – an exclusive chance to win Nutcracker tickets

October 13, 2009

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two dancers in The Nutcracker

In association with English National Ballet, BALLET NEWS offers you an exclusive prize : Two tickets for English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker (see below for conditions) A signed pair of pointe shoes – by Senior Principal Dancer Elena Glurdjidze Don’t miss your last chance to see English National Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker this Christmas. This vibrant and […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK begin touring

October 11, 2009

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK begin touring

Back in August I gave you details of our newest classical ballet Company, Ballet Theatre UK. The Company will be dancing The Nutcracker in a couple of weeks time, incorporating 3 spectacular sets and over 60 beautifully hand crafted costumes. The Nutcracker features such favourites as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Waltz of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fabian Reimair, First Soloist, English National Ballet

October 9, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fabian Reimair, First Soloist, English National Ballet

Cupcakes & conversation with Fabian Reimair, First Soloist, English National Ballet You can book to see Reimair dancing the role of Albrecht in Giselle (with his wife Fernanda Oliveira in the title role), in Liverpool on 30th October, in Bristol on 2nd and 7th November, and in Oxford on 21st November. Reimair also dances the […]

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From Student to Star : Jonathan Hanks

October 6, 2009

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dancer receives Diploma

From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin their professional careers, and will be following them regularly. I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally gifted artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to […]

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Ballet NEWS | Sky Arts follow Scottish Ballet behind the scenes

October 6, 2009

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Luke Ahmet and William Smith in William Forsythe’s Workwithinwork. Photograph by Andrew Ross For all those of you who have been fascinated by the way that dancers prepare their pointe shoes, here is a fascinating 7 minute video from Sky Arts, who have followed Scottish Ballet behind the scenes as they prepare for their 40th […]

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Ballet NEWS | Scottish Ballet 40th Anniversary tour – London dates review

October 4, 2009

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Rubies/Workwithinwork/In Light and Shadow Sadlers Wells, London Saturday 3rd October 2009 Company in George Balanchine’s Rubies. Photograph by Andrew Ross Rubies is a handy ballet to have in the repertoire as your 40th Anniversary comes around. It’s fiendishly tricky, the jazzy music (Stravinsky) pushing the dancers to take risks if they dare. It’s not that […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

October 2, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Olivia Cowley, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley has recently been promoted and you can see her dancing at the Royal Opera House when the Autumn season begins from October 8th What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Going into a job most girls dream of! Who […]

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