Archive | December, 2011

Ballet News | New Year Honours List 2011

December 31, 2011

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Knighthood medal

Ballet News | New Year Honours List 2011 This year’s recepients of an Honour in the dance world are : CBE Prof Joan White, formerly director of the academy and Dean of the Faculty of Educ, Royal Academy of Dance, for serv to dance. OBE Julia Farron, ballet dancer and teacher, for serv to ballet […]

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Ballet New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2011

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Ballet New Year’s Eve Heading to the Ballet on New Year’s Eve ? Here’s a great dress that I’ve picked out to take you from afternoon tea at Claridges to the Royal Opera House and then on to a fireworks display before heading to the party to see in the New Year. It’s a hard-working […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Daisy Long, Corps de Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet

December 30, 2011

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Daisy Long, Corps de Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I’m usually a morning person and always wake up 2 hours before class. What really motivates me are the rehearsals I have later on in the day: it’s working on ballets in the studio and […]

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Ballet News photography competition winner announced

December 29, 2011

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Swan Lake

Ballet News photography competition winner announced I ran a competition to find a new and original photograph that had never been published before. There were lots of entries and it’s been pretty tough choosing the winner. I am very pleased to announce that Andrea Paolini Merlo, with her beautfiul Swan Lake photograph below, has won the […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed

December 28, 2011

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Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker reviewed | Debut by Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta The Nutcracker English National Ballet London Coliseum Boxing Day, 26th December 2011 Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s novel written in 1816, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker ballet was originally conceived as an entertaining add-on to follow […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | A love to die for – Turandot

December 28, 2011

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Wu Fei-fei, Zhamg Yao Photograph Kim Hoo So

  A love to die for – Turandot A neo-classical ballet based on Puccini’s dramatic opera <Hong Kong – 28 December 2011> The Hong Kong Ballet is proud to bring back to the stage Natalie Weir’s Turandot. This neo-classical ballet inspired by Puccini’s famous opera of the same name was created for The Hong Kong […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 27, 2011

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ballet dancer in jete

Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The prospect of getting ready for a performance or a role, which luckily is often the case. I could never wake up knowing that I have nothing to look forward to. Why ballet? […]

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Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health

December 26, 2011

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Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health Dance Medicine – Head to Toe : A Dancer’s Guide to Health by Judith R Peterson MD is 184 pages including 74 illustrations by Kathleen Rowland, 14 halftones and 3 radiographic images. Peterson was the attending physician to the Pennsylvania Ballet for 10 years, […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Christmas Special 2011

December 25, 2011

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Strictly Christmas Special

Ballet News brings you … Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2011 With dancing Snowmen and Santa’s reindeer, are you ready to dance off your dinner ? Christmas jumpers are all the rage this year, and a couple of ginormous crackers will get this party started for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.  Do you wish it […]

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Happy Christmas Ballet Newsers everywhere !

December 25, 2011

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christmas cranberry mojitos

Happy Christmas Ballet Newsers everywhere ! Gorgeously fabulous Ballet Newsers, I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.  Thank you for your wonderful support; I’ve enjoyed reading all of your comments and messages – keep them coming ! I hope Santa brings you everything you wish for and more ! Ballet News has […]

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Ballet News | Russell Grant dons a tutu

December 24, 2011

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Russell Grant

Ballet News | Russell Grant dons a tutu Oh yes.  As alarming as it may sound, Strictly favourite Russell Grant has really pulled the hat out of the dressing up box for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, to be televised on Christmas Day. Unearthing a ballet tutu, Grant surprises the judges in the middle […]

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Ballet News | Twas the night before Christmas

December 24, 2011

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C'est Noel

Ballet News | Twas the night before Christmas   Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, […]

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Northern Ballet announces Spring 2012 tour

December 23, 2011

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Northern Ballet announces Spring 2012 tour Northern Ballet will be bringing fairytale magic, Japanese beauty and the roaring twenties to theatres across the UK this Spring. The spring tour will open with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces in their new home, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds […]

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Ballet News | Christmas presents

December 22, 2011

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Ballet News | Christmas presents You love Ballet News, right ? And it’s Christmas time and that means…. presents. Yes ? In order to bring you the very best in professional ballet photography I have to use the very best equipment. It’s a very expensive investment and I’m doing pretty well but I could use a […]

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Ballet News | Your Christmas TV & Radio guide

December 22, 2011

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ballet corks

Ballet News | Your Christmas TV & radio guide Not only does Ballet News bring you the Christmas television – there’s even a way to recycle your New Year’s Eve corks (see the photo above) ! Unfortunately the ballet offerings on television over the holidays are a lot less innovative than the cork solution. The […]

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English National Ballet | The Nutcracker starring Venus Villa & Yonah Acosta

December 21, 2011

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two ballet dancers in reherasal for The Nutcracker

English National Ballet | The Nutcracker Back in October I published The Nutcracker casting for English National Ballet’s new production.  Ballet News favourites Venus Villa and Yonah Acosta take centre stage in December : Casting in order of Clara, Nephew/Prince, and the Nutcracker * Monday 26 December 2:30pm (F) Venus Villa, Yonah Acosta and Laurent Liotardo F […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS

December 20, 2011

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  HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ROCK, ROLL & TUTUS IN MARCH 2012   Stanton Welch Creates Tapestry,  a New Work to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 Christopher Bruce’s Rooster Brings the “Swinging Sixties” to Life with The Rolling Stones   Stanton Welch’s Divergence is a Provocative Look at Ballet   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From March 8 […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS NEW WORKS

December 20, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS NEW WORKS                         Featuring works by DAVID DAWSON – ANNABELLE LOPEZ OCHOA – VICTOR QUIJADA March 16-24, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   March 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm March 18 […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS SNOW WHITE

December 20, 2011

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS SNOW WHITE   PART OF PNB’s FAMILY MATINEE SERIES Featuring performances by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School March 17-25, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   March 17 at 3:30 pm March 18 at 4:30 pm March 25 at 12:00 pm […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yolanda Correa, Soloist, Norwegian National Ballet

December 20, 2011

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Christmas tree and Nutcracker ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yolanda Correa, Soloist, Norwegian National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Ballet is my life, it´s what makes me really happy, so that is what motivates me to go to the Opera House every day. Why ballet? I was in gymnastics and went to see the ballet […]

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