Archive | November, 2011

DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET’S NUTCRACKER & THE MOUSE KING LIVE IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK THIS CHRISTMAS

November 30, 2011

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET’S NUTCRACKER & THE MOUSE KING LIVE IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK THIS CHRISTMAS Ballet fans across the UK and Ireland can watch a special matinee performance of Nutcracker & the Mouse King from the Dutch National Ballet broadcast live by satellite to cinemas on Friday 30 December 2011 at 1pm.  Choreographed by Wayne […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Nathalie Fernandez, Soloist, Polish National Ballet

November 30, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Nathalie Fernandez, Soloist, Polish National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I wake up every day of the week at 7 am. My biggest motivation is all the things I have planned to do the night before falling asleep. Why ballet ?  Ballet is a great combination […]

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced with Steven McRae

November 29, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Principal Casting Announced Debuts by Elena Lobsanova and McGee Maddox Steven McRae Returns as Guest Artist November 29, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker opens December 10, 2011 at […]

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Strictly New Year with Russell Grant

November 29, 2011

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Strictly New Year with Russell Grant Russell Grant gets the New Year vibe under way on Radio 2 with a sizzling Strictly-themed extravaganza. He’s joined in the studio by foxy Flavia Cacace as the two of them relive their favourite musical moments from the hit BBC One TV show. Russell says: “Music is in my […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet appoint Barry Wordsworth Music Diretor Laureate

November 29, 2011

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Barry Wordsworth APPOINTED the title of Music Director Laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet  Birmingham Royal Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Wordsworth to the role of Music Director Laureate from immediate effect. Wordsworth, Music Director of The Royal Ballet, has also enjoyed an extensive association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, the UK’s leading […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Jillian Vanstone, Aleksandar Antonijevic and Robert Stephen Win Rolex Dancers First Award

November 29, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada | Jillian Vanstone, Aleksandar Antonijevic and Robert Stephen Win Rolex Dancers First Award The National Ballet of Canada announced that Principal Dancers Jillian Vanstone and Aleksandar Antonijevic and First Soloist Robert Stephen are the recipients of the Rolex Dancers First Award. Artistic Director Karen Kain and Victor Royce, President and CEO […]

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New York City Ballet Soloist Kathryn Morgan | From the wings, in her own words

November 28, 2011

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New York City Ballet Soloist Kathryn Morgan sets the record straight about her illness You may know that Kathryn Morgan, a very talented and popular Soloist with New York City Ballet, has been off-stage for 18 months. What you may not know is that for all of that time Kathryn has been battling a debilitating illness that […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9 results

November 27, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9 – the results Last night saw the celebrities trying to raise their game as the competition speeds towards the final.  It wasn’t entirely successful.  Harry and Aliona danced a great Quickstep but Holly and Artem struggled with Holly’s innate reticence which is gradually impeding her chances of reaching the final […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9

November 26, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9 It seems to be taking forever and a day for this series of Strictly to lift-off. The vastness of Wembley last week served only to highlight the yawning gap between the quality of this series and some of those from earlier years at this stage in the competition.  Bigger is not necessarily […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall visits Strictly Studio

November 25, 2011

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 Strictly Come Dancing | Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall visits Strictly Studio Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall today (Friday 25 November) paid a visit to the set of Strictly Come Dancing at BBC Television Centre. A fan of the series, The Duchess, who is President of the National Osteoporosis Society, attended […]

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Ballet News | Hotel Chocolat

November 25, 2011

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Hotel Chocolate | A Flight of Twinkle Toed ballerinas I made this discovery through a very generous friend who sent me a gift of this wonderful Hotel Chocolat Twinkle Toes. The Dancing Ballerina is dressed in her best tutu and ballet shoes – cast in graceful milk chocolate. Perfect for sharing. Product Details Ref: 400020 Weight: […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | a new Prince captures hearts in Winnipeg

November 25, 2011

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      Royal Winnipeg Ballet | a new Prince captures hearts in Winnipeg Christmas classic Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is “fun for the whole family” Winnipeg, MB (November 24, 2011) – Introducing Winnipeg’s new Prince, Nurzhan Kulybaev, in his first lead role since joining Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet this season. The talented […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Max Westwell, Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

November 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Max Westwell, Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Not a lot! But by 8.30am the challenge to improve, learn new skills and be part of something exciting is good motivation. Why ballet? Because it’s a beautiful way of portraying emotion. Who would you most […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Chelsy Meiss and Brendan Saye Dance Title Roles in Final Performance of Romeo and Juliet

November 23, 2011

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National Ballet of Canada| Chelsy Meiss and Brendan Saye Dance Title Roles in Final Performance of Romeo and Juliet November 23, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, recently announced that Second Soloist Chelsy Meiss and Corps de Ballet member Brendan Saye will dance the title roles in the final performance […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Day Special 2011

November 23, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Day Special Strictly quicksteps back to bring a sprinkling of festive sparkle to your Christmas day. Five new twinkling stars will don their sequins and dust off their dancing shoes in the hope of delivering a Christmas treat. The five-star line-up will bring together stars of stage and screen, sport and […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School students to dance in Stuttgart, Germany

November 22, 2011

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Canada’s National Ballet School students to dance in Stuttgart, Germany

Canada’s National Ballet School students to Perform in Stuttgart, Germany   Tuesday, November 22…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that two of its students will participate in the 40th anniversary gala performance of the John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart, Germany.  The gala performance and celebration will take place on Friday, November 25 […]

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co.

November 21, 2011

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co. Is this London’s most glamourous ice-rink ? For scale and surprise, it’s hard to beat. Between 22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012 the Somerset ice rink is open to the public.  You can Book online now or call 0844 […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Soloist, Scottish Ballet

November 21, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Soloist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A shower! That’s the first thing I need to do so I can wake up. Why ballet? My mum told me when I was a child I used to mark all the competitors from my pram at […]

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Strictly Come Dancing results | Wembley week 8

November 20, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing results | Wembley week 8   Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing show came live from Wembley Arena, and now it’s time to see who has been voted off. But first…… Not one but two glorious Mini’s decked out in Union Jacks take pride of place on the stage, as a Beatles medley plays and […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Wembley Week 8

November 19, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | Wembley Week 8  So, here we are.  Wembley. Appropriately, the Strictly pros open the show with We Will Rock You, Radio GaGa etc in a Queen medley. Even the judges have a cameo appearance. There are silk walkers high above the stage and a raised dias, but the space still looks […]

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