Archive | June, 2011

English National Ballet head to the O2

June 30, 2011

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English National Ballet to take part in Peace One Day English National Ballet will take part in the first of a series of three concerts that will also feature artists Eliza Doolittle, Youssou NDour, Afroreggae, & Flawless, with further artists to be announced. Speakers will include Jude law and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces roster for 72nd season

June 30, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                   #10/11 Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces roster for 72nd season!    THE NEW ROYALS IN TOWN  Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 29, 2011) – André Lewis, Artistic Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet has just announced the roster for the Company’s 72nd season. The RWB welcomes three new principal dancers: Yun Wang, Yang Jiao, and Nurzhan […]

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Northern Ballet | Buy Back A Dancer Campaign

June 29, 2011

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Martha Leebolt ballet dancer on pointe

Northern Ballet to launch Buy Back A Dancer For Northern Ballet, the substantial 15% cut to core funding from Arts Council England is very bad news.  Added to other pots of funding that have been withdrawn (for example, the Sustain Fund was worth £735,000 during the period 2009-11 – Sustain is Arts Council England’s response to […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland breaks box office record

June 28, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Breaks Box Office Record June 28, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the highest grossing main season production in the company’s history. A total of 27,180 people attended 13 performances for an overall capacity of 98% […]

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Royal Academy of Dance President retires

June 28, 2011

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Press release 27 June 2011 Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE announces retirement as President of the Royal Academy of Dance   It is with regret that the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announces that Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE has decided to retire as its President. Dame Antoinette’s Presidency has spanned a period of unprecedented growth and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

June 27, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A bright sunny morning always helps! Thankfully, even though it’s sometimes awfully cold outside, the sky remains blue, and the sun is shining! Also, knowing my schedule in advance helps to put me in the right mind […]

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The Ballet News Wordle

June 25, 2011

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The latest Ballet News Wordle It’s going to be interesting to see how the Wordle changes over time…

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Northern Ballet | Fantastical fairytales for Autumn/Winter

June 24, 2011

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Northern Ballet media release For immediate release 24th June 2011 Fantastical fairytales, iconic Egyptians, Shakespearian tragedy and seasonal cheer from the Northern Ballet this Autumn / Winter Northern Ballet will bring a mix of seasonal cheer and gripping tragedy to theatres across the UK with its autumn and winter 2011 tour, which will see the […]

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Backstage on Swan Lake

June 24, 2011

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Backstage on Swan Lake

Backstage on Swan Lake This exclusive gallery of backstage photographs has been created to compliment my YOU magazine feature on English National Ballet’s Swan Lake in-the-round, published in August last year. All of the images were captured backstage at the Royal Albert Hall on the last night – June 19th 2010. All of the photographs […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet

June 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I usually like to start my week off with an early morning Pilates session, especially after having a day off. It gets me motivated for the week ahead and is the best way for me to […]

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Houston Ballet launches it’s 2011-2012 season

June 23, 2011

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HOUSTON BALLET LAUNCHES THE 2011-2012 SEASON WITH  RETURN OF THE MASTERS Mireille Hassenboehler & Linnar Looris in Jerome Robbins’s In the Night photograph : Amitava Sarkar Program Features Three Rarely Seen Masterworks by Three of the Twentieth Century’s Greatest Choreographers Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Epic Song of the Earth Returns to Houston Ballet’s Repertoire for the […]

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Houston Ballet dancers head for Argentina

June 23, 2011

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 HOUSTON BALLET DANCERS INVITED TO ARGENTINA TO PERFORM THE SLEEPING BEAUTY  JUNE 30 AND JULY 1 AT TEATRO COLÓN Houston, TX – Houston Ballet’s Principal Connor Walsh and Soloist Karina Gonzalez have been invited to travel to Argentina to perform in The Sleeping Beauty after the closing of the company’s 2010/2011 performance season. Houston’s dancers […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | From Here to There

June 23, 2011

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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s From Here to There to make the journey to the UK Media Release: 22 June 2011 ROYAL New Zealand Ballet are packing their bags as they prepare to perform for audiences in the UK and France next month. The company, who recently toured the sell-out Stravinsky Selection in New Zealand, will perform […]

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The Australian Ballet | Kirsty Martin’s final curtain call

June 23, 2011

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  Kirsty Martin. Photo by James Braund.For immediate release Wednesday 22 June 2011    Kirsty Martin’s final curtain call at The Australian Ballet Principal artist announces her retirement from dance   One of Australia’s most brilliant ballerinas will prepare her pointe shoes for the very last time next month.After an illustrious 15-year career on stage, Principal […]

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GOT TO DANCE | Sky One show returns

June 23, 2011

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There are never enough classical ballet dancers in TV competitions such as the BBC’s SYTYCD and Sky’s GOT TO DANCE. Here is your chance to change that as auditions are being held across the country. Britain’s biggest dance show, Sky One’s GOT TO DANCE, is back for a third series. Davina McCall will host the […]

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The Royal Ballet blazed a trail…. or did they ? You have your say

June 22, 2011

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The Royal Ballet at the O2 On 17th June 2011, The Royal Ballet pushed the boat out from their usual home in Covent Garden to the O2 in Greenwich for four performances of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet. They took with them their star names – Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg, Lauren […]

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Romeo & Juliet full casting with Ivan Vasiliev & Natalia Osipova

June 22, 2011

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Romeo & Juliet At the London Coliseum, July 11th  to 17th  for 9 performances only FULL CAST CONFIRMED FOR ROMEO AND JULIET   FIRST MAJOR REVIVAL OF THE ASHTON – PROKOVIEV MASTERPIECE FOR 25 YEARS When the curtain rises on fair Verona at the London Coliseum next month, a rare treat is in store for […]

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Ballet apprenticeships | What you need to know

June 20, 2011

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Is a ballet apprenticeship for you ? As a bridge linking graduation to professional company life, an apprenticeship should offer a chance for young dancers to develop performance experience, adapt to company life and touring, and lead to an independent life, learning to work for themselves. At a time when budget cuts mean that substantial savings have to be made […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Karen Kain receives Distinguished Artist Award

June 18, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Karen Kain receives Distinguished Artist Award

Karen Kain Receives Distinguished Artist Award from International Society for the Performing Arts June 17, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, was honoured last night in Toronto by the International Society for the Performing Arts with the Distinguished Artist Award. Presented by Jim Fleck, the award recognizes performing artists who […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet

June 17, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maia Makhateli, Principal, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I’m not really fond of Monday mornings. I find it quite hard to get out of my bed in the morning and I guess it’s just the routine that makes me wake up and go to […]

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