Archive | September, 2010

Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Seat Refurbishment in Betty Oliphant Theatre

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010….Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that it is refurbishing and replacing the seats in the Betty Oliphant Theatre.  The new, top-of-the-line high-back seats will be installed in December, 2010, with an expected completion date of January, 2011.  During this period the Betty Oliphant Theatre will be closed and will not […]

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Boston Ballet – World Premiere – La Bayadere

September 30, 2010

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE OF THE CLASSICAL MASTERPIECE LA BAYADÈRE WITH LAVISH SETS AND NEW COSTUMES BOSTON, MA – September 30, 2010 – Boston Ballet unveils a world premiere production of the classical masterpiece La Bayadère November 4-14 at The Boston Opera House. The production is choreographed by Florence Clerc, former étoile with […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet

September 29, 2010

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     Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The idea of starting a new week fresh and feeling rested. Also, my dog Scout needs to go out to the bathroom. Why ballet ? Why not? It is my passion. I […]

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Rising through the ranks at The Australian Ballet

September 28, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 September 2010 Rising through the ranks at The Australian Ballet Congratulations and farewells for a suite of dancers   Change is in the air at The Australian Ballet, with Artistic Director David McAllister announcing a series of exciting promotions today.An unprecedented 15 dancers have been elevated for the 2011 season, demonstrating the […]

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Your hosts for Strictly Come Dancing 2010 – Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

September 28, 2010

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Strictly Come Dancing, 2010.

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Discover the Strictly Come Dancing couples for 2010

September 28, 2010

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Ballet NEWS

New photographs have been released today of the 14 couples competing to win the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball for 2010. The show begins on Friday… Who will it be ?  Who do you want to vote for ?

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English National Ballet Emerging Dancer Award 2010

September 28, 2010

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This is the second year that English National Ballet have asked you to vote for your favourite company dancer, who will win the People’s Choice Award.  The Emerging Dancer Award winner is chosen by the company from a list of six nominees, who will be announced later this year.  If you vote, you will be entered into […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Krista Ettlinger, Corps de ballet, Boston Ballet

September 27, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Krista Ettlinger, Corps de ballet,  Boston Ballet       What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A fun-filled weekend, excitement for all the things I want to accomplish in the upcoming week, and coffee! Why ballet ? It’s the ultimate challenge. I’m a perfectionist, and ballet is […]

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LATEST Ballet NEWS – Royal Ballet La Bayadere new release & more

September 26, 2010

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photograph of DVD cover of La Bayadere

Early next year see’s the much anticipated release of The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadere, starring Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo.  It’s available for pre-order via Opus Arte, or you can wait until it becomes available via other retailers such as Amazon.  Worth the purchase price just for those two, there is also the utterly sublime […]

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LIVE ballet class by National Ballet of Canada

September 26, 2010

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LIVE ballet class by National Ballet of Canada

If you missed yesterday’s live webcast of Rex Harrington’s class, it’s available to watch again.

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Cupcakes & conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, The National Ballet of Canada

September 24, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   The fact that I can do what I love is enough. In the morning ballet class is where I am able to maintain and further my technique which motivates me to […]

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Jete to Japan!

September 23, 2010

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   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 23 September 2010         Jeté to Japan! The Australian Ballet to take off on its 31st international tour   The Australian Ballet will depart for Japan on Monday 4 October to present two distinctly Australian ballets.The company’s 31st international tour will take two unique productions by Graeme […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kaitlyn Gilliland, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet

September 22, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kaitlyn Gilliland, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet Kaitlyn has been off-stage with an injury and so as part of our interview, Kaitlyn was happy to talk about her experiences and how she has turned the unexpected time away from dancing into something positive.  I think that what she has […]

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Paul Smith + Principal dancers of The Royal Ballet

September 22, 2010

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Paul Smith + Principal dancers of The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet Portraits by Paul Smith Tomorrow, leading menswear designer Paul Smith opens his exhibition entitled “Royal Ballet Portraits,”  a collection of 17 photographs featuring The Royal Ballet’s Principal dancers, to be shown at 9 Albemarle Street. Smith met Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae at his studio last year (he has great taste in clothes!) and the two got […]

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Kim Brandstrup’s new ballet – Invitus Invitam

September 21, 2010

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As part of the Autumn season at The Royal Opera House, a quadruple bill comprising  La Valse | New Brandstrup | Winter Dreams | Theme & Variations  opens on Friday 15th October 2010.  If you booked tickets for this bill long before the name had been announced, you might like to know that Kim Brandstrup’s […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales

September 21, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jesse Scales, ballet dancer  Jesse performed with the Melbourne Ballet Company last December and then completed her classical ballet training at the New Zealand School of Dance. She auditioned for the Sydney Dance Company held over 2 days in July this year and made it to the end (though very interested, […]

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Master Class with Rex Harrington to Celebrate Culture Days

September 21, 2010

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Canada-Wide Master Class with Rex Harrington to Celebrate Culture Days September 25, 2010, 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST September 14, 2010… To celebrate Culture Days, The National Ballet of Canada presents a live webcast Master Class led by former Principal Dancer and current Artist-in-Residence Rex Harrington on September 25, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm […]

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Faces of Boston Ballet School

September 21, 2010

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Boston Ballet’s studios in Boston’s South End are buzzing with Company rehearsals for the season ahead and with Boston Ballet School students returning for fall classes. There are many feats being accomplished here on a daily basis and they are being captured in the next video of our website series Faces of Boston Ballet. Please […]

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Ballet, Birmingham & Me – casting for Cinderella announced

September 21, 2010

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For immediate release Cinderella casting announced – but will she end up with the Prince?   Casting has been announced for Ballet, Birmingham & Me’s version of Cinderella, which will see 80 young Brummies from across the city perform their own extraordinary version of the famous ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome this Christmas. But although the […]

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Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet’s Celisa Diuana

September 19, 2010

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dancer in jete in front of London Eye

Celisa Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.  I’ve published a series of behind the scenes video clips, taken during the photo/fashion shoot which took place recently.  If you’ve missed any of the earlier features in this series, you can read my pre-season interview with Celisa – […]

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