Archive | October, 2011

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker casting

October 31, 2011

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker casting London Coliseum 8- 30 December Book online 0871 911 0200 Casting for English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker is as follows (on 26th and 28th December you can see Ballet News favourite Venus Villa take on the principal role with Yonah Acosta, both seen here rehearsing for a gala) […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jacopo Bellussi, Trainee, Bavarian State Ballet II

October 31, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jacopo Bellussi, Trainee, Bavarian State Ballet II What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I think is the fact that I absolutely love everything about this job, even when you are just rehearsing in a studio you know already that you are preparing something to show to an audience later and that makes […]

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake

October 31, 2011

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake The Norwegian Ballet opened Swan Lake recently, and here is a gallery of photographs. Swan Lake Event listing October 29—November 12 Swan Lake This audience favorite is also perhaps the greatest challenge for a dancer. The double role of the good swan princess Odette and the evil magician’s daughter […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012

October 31, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012 Who would have thought that Strictly would be back for a ninth series ? So far we’ve seen new choreographic ideas, with Artem Chigvintsev and Holly Valance dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music; Holly dressed as Black Swan, and we’ve seen several celebrities leave the show – including the shock […]

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Ballet News | Winner of the Sparkle competition

October 31, 2011

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Earlier this month I launched the Ballet News Sparkle Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered; it’s been great fun reading your stories! And the winner is ….. “The sparkliest dance thing I’ve ever worn  is my multicolored glitter sneakers from Gotta Flurt. I bought them for a dance intensive I went to this past […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The results for Halloween week 5

October 30, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | The results for Halloween week 5 Anita Dobson and Robin Windsor dancing the tango to Devil Woman by Cliff Richard Photograph : BBC Pictures 8 Professional Strictly dancers kick off the Strictly results show – geeky boys in glasses and check shirts and leather and lace clad girls bewtitching them. The routine […]

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Ballet Next launched by Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard

October 30, 2011

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MICHELE WILES AND CHARLES ASKEGARD LAUNCH BALLET NEXT WITH INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE AT THE JOYCE THEATER, NOVEMBER 21, 2011  NEW YORK, October 24, 2011 – Michele Wiles, former Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, and Charles Askegard, former Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, announce the premiere performance of Ballet Next at The Joyce Theater […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week with Swan Lake

October 29, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week (5)  Last year, one of my all time favourite weeks was Halloween, because everything came together – the costumes, hair and make-up, and the dancing. 3 Tangos, 3 Pasos, 1 Samba, 1 Jive, 1 American Smooth, 1 Rhumba and 1 Quickstep. But will they match up to last year […]

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Norwegian National Ballet 2011/12 season

October 29, 2011

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Norwegian National Ballet new season October 29—November 12 Swan Lake This audience favorite is also perhaps the greatest challenge for a dancer. The double role of the good swan princess Odette and the evil magician’s daughter Odile is considered to be the most demanding for a dancer. This autumn, the Norwegian National Ballet’s ballerinas Yolanda […]

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Ballet on Halloween | Shoes, Style and Shivers

October 28, 2011

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Ballet on Halloween – treats, style, shoes & ballet!   The folklore surrounding the annual Halloween celebration, on October 31st, links it to the Celtic festival of Samhain, which roughly means ‘summer’s end’ though it’s origins have also been associated with the Roman feast of Pomona (goddess of fruits and seeds).  The name itself, Halloween, is a Scottish vaiant […]

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English National Ballet at Tate Britain

October 28, 2011

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English National Ballet at Tate Britain 27 February –4 March 2012   Exploring Picasso and his interest in ballet in Britain Next March English National Ballet will take up residency in Tate Britain’s Duveen galleries to celebrate the opening of the major exhibition Picasso & Modern British Art and the Company’s Beyond Ballets Russes season. […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

October 28, 2011

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF  THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   The Nutcracker production trivia: Before the curtain goes up on the first performance, hours of work has been undertaken behind the scenes. The sets, props and lights for the show will travel to the Hippodrome in five articulate trucks from the Birmingham Royal […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a holiday tradition – The Nutcracker

October 28, 2011

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Pacific Northwest Ballet presents The Nutcracker       THE NORTHWEST’s FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION! Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Kent Stowell Scenic and Costume Design: Maurice Sendak Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli Stowell/Sendak Premiere: December 13, 1983, PNB   November 25-December 27, 2011 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, […]

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Ballet News | Are you man enough for ballet ?

October 27, 2011

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Ballet News | Are you man enough for ballet ? Sefton Clarke and Maia Makhateli, both senior dancers with Dutch National Ballet, recently shot this poster, taken by fellow dancer Casey Herd. Due to a massive response from Ballet News readers on facebook, Sefton has made the poster available via eBay. Despite popular opinion, not […]

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Ballet News | SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE

October 27, 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2011  Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday 9 October, finished […]

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English National Ballet presents Nutcracker Suities

October 27, 2011

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English National Ballet hosts fundraising event at Queen Elizabeth Hall with Chelsea Ballet Schools on Friday 25 November 2011  English National Ballet is delighted to present an enchanting pre-Christmas extravaganza with star dancers and children from Chelsea Ballet Schools performing highlights from The Nutcracker. Nutcracker Suities Friday 25 November 2011 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Elizabeth Mason, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

October 26, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Elizabeth Mason, Principal, Stuttgart Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? When I’m preparing for work on a Monday morning, I think about my goals for the week and how I want to accomplish those goals.  If I don’t have a show then I’m focused on improving specific […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The judges

October 26, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | The judges The Strictly Come Dancing judges are (l-r) Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli, Head Judge Len Goodman and Craig Revel-Horwood. Each has been selected for their experience in performance, or judging ballroom competitions, or competing as a dancer either professionally or as a contenstant on Strictly. Opinions vary as to which […]

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MATTHEW BOURNE, WAYNE MCGREGOR, AKRAM KHAN, RUSSELL MALIPHANT AND IVAN PUTROV LEAD NEW SEASON AT SADLER’S WELLS

October 26, 2011

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Press Release Date of release: 26 October 2011   MATTHEW BOURNE, WAYNE MCGREGOR, AKRAM KHAN, RUSSELL MALIPHANT AND IVAN PUTROV LEAD NEW SEASON AT SADLER’S WELLS   BALLET PRELJOCAJ, NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER AND DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA ARE AMONG THE INTERNATIONAL STARS The Spring/Summer 2012 season at Sadler’s Wells, showcasing some of the world’s most […]

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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD

October 25, 2011

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Mariinsky Ballet | Jewels DVD Having just spent an hour and a half immersed in utterly, thoroughly enchanting gorgeousness, I have one thing to say : you just can’t be without this DVD recording of the Mariinsky’s Jewels by George Balanchine. The Mariinsky Orchestra handle the music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky magnificently. The Mariinsky […]

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