Archive | November, 2009

Ballet NEWS | English National Ballet senior principal Daria Klimentová has a legwarmers sale

November 28, 2009

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English National Ballet Senior Principal Dancer, Daria Klimentová is selling some of her legwarmers. They would make a really unique Christmas present if you want to surprise friends and family. If you would like to purchase any of them, please leave me a comment with the details and I will make the arrangements for you, […]

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

November 27, 2009

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

THE NUTCRACKER Please don’t forget that the exclusive competition I’ve been running in association with English National Ballet to win a pair of tickets to The Nutcracker this Christmas, as well as a pair of pointe shoes signed by Senior Principal Dancer Elena Glurdjidze, closes on Sunday 6th December 2009 at midnight GMT. Photo: Annabel […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Esteban Berlanga, Soloist, English National Ballet

November 25, 2009

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Esteban Berlanga

Cupcakes & conversation with Esteban Berlanga, Soloist, English National Ballet Berlanga has been nominated in the OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE (CLASSICAL) category of the National Dance Awards.  The other nominees in this category are :  Tobias Batley / Northern Ballet, Esteban Berlanga / English National Ballet, Sergei Polunin /The Royal Ballet. Berlanga has also been nominated in […]

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Ballet NEWS | Cupcakes at Tiffany’s with professional dancer Maria Engel

November 20, 2009

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When I meet Maria Engel, co-incidentally on the opening day of the Christmas ice rink at Somerset House, she is wearing newly acquired and utterly fabulous skyscraper heels. Beaming her usual mega-watt smile at me, she drops into the conversation that she is a good skater. I fear that there may be a clause in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bennet Gartside, First Soloist, The Royal Ballet

November 14, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bennet Gartside, First Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? That it’s a new week and that I’m in control of my own future. The decisions that I make will determine what may happen for both me and my wife’s future family and my […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cyrano

November 13, 2009

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Elisha Willis as Roxanne and Robert Parker as Cyrano, Photo : Bill Cooper

Cyrano Birmingham Royal Ballet Sadlers Wells, 12th November 2009 Romantic story ballets are always an audience favourite and Cyrano is no exception, mixing comedy and musical theatre with classical ballet. The sets are wonderful, beautifully lit by Mark Jonathan, and used to great effect – Cyrano climbing a tree or Christian climbing up the ivy-clad […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps

November 11, 2009

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Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps Powder | E=mc² | The Centre and its Opposite Sadlers Wells, 10th November 2009 Elisha Willis & Joseph Caley in E=mc² Photo :  Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season arrived in London this week and it is a chance to see this forward-thinking, powerhouse of a Company on top […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Callie Roberts, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

November 9, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Callie Roberts, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Cupcakes & conversation with Callie Roberts, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Birmingham Royal Ballet are performing a triple bill, Quantum Leaps, and Cyrano, at Sadlers Wells, London, from tomorrow night. Photo :  Andy Ross What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’d love to say that I bounce out of bed at 8.00 am […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet appoints Simon Harper as Media & PR Manager

November 9, 2009

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET APPOINTS new MEDIA AND PR MANAGER Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the appointment of Simon Harper as its new Media and Public Relations Manager. Formerly the Company’s Press and PR Officer, Harper brings a wealth of experience in dance and public relations to the role of Media and PR Manager. Born in Birmingham […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet announce new music director

November 9, 2009

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR Following the appointment of Barry Wordsworth as Music Director of The Royal Ballet and an international search for his successor, Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce, after an exhaustive recruitment process, the appointment of Koen Kessels as its Music Director. A Belgian national, Kessels studied […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dusty Button, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

November 6, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dusty Button, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

  Cupcakes & conversation with Dusty Button, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Birmingham Royal Ballet are performing in London from 10th November 2009 and Button can be seen in The Centre and its Opposite, part of the Quantum Leaps triple bill. Dusty Button by Andy Ross What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? To […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK – The Nutcracker review

November 3, 2009

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Nutcracker Russian

The Nutcracker Ballet Theatre UK Sevenoaks, November 1st 2009 Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.” ~ Deborah Whipp So it is with Ballet Theatre UK’s new version of The Nutcracker, the quintessential Christmas ballet based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Der Nussknacker und der […]

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Ballet NEWS | Spring Dance at the London Coliseum

November 2, 2009

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Askonas Holt, Raymond Gubbay and Sadler’s Wells present SPRING DANCE AT THE LONDON COLISEUM Ballet Nacional de Cuba Photo : Stardust Theatre • Ballet Nacional de Cuba to make its debut at the London Coliseum as part of Spring Dance at the Coliseum in 2010. • Carlos Acosta to dance with Ballet Nacional de Cuba […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hikaru Kobayashi, First Soloist, The Royal Ballet

November 1, 2009

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Hikaru Kobayashi

Cupcakes & Conversation with Hikaru Kobayashi, First Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A nice big breakfast! What are you looking forward to dancing this season ? Of course it has to be Aurora (from The Sleeping Beauty)! Who would you most like to dance with ? […]

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