Archive | September, 2011

Strictly Come Dancing week 1 – Friday night

September 30, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing week 1 So, it’s the first live show and half of the celebrities must face the music and dance ! As ever, Tess & Sir Bruce open proceedings with the same routine of dancing towards each other and, err, jokes. Have the last three weeks helped the celebrities shape up for a […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Cecilia Iliesiu, Corps de ballet, Carolina Ballet

September 30, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Cecilia Iliesiu, Corps de ballet, Carolina Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the thought of knowing I am going to dance and my body is healthy enough to push beyond its limits. Why ballet ? Ballet is a particularly special art form […]

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English National Ballet is to perform at the Conservative Party Conference, as part of Jeremy Hunt’s address

September 30, 2011

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English National Ballet is to perform at the Conservative Party Conference, as part of Jeremy Hunt’s address English National Ballet is delighted to have been invited to dance at the Conservative Party Conference, on Monday 3 October in Manchester as part of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s address. The performance will illustrate Jeremy Hunt’s comments on the […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS A SPARKLING NIGHT OF STARSTO LAUNCH THE 2011-2012 SEASON AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

September 30, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS A SPARKLING NIGHT OF STARSTO LAUNCH THE 2011-2012 SEASON AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE   PERFORMANCE FEATURES THE FULL COMPANY AND GUEST ARTIST JENNIFER DEPALO OF MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY BOSTON, MA – September 29, 2011– Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today programming and casting for Boston Ballet’s sixth annual […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2011 – the Celebrities

September 29, 2011

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Ballet News | Strictly Come Dancing 2011 – the Celebrities Ahead of tomorrow nights first live show, here are the latest images of the celebrities taking part this year. All photographs © BBC Pictures [nggallery id=20]

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BALLET IN BIRMINGHAM

September 29, 2011

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Media release: Thursday 29 September 2011 ‘BALLET IN BIRMINGHAM’ BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE CITY IT CALLS ‘HOME’  IN A NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMPAIGN To mark the start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new 2011-12 season, the company has joined forces with a Birmingham-based photographer in a city-wide photographic campaign called Ballet in Birmingham.  The campaign celebrates […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet

September 28, 2011

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Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet What motivates you on a Monday morning?  My alarm! Why ballet?  I have been dancing my whole life.  After begging my parents, they signed me up for a ballet class. What are you looking forward to dancing this year?  Song of […]

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Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York

September 28, 2011

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P R E S S   R E L E A S E       Hamburg, September 28th, 2011   Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier choreographs Dialogue for Diana Vishneva in St. Petersburg, Moscow and New York John Neumeier is creating a ballet called Dialogue for Diana Vishneva. The Artistic Director of The HAMBURG BALLET and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing & It Takes Two – the start

September 28, 2011

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Ballet News | Strictly Come Dancing & It Takes Two On Friday 30th September, BBC One at 9pm Strictly Come Dancing begins properly.  A live show, featuring half of the celebrities dancing either a waltz or a cha cha cha, which ends at 10pm. The celebrities dancing in this show are : Alex Jones, Anita […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS

September 27, 2011

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Media release: 27 September 2011 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET AUTUMN SEASON 2011 at SADLER’S WELLS A TRIPLE BILL AUTUMN GLORY and Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée   Venue and booking information: Tickets: 0844 412 4300 or Sadlers Wells website Performances: Autumn Glory – Tue 18 Oct at 7.30pm & Wed 19 Oct at 2pm and […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

September 27, 2011

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days September 27, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada celebrates Culture Days with free master classes taught by dancers, staff and alumni. Culture Days is a collaborative movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities […]

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BOSTON BALLET LAUNCHES DESIGN IN MOTION IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN

September 27, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET LAUNCHES DESIGN IN MOTION IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN STUDENT DESIGNERS CREATE BALLET-INSPIRED COUTURE WINNER RECEIVES INTERNSHIP WITH BOSTON BALLET COSTUME SHOP BOSTON, MA – September 26, 2011 – Boston Ballet announced today Design in Motion, a project in collaboration with the School of Fashion Design in Boston, to foster young […]

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra tour & Projection Mapping

September 26, 2011

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Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra tour & Projection Mapping   Projection designs by Nina Dunn of creative agency Knifedge are to take centre stage when Northern Ballet’s acclaimed production of Cleopatra goes on tour to Nottingham, Woking and Norwich this Autumn. Since its premiere earlier this year, Northern Ballet’s new ballet has received much acclaim for its bold, modern […]

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Inside the Land of Ballet : Where snowflakes dance and swear

September 26, 2011

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Where snowflakes dance and swear – inside the Land of Ballet Yes, you read that correctly : ‘the Land of Ballet.’ Well, I have news. Professional ballet does not take place on some distant planet; ballet is an integrated part of our culture worldwide, so the title is misleading. The sleeve note says that the author “has had […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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New York City Ballet | Ocean’s Kingdom photo gallery

September 24, 2011

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Ballet Premiere | New York City Ballet | Ocean’s Kingdom A photo gallery from the ballet premiere on Thursday 22nd September 2011 To mixed reivews, Ocean’s Kingdom opened in New York last Thursday, with costumes by Stella McCartney and starring dancer of the moment Sara Mearns partnered by Robert Fairchild. I recently previewed Paul McCartney’s […]

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Ballet Victoria | Ballet Rocks

September 24, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ballet Rocks: from classic Bach to classic Floyd Ballet Victoria’s season opener rocks its way through British Columbia September 19, 2011  | Victoria, BC, Canada This season, Ballet Victoria’s artistic director Paul Destrooper wanted to showcase the versatility of his company’s dancers by having them perform many different styles of dance set […]

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The Everyday Dancer by former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull

September 22, 2011

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The Everyday Dancer by the Royal Ballet’s Deborah Bull with illustrations by Millicent Hodson   First things first. You absolutely need to read this book. Deborah Bull knows her subject and will take you on a journey that you may be unfamiliar with – as a dance student (male or female) or the parent/guardian of […]

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The Royal Ballet costumes for sale

September 22, 2011

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Royal Opera House Productions costume sale Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex Saturday 24 September 10am until 5pm Sunday 25 September 10am until 4pm More than 1500 costumes from a range of Royal Opera House productions will be on sale in a massive clearout of works no longer in the […]

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New York City Ballet | Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom

September 21, 2011

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Paul McCartney's new ballet score

Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom for New York City Ballet New York City Ballet and Sir Paul McCartney – Ocean’s Kingdom Ocean’s Kingdom – the music I can tell you right away that Paul McCartney’s classical music for ballet is astounding.  It has everything – from the soft, barely audible tinkling at the start to the sweeping, Jazzy […]

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