Archive | March, 2011

John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

March 30, 2011

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.  Held in honour of Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice […]

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Ballet companies : New National portfolio organisations

March 30, 2011

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Following today’s Arts Council England funding announcement, here are the classical ballet companies in the new National portfolio organisations list and how the funding compares (I’ve included Sadlers Wells because they do put on classical ballet as well as a vast array of other dance styles).  As you can see, there has been no funding given […]

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Hamburg Ballet : Save the date

March 30, 2011

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P R E S S   R E L E A S E Hamburg, March 29, 2011 Save the Date: 37th Hamburger Ballett-Tage opening on June 26 with John Neumeier’s “Tenth Symphony of Gustav Mahler” // Guest company: The National Ballet of China (July 5 and 6) The “Hamburger Ballett-Tage” (Hamburg Ballet Days) are traditionally the […]

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The Australian Ballet : Bodytorque.Muses: inspiring artists, captivating audiences

March 30, 2011

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  Dana Stephensen and Brett Simon. Photo by Paul Empson. For immediate release Tuesday 29 March 2011    Bodytorque.Muses: inspiring artists, captivating audiences Exploring the muse through movement       The Australian Ballet continues its search for the country’s next generation of choreographic talent in 2011 with Bodytorque.Muses.The eighth installment of Bodytorque opens on 28 May […]

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Northern Ballet receives substantial cut in Arts Council England funding

March 30, 2011

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Northern Ballet Media Release For Immediate Release 30 March 2011   Northern Ballet receives substantial cut in Arts Council England funding   As financial cuts to arts organisations across the country are announced, Leeds-based Northern Ballet has been told it will receive around 25% less (£800k) in 2012/13 from Arts Council England (ACE) than it took to […]

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Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives.

March 30, 2011

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30 March 2011 Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives. ACE’s assessment of English National Ballet is excellent noting that “the organisation would contribute well to a national picture of funded organisations which is balanced across size, type, artform, geographical spread, diversity and contribution to our goals”. Arts Council England […]

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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND ANNOUNCES FUNDING DECISIONS AND NEW NATIONAL PORTFOLIO OF ARTS ORGANISATIONS

March 30, 2011

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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND ANNOUNCES FUNDING DECISIONS AND NEW NATIONAL PORTFOLIO OF ARTS ORGANISATIONS     Reduced grant in aid budget (down 14.9%) in context of wider public sector cuts Arts Council cuts strategically – no ‘equal cuts for all’ National portfolio of 695 organisations replaces previous RFO portfolio of 849 110 new organisations brought into […]

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Rachel Ware is Ballet News’ Paris Ballerine

March 29, 2011

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Bourjois has launched a Paris Ballerine make-up range for Spring 2011 which is due to be launched shortly.  Hot on the trail of new trends, Ballet News invited a crack team of professionals (Bex Singleton – photographer & Laura Tucker – make-up artist) to create two new looks using Paris Ballerine products, with a twist.  I wanted to show […]

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The Bolshoi Ballet’s Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in London this summer

March 28, 2011

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Mon 11 July  – Sun 17 July 2011 NEWSFLASH – Osipova & Vasiliev are scheduled to dance in every performance. This July, for 9 performances only, superstars of the Bolshoi Ivan Vasiliev and Natalia Osipova with sensational Danish ballet star Alban Lendorf will perform a twenty-first century re-staging of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Romeo & Juliet […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova & Vadim Muntagirov in Swan Lake

March 27, 2011

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I had so many photographs to choose from when writing my review of English National Ballet’s Swan Lake that I decided to split them into two.  Here is the second feature with 40 photographs of the company dancers. Daria Klimentova     Daria & Vadim    James Forbat & Max Westwell

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Outreach Programme YOU dances Goes to Thunder Bay and Parry Sound

March 27, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Outreach Programme YOU dances Goes to Thunder Bay and Parry Sound  March 25, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada’s successful outreach programme YOU dance visits Thunder Bay on March 28 – 31, 2011 and Parry Sound at the Festival of Sound’s Music Scores programme from April 11 – April 14, […]

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How much do you love English National Ballet ?

March 26, 2011

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Following the popular documentary series on BBC Four, Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet, the question has to be asked – just how much do you love the company ? The three programmes covered Swan Lake (Daria Klimentová, Vadim Muntagirov and Rachel Ware), Romeo & Juliet (Max Westwell and Daniel Jones) & […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new season 2011-2012

March 25, 2011

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The new season is likely to be a very tough one for ballet companies as the Budget cuts begin to bite.  As each reveals it’s plans for the coming year it will be interesting to see which has the nerve to programme innovation and something exciting to lure cash-strapped audiences.  They’ve also got to factor […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET STUDIO COMPANY PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY (SUITE)

March 25, 2011

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET STUDIO COMPANY PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY (SUITE) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet Studio Company presents Sleeping Beauty (Suite), April 16 and 17, 2011. A flagship work, The Sleeping Beauty is recognized as one of the supreme achievements of classical ballet. This abbreviated and elegant rendition is the perfect showpiece for The Washington […]

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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

March 24, 2011

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Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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The Australian Ballet presents The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery

March 24, 2011

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  Robert Curran and Kirsty Martin inw The Merry Widow. Photo by Paul Empson. For immediate release Thursday 24 March 2011    The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery Something is afoot in the fun, frothy world of 1905 Paris society   Fabulous frocks and dashing aristocrats abound in this frothy production […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2011 Repertoire

March 24, 2011

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2011 Repertoire                                  March 23, 2011…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce the repertoire for its annual Spring Showcase performance once again, this year featuring a wide array of works spanning the gamut from classical to contemporary, presenting works new to the NBS stage as well as some […]

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GISELLE IN 3D – THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D BALLET IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK FROM MARCH 29th

March 23, 2011

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GISELLE IN 3D – THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D BALLET IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK FROM MARCH 29th GISELLE IN 3D from the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is the world’s first 3D ballet and will be screening at cinemas across the UK on March 29th and April 3rd. This exquisite, classical ballet has been […]

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SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES SYLVIE GUILLEM WORLD PREMIERE

March 23, 2011

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SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES SYLVIE GUILLEM WORLD PREMIERE Sadler’s Wells is delighted to announce the world premiere in July 2011 of a mixed programme devised and performed by internationally acclaimed dancer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sylvie Guillem.       Widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest dancers, Sylvie Guillem stars in a new […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – The Nutcracker diaries

March 20, 2011

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The last episode of Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet airs this Tuesday on BBC Four at 9pm.  This week the film focuses on preparations for The Nutcracker, their 10th production. 75% of this version was created by Artistic Director Wayne Eagling for the Dutch National Ballet, with the remaining 25% to be […]

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