Archive | July, 2011

The Australian Ballet’s Lucinda Dunn sets the barre

July 29, 2011

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    For immediate release Friday 29 July 2011 Lucinda Dunn sets the barre with an Australian dance record Principal Artist celebrates 20 years en pointe with The Australian Ballet   Principal Artist Lucinda Dunn celebrates an impressive milestone today, notching up 20 consecutive years performing with The Australian Ballet. She now holds the record […]

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Boston Ballet & SYTYCD

July 27, 2011

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DANCE WITH BOSTON BALLET! BOSTON BALLET JOINS SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL DANCE DAY 2011   WHAT: Boston Ballet joins the world-famous television show So You Think You Can Dance in celebrating National Dance Day 2011. On Saturday, July 30 from 12:00-1:15pm, join Boston Ballet and teacher Tai Jimenez for a […]

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English National Ballet season 2011/12

July 23, 2011

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English National Ballet has released details of it’s 2011/12 season as follows : Strictly Gershwin on tour 6 – 9 October (preview week) 12 Oct-19 November (National tour) 14-18 February 2012 Bristol Hippodrome January 2012 London Coliseum The Nutcracker 7 December – 14 January 2012 London Coliseum Beyond Ballet Russes (The Rite of Spring/Ode:Meditation sur […]

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English National Ballet’s Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 22, 2011

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English National Ballet Carmen | L’Arlésienne | Le Jeune Homme et la Mort 21st July 2011, London Coliseum Smokin’.  That’s how I’d describe English National Ballet’s Roland Petit triple bill this evening.  It’s a night where fast twitch muscle fibres rule. The style is new to the dancers, but you wouldn’t know it. They were on […]

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English National Ballet announces promotions

July 21, 2011

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English National Ballet Promotions 2011/2012  No surprises that Vadim Muntagirov has been promoted from First Soloist to Principal dancer. He joined in 2009 and, despite his youth and inexperience, he has been dancing Principal roles on press nights for some time. He has formed a strong dance partnership with Senior Principal Daria Klimentová. Similarly, Yonah Acosta’s technique was […]

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English National Ballet | Ivan Vasiliev to dance in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 21, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev to dance with English National Ballet in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort Bolshoi ballet supremo Ivan Vasiliev will dance with English National Ballet First Artist Jia Zhang in Jeune Homme et la Mort on Friday 22 July as his personal tribute to Roland Petit. Following Roland Petit’s death on 9 July, […]

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

July 21, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES ZAKIYA K. THOMAS BOSTON, MA – July 20, 2011 – Boston Ballet Executive Director Barry Hughson announced today the appointment of new Director of Education and Community Initiatives, Zakiya K. Thomas. Thomas will lead Boston Ballet’s nationally-acclaimed education programs Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance, […]

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Budding Ballerinas | Dance your way into the summer holidays

July 20, 2011

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LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOUR BUDDING BALLERINAS THIS SUMMER? This summer the iconic children’s TV character Angelina Ballerina is being given the 3D treatment for the very first time, and to celebrate Sky is inviting budding ballerinas to special free tea parties with Angelina and English National Ballet, of which Sky Arts are […]

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Ballet News | Your backstage pass into ballet – on the beach !

July 20, 2011

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Ballet News | Cupcakes and Conversation Volume 2 is published Ladies, Gentlemen and Children…. As you gleefully pack your trunks for the holidays, Ballet News has just published the second volume of the famous ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ series of interviews with professional ballet dancers.  It’s perfect for your holidays because you bought a Kindle […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Company Members for 2011-12 Season

July 19, 2011

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Company Members for new Season SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal is pleased to announce that he has hired three new dancers: When the company returned to the rehearsal studios today they were joined by Leta Biasucci, Elizabeth Murphy and Matthew Renko as the newest members of […]

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An English Ballet | Ninette de Valois

July 18, 2011

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An English Ballet In 1981 Ninette de Valois, the founder of English Ballet, spoke at the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars.  This book, An English Ballet, combines that talk with her 1955 article, Some Problems of Ballet Today, along with Sir Peter Wright’s Madam’s Memorial Address; these two extras take up the second half of the book which […]

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New York City Ballet promotions 2011

July 17, 2011

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CHASE FINLAY AND ANTHONY HUXLEY PROMOTED TO SOLOIST AT NEW YORK CITY BALLET New York City Ballet announced today that Chase Finlay and Anthony Huxley have been promoted to Soloist.  Peter Martins, NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief, made the promotions at the end of the Company’s annual summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center […]

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet tour to London | In Pictures

July 15, 2011

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet in London The Royal New Zealand Ballet arrived in the UK this week to perform From Here to There, in Cardiff, London, Nottingham, Bradford and Sisteron in France. The programme features Jorma Elo’s Plan to A, Andrew Simmons’ A Song in the Dark and Javier De Frutos’ Banderillero. Unfortunately my […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 39th Season

July 14, 2011

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces 39th Season Line-Up. PNB Box Office Opens for 2011-2012 ticket sales on Monday, July 18. Special Two-Week Offer: NO SERVICE FEES July 18 – 31! September 2011 – June 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington Season to feature American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote. […]

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Scottish Ballet promotions

July 13, 2011

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PRESS INFORMATION From:             Scottish Ballet         Released:     Wednesday 13 July 2011                 Ballet promotions  Scottish Ballet would like to announce that the following dancers have been promoted: Luke Ahmet has been promoted to Soloist, and Quenby Hersh, Sophie Laplane and Owen Thorne have all been promoted to Coryphée.   Luke has been with Scottish Ballet since 2003 and has danced […]

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Ballet summer tradition returns to Royal Winnipeg Ballet

July 13, 2011

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BALLET SUMMER TRADITION RETURNS Winnipeg, Manitoba (July 12, 2011) – Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Lotteries and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet bring back one of the city’s most beloved summer traditions, Ballet in the Park, July 27- 29. Free performances will be held at the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park starting at 7:30 pm nightly. Ballet in […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2011

July 11, 2011

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance at the Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 8th July 2011 The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Dedicating this performance to its founder, Dame Ninette de Valois (actually by birth, Edris Stannus), The Royal Ballet School chose her carefully choreographed game of chess to open the […]

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit | Principal nightly casting

July 11, 2011

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit at the London Coliseum English National Ballet perform three of Roland Petit’s ballets – Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, opening on 21st July 2011. Principal Nightly ballet Casting Carmen 21, 22, 23 July 7.30pm Carmen – Begoña Cao, Don José – Fabian Reimair […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet end of season annoucements 2011

July 11, 2011

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2011 At the end of the 2010/2011 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the following: Marion Tait is appointed Assistant Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet.  Following a celebrated and award-winning career as Principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Tait became the company’s Ballet Mistress in 1995. […]

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Ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies aged 87

July 10, 2011

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French ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies at 87 Pushing ballet boundaries French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who created over 100 ballets during his career,has died in Geneva at the age of 87. The dance company he helped to set up in 1945, Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, is said to have been responsible for choreography that pushed […]

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