Archive | March, 2010

Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Dancer, Northern Ballet

March 29, 2010

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dancer in leotard in arabesque

Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Dancer, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Provided I’ve had a good night’s sleep, for me the motivation is simply the fact that I’m doing a job that I love! I’m very grateful to not only be dancing, but to be in a […]

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BALLET NEWS | EXCLUSIVE with Royal Ballet dancers Bennet Gartside

March 25, 2010

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Earlier this week Bennet Gartside sat in the Royal Ballet office facing a team of three and was asked, an hour before the general rehearsal for The Judas Tree, “so, moment of truth; do you know it ?” Unfazed, he replied “I know what I know and I’ll do what I can do.” Photography throughout […]

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Ballet NEWS | Homage to Nureyev

March 22, 2010

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two dancers on stage

Homage to Nureyev London Coliseum March 21st 2010 Erina Takahashi and Dmitri Gruzdyev in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake Photography throughout :  Tim Cross I’ve never seen Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev dance live. But I felt his compelling presence in every corner of the stage this evening, which is surely the aim […]

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Ballet NEWS | Nureyev Gala – programme details

March 20, 2010

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Rudolf Nureyev

BREAKING BALLET NEWS – Johan Kobborg, who is injured, is replaced by Sergei Polunin If you are attending the Gala tomorrow night in tribute to Nureyev, here is the programme for the evening : Photograph :  Frederika Davis PROGRAMME 21 MARCH THE MOOR’S PAVANE Farukh Ruzimatov, Irina Perren, Vera Arbuzova, Alexander Omar Music: Henry Purcell (1659-1695) […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb @ MOVE IT!

March 14, 2010

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white swan tutu worn by Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb dances The Dying Swan Photography throughout :  Tim Cross Yesterday afternoon at the MOVE IT! show in London’s Kensington Olympia, amid much eager anticipation from the sizeable crowd, Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb took to the stage and danced The Dying Swan solo. The stage floor had not been swept beforehand, and it did look […]

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Ballet NEWS | Breaking news – THE BOLSHOI CASTING FOR LONDON

March 11, 2010

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The casting for the Bolshoi Ballet’s London visit has just arrived : Photograph :  Damir Yusopov July 2010 Mon 19 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Ivan Vasiliev Nina Kaptsova 1st night Svetlana Zakharova Alexander Volchkov Tue 20 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Pavel Dmitrichenko Anna Nikulina Maria Alexandrova Yury Baranov Wed 21 Bolshoi Ballet 7.30pm Spartacus Mikhail […]

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Bolshoi Ballet in London @ The Royal Opera House this summer

March 11, 2010

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Victor Hochhauser presents THE BOLSHOI OPERA AND BALLET AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN 19 July – 8 August 2010 Public booking opens 6 April 2010 www.roh.org.uk/bolshoi The Bolshoi Ballet will be returning to the Royal Opera House this summer.  Casting is yet to be announced (if you know the Company, you’ll know that […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet 2010/2011 Season Announced

March 10, 2010

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Carlos Acosta on stage

It’s a Royal Ballet season with some sparkling highlights to look forward to – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Onegin (which will hopefully satisfy some ballerina’s hopes in terms of casting), and some productions which have already been seen during this current season – Cinderella, Les Patineurs, Tales of Beatrix Potter for example.  So a season of two halves perhaps, and very […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kenneth Tindall, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet

March 8, 2010

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ballet cupcake

  Cupcakes & Conversation with Kenneth Tindall, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I go through the same pattern most mornings; I get up at the last possible moment, think of a million excuses as to how I could have a little more sleep or a little […]

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Ballet NEWS | Darcey Bussell interviewed

March 4, 2010

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Darcey Bussell in rehearsal clothes

Darcey Bussell as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in December 2009 Photography throughout : BBC Pictures Darcey Bussell CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). A fitting honour, given that Darcey is regarded as one of the greatest British ballerinas of all time. She has danced all of the classics during […]

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Ballet NEWS | Darcey Bussell and World Book Day

March 3, 2010

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the cover of magic ballerina book in pink

Tomorrow, 4th March 2010, children nationwide will be celebrating annual World Book Day, with the opportunity of exchanging a free voucher for one of a selection of £1 flip-books published especially to mark the occasion. This year, HarperCollins Children’s Books are delighted to announce their World Book Day ballet read, a special story entitled Magic Ballerina: […]

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Ballet NEWS | Mara Galeazzi, ‘Dancing for the Children’

March 1, 2010

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group of dancers on stage

Dancing For The Children Sadlers Wells, London February 28th 2010 Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares rehearsing Act 111 Swan Lake Photography throughout :  GILLESPIE Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi is a determined lady. Actually, it should be Dame Mara, as she was awarded the Cavaliere Del Lavoro medal (a Knighthood) in her native Italy last […]

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