Archive | June, 2010

Isabella McGuire Mayes continues to make history

June 30, 2010

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I first introduced you to the lovely, talented dancer Isabella McGuire Mayes in July 2009, when she had been short-listed in the Great Britons competition run by British Airways. As you probably kow by now, it was thanks to your generosity in voting that Izzy won the competition. After her win, I asked Izzy if she would keep […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Vivienne Wong, Coryphee, The Australian Ballet

June 29, 2010

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cupcakes courtesy of Primrose Bakery, supporters of BALLET NEWS Cupcakes & Conversation with Vivienne Wong, Coryphee, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? With all the long hours that we train, dance and perform, having one day off can sometimes leave you feeling exhausted. But on those days or any […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de ballet, San Francisco Ballet

June 25, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? For the most part, Monday is San Francisco Ballet’s one free day so if I’m not in bed sleeping chances are my motivation to get up is a massage appointment. What are you looking […]

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Mikhailovsky Theatre premiere Swan Lake in London next month & BREAKING BALLET NEWS

June 24, 2010

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The Mikhailovsky Theatre tour to the UK from July 13-25 @ The London Coliseum with a premiere of Swan Lake, a ballet in four acts with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Asaf Messerer, revised by Mikhail Messerer, set and Costume Design: Simon Virsaladze, and Principal Designer of the Revival: […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Bösenberg, Principal, Cape Town City Ballet

June 20, 2010

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cupcakes courtesy of the Primrose Bakery, supporters of BALLET NEWS Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Bösenberg, Principal, Cape Town City Ballet Laura, by Laura Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) is governed by a Board of Directors, with Elizabeth Triegaardt as Executive Director, responsible to the Board for all artistic and business decisions. CTCB currently employs […]

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English National Ballet celebrate their 60th Anniversary year with an exclusive party at The Dorchester

June 16, 2010

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Stunning Jo Wood and her Mum Dorchester photography throughout :  Robert Griffin Yesterday evening, as the sun slowly dipped over Hyde Park, English National Ballet celebrated its 60th Anniversary London season with an exclusive celebrity party at The Dorchester, followed by a performance of Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall. Actress Helen Worth […]

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The Australian Ballet ventures north to perform under the Milky Way in paradise

June 16, 2010

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Lucinda Dunn The Australian Ballet Photograph :  James Morgan Pas de Deux in Paradise is now in it’s third year, and is an exclusive outdoor performance at qualia, a luxury resort on Hamilton Island.  Visit the website and listen to the sound effects as you browse the site ! Lucinda Dunn and Andrew Killian The […]

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BALLET NEWS UPDATE

June 15, 2010

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Photograph :  Sian Trenberth Congratulations to English National Ballet’s former Principal dancers Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur on being honoured in the Queen’s Birthday list. They both receive CBE’s for services to the Arts and to UK/Estonian cultural relations. Since retiring from English National Ballet, Tom and Ag have moved back to Estonia, where Tom […]

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English National Ballet celebrate their 60th Anniversary year with 60 Swans

June 11, 2010

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Photography throughout : Robert Griffin Earlier this week, 60 swans flocked to the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of English National Ballet’s 60th anniversary. Fortunately the sun peeped through the thundery clouds long enough for the swans to stay outside. 30 extra Swans were selected during rigorous auditions a couple of months ago, because ENB’s […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Swan Lake, English National Ballet

June 10, 2010

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Swan Lake English National Ballet Royal Albert Hall 9th June 2010 60 Swans Photograph :  Patrick Baldwin English National Ballet’s in-the-round presentation of the classic Swan Lake story has been made for the vastness of the Hall’s stage. It’s an unforgiving and exposing place – you need to be really on your game to do well here. Vadim […]

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Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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English National Ballet | The story of a Swan Lake tutu

June 2, 2010

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swan lake tutu

Swan Lake and its iconic tutus Think of a traditional Swan Lake and then magnify the spectacle. English National Ballet’s in-the-round version has 60 swans gliding across the stage together – a traditional production might have only 20. For the busy wardrobe department, this makes a lot of work, and is one of the elements of […]

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