Archive | April, 2010

Cupcakes & Conversation with Vicki Paterson, Corps de ballet, The Estonian National Ballet

April 29, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Vicki Paterson, Corps de ballet, The Estonian National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I get Monday’s off, so I don’t think I have seen 8 am on a Monday morning for a while. What are you looking forward to dancing in 2010 ? We have […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet’s James Wilkie

April 28, 2010

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James Wilkie has been interviewed for Wiltshire Life, in their popular My Wiltshire column.  Regular readers will recall that I singled James out for praise in the Royal Ballet’s recent new work As One. Double click on the image to make it larger – and please do use the link to visit the Wiltshire Life […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ellen Bar, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 26, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ellen Bar, Soloist, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? That would have to be a Tuesday morning, since Monday’s are our day off. I don’t really have trouble motivating to get to class and rehearsal; it’s just a part of life. I save […]

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BALLET NEWS | Big Dance news plus Chanel & The Ballet Russes

April 26, 2010

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T-MOBILE BIG DANCE NEWS UPDATE • BIG DANCE AWARDS £50,000 TO INSPIRING DANCE PROJECTS ACROSS LONDON • SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S ‘DANCE ATLAS’ INSPIRES BIG WORLD DANCE • BIG DANCE SCHOOLS PLEDGE MOBILISES SCHOOLS ACROSS THE WORLD The T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 has awarded 50 grants to dance projects across the capital as part of its micro-grant […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Nacional de Espana visit London next week

April 25, 2010

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La Leyenda Photograph :  Jesus Vallinas The Ballet Nacional de España are performing a triple bill this coming week in London, and despite their company name & the fact that the company is made up in the same way as a ballet company, you can see from the stunning photographs that this show is not ballet in […]

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Ballet NEWS | Carlos Acosta Premieres

April 25, 2010

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If you haven’t yet bought your tickets for Royal Ballet guest principal Carlos Acosta’s new ballet show, more details have been announced.  The show runs at the London Coliseum from Wednesday 28th July – Saturday 7th August 2010.  There are only 8 performances and tickets are available from £10. These performances are likely to be his […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sara Mearns, Principal, New York City Ballet

April 22, 2010

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  Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Sara Mearns, Principal, New York City Ballet   Photograph :  Kyle Froman What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Well, Tuesday is like our Monday; Monday is a dark day for us. But at 8am on Tuesday, I am still dreaming! I […]

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Ballet NEWS | La Danse : The Paris Opera Ballet

April 21, 2010

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La Danse : The Paris Opera Ballet Released in the UK on 23rd April 2010 Running time 159 minutes Still Photograph :  Soda Pictures La Danse is a film that goes everywhere at the Paris Opera Ballet, one of the world’s greatest companies. Seven ballets are used as the basis of the film, showing you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 18, 2010

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  Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet Kathryn and I share a passion for widening the reach of ballet; bringing ballet to people who, at the moment, just don’t see what ballet has to offer them or why it’s even relevant to their lives.  And […]

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BALLET NEWS | Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet, Tamara Rojo & Birmingham Royal Ballet

April 16, 2010

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Hi everyone, I’m going to start off with news about Darcey Bussell, who became Godmother to a ship last week – and launched it in some style, with four outfits. Next I wanted to stare with you a new video from The Royal Opera House, on the upcoming triple bill – Electric Counterpoint/New Scarlett/Carmen. Now for […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet dancers to perform at famous 8th century abbey

April 10, 2010

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Outdoor ballet performances are a rarity as they are quite tricky to stage, especially in countries with variable weather. Picture, then, some of the dancers from The Royal Ballet performing in the evening light, within the grounds of a famous 8th century abbey in the warmth of Southern France in July. The abbey – St Marie d’Orbieu Photograph :  […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Curran, Principal, The Australian Ballet

April 7, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Curran, Principal, The Australian Ballet Robert Curran in Don Quixote Photograph :  Justin Smith What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I’m usually up at 7am and what motivates me the most at that time is the peace and quiet. I relish the opportunity to see the start […]

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BALLET NEWS | Melissa Hamilton & Love Mayka, Marienela Nunez, The Royal Ballet, iTunes U – An Introduction to Ballet

April 6, 2010

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Hi everyone, Lots of news for you; sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy ! Melissa Hamilton as Ballerina Mannaquine Photographer: Dave Wise Hywone Ahn :Hair & Make up First of all, I’d like to highlight an interview with love Mayka – “Cutting edge Fashion Designer ‘LoveMayka’ does Cinderella and Ballerinas”.  The photoshoot features […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

April 1, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet Elo Double Evil photo © Erik Tomasson What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Coffee and a croissant. What are you looking forward to dancing in 2010 ? We just had a premier of Wheeldon’s new ballet Ghosts where I was dancing […]

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