Archive | February, 2010

Ballet NEWS | English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer & People’s Choice Awards

February 27, 2010

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Regular readers will know that I have been reporting on the Emerging Dancer and People’s Choice Awards for a while now, as well as interviewing all but one of the nominees.  The results are in !  24 February 2010 for immediate release English National Ballet is delighted to announce that Anais Chalendard is the winner […]

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BALLET NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, & new season

February 25, 2010

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a big clock and dancer in front

Delia Matthews in Cinderella Photograph :  Tim Cross Quite a bit of news for you, beginning with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Gala, in the presence of royalty, which takes place on Tuesday 9 March at 7.30pm & Wednesday 10 March at 2pm and 7.30pm. First of all I’d like to give you a snapshot of […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet Triple Bill reviewed – As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra

February 21, 2010

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dancer on pointe

As One|Rushes – Fragments of a lost story|Infra The Royal Ballet February 19th 2010 As a First Artist with the Royal Ballet company, Jonathan Watkins choreographed his first ballet for the main Covent Garden stage boldly using his colleagues from all ranks – including Principals. They in turn relished the chance to have a new work […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ksenia Ovsyanick, Artist, English National Ballet

February 18, 2010

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dancer in jete jump

Cupcakes & conversation with Ksenia Ovsyanick, Artist, English National Ballet Ksenia is one of the 6 nominees for the Emerging Dancer Award, which celebrates the talent of up and coming dancers at English National Ballet. The Emerging Dancer Award is an annual competition for English National Ballet to recognise and nurture the phenomenal talent of their […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet cast changes

February 17, 2010

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17 FEBRUARY 2009 THE ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL CAST CHANGES BOOKING PERIOD 2/3 ROMEO AND JULIET Saturday 6 March (evening) Edward Watson will be replacing Federico Bonelli in the role of Romeo to partner Mara Galeazzi in the role of Juliet. Friday 12 March & Tuesday 16 March Tamara Rojo will be replacing Lauren Cuthbertson in […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

February 15, 2010

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Gala @ The London Coliseum, in homage to Rudolph Nureyev

A gala night is planned as a tribute to Nureyev in March.  As you can see, there are a great many dance stars who will be dancing on the night.  Don’t miss the chance to see Igor Zelensky in London, and Polina Semionova will be back later in the summer to guest for English National Ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alice Topp, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet

February 10, 2010

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dancer in black and white

Following the news that The Australian Ballet has received the largest donation in its history, here is an interview with one of their Corps dancers. Cupcakes and conversation with Alice Topp, Corps de Ballet, The Australian Ballet Photograph :  James Braund What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I would say the people I […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Anna Blackwell, Apprentice, Northern Ballet

February 4, 2010

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two dancers in arabesque

Cupcakes & conversation with Anna Blackwell, Apprentice, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A strong coffee usually wakes me up with a good breakfast and a brisk walk to work. Once I’m in work I try and make the most of the morning, I like to get a good […]

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BALLET NEWS | Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet & Elmhurst School for Dance

February 2, 2010

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dancers on bed on stage in Romeo

Scottish Ballet news The ever innovative and resourceful Scottish Ballet bring you a unique competition – “LOVE IDOL”, if you will !!   Erik Cavallari as Romeo and Sophie Martin as Juliet in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet. Photograph by Andrew Ross. Scottish Ballet are having a ‘love week’ to tie in with their forthcoming tour of […]

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