Archive | November, 2010

Scottish Ballet & The Big Arts Give

November 30, 2010

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  ______________________________________________________________   PRESS INFORMATION   From Scottish Ballet                                                               30 November 2010 ______________________________________________________________ THE BIG ARTS GIVE Scottish Ballet invites you to help keep their dancers on their toes all season long As a registered charity, Scottish Ballet is taking part in the Big Arts Give this December, raising money towards the gorgeous array of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

November 29, 2010

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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Strictly results – who will leave the show in the week before the quarter finals ?

November 28, 2010

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Tonight’s show opens with the Strictly Come Dancing professionals in a fast and furious jive, dressed in purple and black, perhaps in honour of Prince, whose song they are dancing to.  Who will be this weeks casualty ? Claudia Winkleman introduces the other acts tonight, James Blunt and Ola & James Jordan’s rumba.  But first, we have the judges […]

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Christmas ballet on TV 2010

November 28, 2010

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This Christmas, BBC2 will be showing David Bintley’s new Cinderella for Birmingham Royal Ballet Performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet in its 20th anniversary year, BBC Two broadcasts a new production of Cinderella – a dazzling visual experience choreographed by David Bintley. The BBC will film the first cast, which is as follows : Elisha Willis/Cinderella […]

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Strictly Come Dancing LIVE SHOW in photographs

November 27, 2010

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Here is the Strictly Come Dancing live show in pictures (click here for the dress run images and a full report on the show). Enjoy !

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Strictly report – 7 couples, 27th November

November 27, 2010

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It’s a tough week on Strictly Come Dancing for the seven remaining couples.  Back in television centre, Bruce and Tess open the show, with the front row partially filled with EastEnder actors.  Will this be a good night for Kara and Scott ?   First on the dance floor is Kara Tointon, with her dance partner Artem Chigventsev. Blackpool was […]

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English National Ballet Nutcracker performances and casting

November 26, 2010

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December 10th sees the start of English National Ballet’s Nutcracker season.  This year, Artistic Director Wayne Eagling has choreographed a new version of the story which premieres at the London Coliseum.  This week English National Ballet were filmed during rehearsals in Kent; you can watch the clip here.  London Coliseum 10 – 30 December 0871 […]

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The Australian Ballet’s international smash Madame Butterfly, flies home

November 25, 2010

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  For immediate release Thursday 25 November 2010 An Australian classic flies home International smash Madame Butterfly returns   The Australian Ballet will begin 2011 with an epic production of love, tragedy and betrayal that has moved audiences around the globe.Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly has flown home after a decade-long absence, ready to transport Australian […]

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The Royal Ballet to perform at the O2 next year

November 25, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL BALLET PERFORMS THE WORLD’S GREATEST LOVE STORY AT THE O2 The Royal Ballet is thrilled to announce that it will dance a unique production of Romeo and Juliet at The O2 arena in June 2011. It will be the first time the world-renowned ballet company has danced in […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement

November 25, 2010

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Stanton Announces Retirement Final Performances During 2010-2011 Season Seattle, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Jeffrey Stanton have announced that Mr. Stanton will be retiring at the end of the 2010-2011 season, following a 23-year career, 17 years of which were spent with […]

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Jeff Melanson, Executive Director and Co-CEO, Appointed Special Advisor on Arts and Culture to Mayor-Elect Rob Ford

November 25, 2010

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November 24, 2010…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that its Executive Director and Co-CEO, Jeff Melanson, has been named Mayor-elect Rob Ford’s special advisor on arts and culture.  The unsalaried position will become official once Mayor-elect Ford takes office, Wednesday, December 1. Melanson’s leadership career began in 1998, when he was Director of […]

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Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet

November 24, 2010

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 Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love the idea that I have a new beautiful day ahead of me. I love the challenge of working on new things and improving myself every day. I feel that no one can inspire you […]

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BRITS SHINE AT GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2010

November 22, 2010

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BRITS SHINE AT GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2010 FRANCESCA HAYWARD AND SEAN BATES WIN SILVER MEDALS      21 November 2010, LONDON — Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) the Genée International Ballet Competition 2010 finished in top form, as […]

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

November 21, 2010

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

Earlier this year I interviewed two dancers from Corella Ballet in Spain : Tracy Jones and Russell Ducker.  What makes these two special, and the reason that I am writing about them again, is because as well as being company dancers and friends, Russell choreographs on Tracy; a process I wanted to learn more about.  Russell […]

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Strictly in Blackpool – the results

November 21, 2010

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Kicking off the results show, the Strictly Professional Ladies strut their stuff  to ‘Can you handle this (Blackpool) ?‘ Tess, dressed in silver, introduces the judges and hands over to Claudia.  Duffy and Cirque du Soleil are on the bill, but first the judges go through earlier events to re-cap on the performances.   Craig recalled the […]

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Jayne Torvill and English National Ballet dancers demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout

November 21, 2010

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Jayne Torvill and English National Ballet dancers demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout English National Ballet dancers Erina Takahashi and James Streeter braved the ice early this morning for a pre-opening of the Somerset House Tiffany & Co ice rink and to demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout. Jayne Torvill and James Streeter took to the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Blackpool week

November 20, 2010

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Tonight the Strictly team have de-camped from London and headed north to Blackpool.  Viva Las Vegas !  The show opens with feathers and show girls, to the song of the same name by Elvis. There are fireworks, and then Bruce & Tess appear – Tess in palazzo pants for a change.  In siren red. Patsy […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jason Lam

November 20, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jason Lam, Professional Dancer (with Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, Tasdance, Tasmanian Ballet, Melbourne Ballet and independently), dance teacher, Freelance consultant, designer, filmmaker and artist, Director of design collective, Kaboom Studios.    Jason is a diverse artist; as a performer he received a ‘Foot in the Door’ Grant from the Australia Council, […]

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Royal Academy of Dance presents Genée International Ballet Competition 2010

November 19, 2010

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Semi-finals, 18 and 19 November 2010, Laban Final, 21 November 2010, Sadler’s Wells Finalists Announced The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) who is staging their flagship annual event, the Genée International Ballet Competition in London, for the first time in over five years announced the 2010 Finalists. The announcement was made live from the Bonnie […]

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English National Ballet announces The Emerging Dancer Award nominees

November 19, 2010

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English National Ballet announces The Emerging Dancer Award nominees sponsored by Talbot Hughes McKillop English National Ballet is delighted to announce the six selected finalists for The Emerging Dancer Award 2011, generously supported in its second year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), the restructuring experts. The Emerging Dancer Award is an annual competition for English […]

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