Archive | August, 2011

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, ANGELINA BALLERINA’S MASTERCLASSES COMES TO COVENTRY

August 31, 2011

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, ANGELINA BALLERINA’S MASTERCLASSES COMES TO COVENTRY Budding ballerina’s can end the summer holiday with a pirouette and plié thanks to Sky 3D and Angelina Ballerina This summer the iconic children’s TV character Angelina Ballerina has been given the 3D treatment for the very first time. To celebrate, Sky invites budding ballerinas […]

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SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE 2011 PRESENTED BY TIFFANY & CO.

August 31, 2011

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SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE 2011 PRESENTED BY TIFFANY & CO.   BOOKING OPENS 15 SEPTEMBER 2011 Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co. returns for its annual season from 22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012, with a spectacular programme of activities on ice for everyone – skaters and spectators, families and friends. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary Season with Western Canada Tour

August 31, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates 60th Anniversary Season with Western Canada Tour September 15 – October 4, 2011 Opening Night Ballet Talks with Karen Kain August 30, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada launches the 60th anniversary season with a six-city tour in Western Canada of an innovative mixed programme featuring the company premiere […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

August 31, 2011

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Media release: Tuesday 30 August 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2011 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME David Bintley’s production of Beauty and the Beast A mixed bill Autumn Glory   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000          Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 28 September […]

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50 luminous years of The Australian Ballet

August 30, 2011

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  For immediate release midday Tuesday 30 August 2011    50 luminous years of The Australian Ballet A year of celebrations in store as 2012 season announced   The Australian Ballet has launched a blockbuster program to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2012.Revealing the season repertoire in Melbourne today, Artistic Director David McAllister announced new commissions […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet

August 26, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Some kind of errand I have to do before getting to work. Why ballet ? I’ve been doing ballet since I was 3yrs old, and it’s a passion of mine that never stops growing. […]

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Ballet Cupcakes…. the answers!

August 25, 2011

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I recently posted some Ballet Cupcakes…. but not as you know them! So, if you haven’t guessed who said what, here are the dancers who answered each question. Lia Cirio answered the question about preparation of pointe shoes and how she prepares before a show. Dylan Gutierrez answered the question about which famous people he’d invite […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2011/2012 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates

August 25, 2011

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2011/2012 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates                                                                                                                                                                             August 24, 2011…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that the 2011/12 National Audition Tour (NAT), which includes Open Classes and Auditions, will commence in both Nanaimo, BC and Sault Ste Marie, on November 1.  This year’s NAT, which is presented […]

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Max Westwell joins Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 24, 2011

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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new Soloist – Max Westwell In addition to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s leavers, joiners and promotions announced at the end of the summer season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is pleased to announce that Max Westwell is joining the Company as Soloist. Max joins Birmingham Royal Ballet direct from English National Ballet. His roles […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

August 23, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robert Gravenor, First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Meditation. I use it as a practical tool to develop concentration, awareness, mindfulness of the body, determination, and positive states of mind. Why ballet? Because it hurts. Who would you most like to dance with […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Love Stories

August 23, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS   FEATURING THE PNB PREMIERES OF George Balanchine’s Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée” Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun PLUS EXCERPTS FROM Roméo et Juliette — Swan Lake — The Sleeping Beauty   November 4-13, 2011 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   […]

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Ballet Cupcakes…. but not as you know them !

August 22, 2011

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Cupcakes and Conversation with… well, you guess! Many cupcakes have been baked in order to make this on-going interview series with professional ballet dancers, and to celebrate I’ve picked out a selection of my favourite answers to make a uniquely flavoured cupcake! Each question has been answered by a different dancer this time – male and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

August 19, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Lopez has now left ABT and is freelancing. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s been a while that I haven’t had to think about that, because we usually rest on Mondays at ABT, but let’s say on Tuesdays, I’m motivated by […]

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ELMHURST SHOOL FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES AS/A2 RESULTS

August 18, 2011

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Media release: 18 August 2011 ELMHURST SHOOL FOR DANCE ANNOUNCES AS/A2 RESULTS Elmhurst School for Dance, based inBirmingham and an associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet, is delighted to announce its AS/A2 results. Once again Elmhurst School for Dance students have excelled themselves at their academic studies and students in year 13 achieved 100% pass […]

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The Australian Ballet | The Merry Widow

August 18, 2011

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    For immediate release Thursday 18 August 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 of a much-loved classic, set to take audiences into the magical world […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONGRATULATES PRINCESS GRACE AWARD-WINNER MARGARET MULLIN!

August 17, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONGRATULATES PRINCESS GRACE AWARD-WINNER MARGARET MULLIN!   Pacific Northwest Ballet was thrilled to learn today that corps de ballet dancer Margaret Mullin has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award. Presented by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, the Awards help emerging artists pursue their artistic goals in theater, film, […]

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Los Angeles Ballet’s 6th season to feature Swan Lake

August 17, 2011

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Los Angeles Ballet’S SIXTH SEASON TO FEATURE SWAN LAKE 2011-2012 Season KICKS OFF WITH THE NUTCRACKER   Carpenter and Valley Performing Arts Centers Added to Venue Line-up  (Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Ballet Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary are pleased to announce LAB’s sixth season. Los Angeles’ own professional ballet company will premiere […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET APPOINTS ELAINE KUDO AS BALLET MASTER, MONIQUE MEUNIER AS BALLET MASTER

August 17, 2011

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET APPOINTS ELAINE KUDO AS BALLET MASTER, MONIQUE MEUNIER AS BALLET MASTER OF TRAINEE PROGRAM Former ABT Soloist joins company on September 12, 2011 (WASHINGTON, DC) –The Washington Ballet (TWB) announces the appointment of Elaine Kudo as Ballet Master and Monique Meunier as Ballet Master of The Washington Ballet Trainee Program. A former American […]

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Boston Ballet announces promotions and additions to 2011/12 roster

August 17, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE 2011-2012 SEASON ROSTER COMPANY WELCOMES DANCERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND NEW BALLET MASTER LARISSA PONOMARENKO BOSTON, MA – August 16, 2011 –Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the company’s 2011-2012 roster featuring several promotions, and 10 new dancers in the main Company and Boston Ballet […]

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock

August 16, 2011

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock Tomáš Mock is one of only three students at The Royal Ballet School to be offered a contract with the company (the others are Claudia Dean and Francesca Hayward). It’s a great achievement and yet, as you can read here, Mock is ready for more challenges […]

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