Archive | December, 2009

BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet, Northern Ballet & the Ballet NEWS competition winner

December 31, 2009

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competition winner outside ENB

NEW YEAR HONOURS Huge congratulations to Northern Ballet Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE. The New Year Honours list has been published today. ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET Emma Stanworth attending English National Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker Our recent competition winner, Emma Stanworth, attended a performance of ENB’s The Nutcracker.  Emma said afterwards “it was beautiful, utterly amazing! […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet

December 27, 2009

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ballet cupcakes

Cupcakes & conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Putting some music on and making a big cup of coffee. What are you looking forward to dancing this season? We performed Giselle this season. I love the English National Ballet production, Mary Skeaping’s version. I […]

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BALLET NEWS | Northern Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet

December 24, 2009

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four dancers on stage in white tutus

NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE The fabulously talented dancers of Northern Ballet Theatre recently danced in a Gala night, and here are the highlights, set to Only By The Night by the equally great Kings of Leon. There will be much more from the company dancers next year, right here. BALLET THEATRE UK Ballet Theatre UK have […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Forbat, Soloist, English National Ballet

December 21, 2009

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James Forbat

Cupcakes & conversation with James Forbat, Soloist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The fact that it is a new week, full of possibilities. That I am surrounded by fun, intelligent and creative people who will all help me to get the best from myself, and especially if […]

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Our ascending Stars… Elisa Badenes

December 19, 2009

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Elisa Badenes watercolor by noomiedoodlesfashion

Ballet News | Ascending stars Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion very generously gave up some time to work on my brief, which was to use her fashion expertise to conjure up traditionally dressed dancers but with a fashionable twist.   ‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker

December 17, 2009

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Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet December 16th 2009 There is something quite infectious about The Nutcracker; no matter how many times you’ve seen it before the magic, sparkle and snow will get you every time. Everything glitters and resistance is futile. The Royal Ballet’s production is full of magic, brought about by Gary Avis’ interpretation […]

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Ballet NEWS | Late Starter – Diarmaid O’Meara

December 11, 2009

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Diarmaid O'Meara @ The Royal Opera House, Photograph : Mo Greig

Diarmaid O’Meara – behind the dancer  Most of the expert dancers you see on stage have been through rigorous, repetitive training to become an elite athlete – because that’s what professional ballet dancers are. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) in 1993 as ‘the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years’. The study […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Nathalie Harrison, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 7, 2009

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Nathalie Harrison in Alastair Marriott’s Sensorium for The Royal Ballet, Photo : Andre Uspenski

Cupcakes & conversation with Nathalie Harrison, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Nathalie Harrison received a very well deserved promotion at the beginning of this season, and you can see her dancing at the Royal Opera House. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Firstly a good cup of tea and during my brisk Bloomsbury […]

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet competition winner announced plus Birmingham Royal Ballet & The Royal Ballet news

December 7, 2009

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet competition winner announced plus Birmingham Royal Ballet & The Royal Ballet news

COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED Congratulations to ‘Two sugars please’, who wins our exclusive competition in association with English National Ballet. Please get in touch with your details and I’ll arrange the rest. CHRISTMAS BALLET TV This summer The Royal Ballet embarked on a ground-breaking tour to Cuba with Guest Principal Carlos Acosta in his home country. […]

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Our ascending Stars… Jeremy Curnier

December 2, 2009

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‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this year.  Regular readers will know that all of the dancers featured here were interviewed just as they made the transition from vocational school to professional ballet company.  Here we see how they’ve been getting on…. Ascending stars Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Venus Villa, First Artist, English National Ballet

December 1, 2009

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cupcakes with candles on

  Cupcakes & conversation with Venus Villa, First Artist, English National Ballet Venus Villa has been nominated for The Emerging Dancer Award, which is an annual competition for English National Ballet to recognise and nurture the phenomenal talent of their up-and-coming dancers. The Award encourages excellence and potential within the Company, with the winner being awarded a […]

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