Archive | April, 2011

6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings

April 29, 2011

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6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings To celebrate the wedding of HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Ballet News brings you 6 things you might not have associated with ballet including sparkling champagne bubbles, acres of tulle & tutus, flowers and of course, ballet! An underage wedding wasn’t always frowned upon in Royal […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Spring to your feet this season and celebrate International Dance Day April 29, 2011!

April 28, 2011

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Spring to your feet this season and celebrate International Dance Day April 29, 2011! The Canadian Dance Assembly welcomes all to come out and celebrate                                      Toronto, ON – The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) invites all Canadians to participate in International Dance Day, 2011. Organizations across the country will host an array of performances, workshops […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet

April 27, 2011

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    Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet     What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning The feeling I get after Monday class. My body always feels good, worked, and ready for the week. Why ballet? I like the physical challenge as well as the opportunity to express […]

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National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 Wins Third Prize at Choreographic Competition in Hanover, Germany

April 26, 2011

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Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 Wins Third Prize at Choreographic Competition in Hanover, Germany April 26, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada’s Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 was awarded third prize at the prestigious Ballet Society Hanover’s 25th International Competition in Germany this past weekend. Performed by Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic and Second Soloist Elena […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet triple-bill combines Tara Birtwhistle’s swan song with the rhythm of the big city

April 26, 2011

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet triple-bill combines Tara Birtwhistle’s swan song with the rhythm of the big city Winnipeg, Manitoba (April 12, 2011) – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents its season closer Bright Lights, Big City at the Centennial Concert Hall May 4-8, 2011. This dynamic triple-bill includes the RWB premiere of Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper […]

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Ballet NEWS | Urban Ballet Dancer

April 26, 2011

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Urban Ballet Dancer Spanish photographer Saskia Font hails from an artistic family; her father is a painter, her mother is a ceramist and her grandparents were dancers. Since she was very small, Saskia enjoyed ballet and she has conceived Bailarina y Urbe to highlight the contrast between the purity and elegance of dance against the […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STANTON WELCH INVITED TO CHOREOGRAPH WORLD PREMIERE

April 25, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STANTON WELCH INVITED TO CHOREOGRAPH WORLD PREMIERE FOR JACOB’S PILLOW SEASON OPENING GALA  Welch Creates His First Work for Esteemed Dance Festival BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS – On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch will premiere a new work created especially for the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011 Season […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS SECOND ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

April 25, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS SECOND ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE Featuring Boston Ballet School Pre-Professional Students and the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra BOSTON, MA – April 25, 2011 – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today the programming for Next Generation and Spring Showcase 2011.  Students at each of […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the stars of tomorrow, on stage today!

April 25, 2011

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      Pacific Northwest Ballet presents the stars of tomorrow, on stage today! Saturday, June 18, 2011: A DAY OF DANCE Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center The 30th Annual PNB School Performance Featuring George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and the world premiere of Menuet & Allegros by Paul Gibson 1:30 pm […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lucy Green, Royal New Zealand Ballet

April 23, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lucy Green, Royal New Zealand Ballet   Lucy Green   Lucy Green featured in the recent television series on TV3 called The Secret Lives of Dancers, where the Royal New Zealand Ballet lifted the lid on what happens off-stage. The series followed Green as she auditioned for the company, gaining a full […]

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

April 22, 2011

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The Royal Ballet : Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Just a little reminder, should you need it – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast on BBC Two this Easter Saturday at 2.30pm.  The ballet is preceeded by Being Alice – Adventures in Wonderland, which covers the making of the production by The Royal Ballet. Being Alice – Adventures in Wonderland begins at 2pm […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4

April 21, 2011

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Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4 Jillian Vanstone, Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden Cast as Alice April 21, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that First Soloist Jillian Vanstone and Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden will perform the lead […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School partners with photographer Joël Bénard for Contact Photography Festival

April 21, 2011

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Canada’s National Ballet School partners with photographer Joël Bénard for Contact Photography Festival April 21, 2011…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that it will partake in Scotiabank’s annual Contact Photography Festival in a collaborative effort with photographer Joël Bénard.   NBS will host Bénard’s exhibit, entitled Grounded, from May 4 through May 28. Joël […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Presents Giselle

April 21, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET Presents Giselle Libretto: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier Music: Adolphe Adam Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa Choreography Reconstruction:  Doug Fullington Historical Adviser: Marian Smith Staging: Peter Boal Scenic & Costume Design: Peter Farmer Lighting Design: Randal G. Chiarelli World Premiere Staging June 3-12, 2011 Marion Oliver McCaw […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

April 21, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning ?  Tuesday is the first day of work for ABT. My husband, James McCullough, is usually up by 6. He makes the coffee and gets me up, so I can be in class by 10 am. […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S ANNUAL GALA: ROCK & ROLL BALL

April 20, 2011

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET’S ANNUAL GALA: ROCK & ROLL BALL TWB’s premier social and philanthropic event to be held at the Embassy of the Russian Federation on May 12  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates the company’s popular Rock & Roll program with the Rock & Roll Ball on May 12.  TWB’s annual social […]

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Béjart Ballet – St Prex Classics unveils its programme for 2011

April 20, 2011

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St Prex Classics unveils its programme for 2011 St Prex Classics, August 16-28, 2011 St Prex, April xx 2011 – With a clutch of established stars, some innovative artistic partnerships and an ample sprinkling of young talent, the St Prex Classics this year boasts all the ingredients that have made it one of Switzerland’s most […]

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Los Angeles ballet to DEBUT giselle

April 20, 2011

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Los Angeles ballet to DEBUT giselle Season 5 culminates with a gala celebrating the achievements of FIVE years  Los Angeles Ballet [LAB] Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are pleased to present Giselle, the timeless story of a young peasant girl who, betrayed by her lover, dies of a broken heart. The Company continues […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS BALANCHINE BLACK & WHITE WEEK

April 20, 2011

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS BALANCHINE BLACK & WHITE WEEK MAY 3 – 10, 2011 NYCB opens its spring repertory season with Balanchine Black & White Week, a full week of performances of George Balanchine’s “black and white” ballets, as well as a series of Pre-Performance Talks, demonstrations, and events. This opening week of performances […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET TO PRESENT SIX WEEKS OF REPERTORY PERFORMANCES MAY 3 – JUNE 12, 2011

April 20, 2011

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET TO PRESENT SIX WEEKS OF REPERTORY PERFORMANCES MAY 3 – JUNE 12, 2011 Opening Week Will Showcase Balanchine’s Signature “Black and White” Ballets Featuring 12 of the Iconic Works as Well as a Special Series of Pre-Performance Talks, Demonstrations, and Events New Production of The Seven Deadly Sins Choreographed by Lynne […]

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