Archive | January, 2012

Cupcakes & Conversation with Charlie Anderson, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

January 31, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Charlie Anderson, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I think for me I am motivated on a Monday morning by just wanting to be better at what I do. When I see my colleagues or anyone dance I can get so […]

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National Ballet of Canada Principal Guillaume Côté Stars in Video Sensation Lost in Motion

January 30, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada Principal Guillaume Côté Stars in Video Sensation Lost in Motion January 30, 2012… The National Ballet Canada Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté choreographs and dances in the stunning online video sensation, Lost in Motion. Directed by Ben Shirinian, Lost in Motion has received over 310,000 hits in Canada and all over the […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new dancer to join the company

January 30, 2012

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New dancer joins Birmingham Royal Ballet… As Birmingham Royal Ballet moves towards its spring Birmingham Hippodrome season, and following the company’s successful run at the Lowry last week with David Bintley’s Beauty and the Beast, Birmingham Royal Ballet is pleased to announce Ruth Brill joins the company from English National Ballet as an Artist. Read Ruth […]

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Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall in Choreographic Debut with Project #1

January 29, 2012

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Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall in Choreographic Debut with Project #1 | Perpetual Motion mixed bill including Christopher Hampson’s Perpetuum Mobile You know that feeling, when you’re just about to drift off to sleep and your brain keeps throwing out random thoughts and ideas that keep you awake, often because you’ve no idea where […]

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Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin | A Man in Motion

January 28, 2012

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Men in Motion Sadlers Wells, London The Royal Ballet’s ex-principal dancer Sergei Polunin (you might have heard – he quit last week) takes to the Sadlers Wells stage with Ivan Putrov, Igor Kolb, Elena Glurdjidze, Daniel Proietto and Aaron Sillus for the aptly titled Men in Motion – which closes tomorrow. Men in Motion explores the beauty […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS APOLLO & CARMINA

January 28, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS APOLLO & CARMINA April 13-22, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   April 13-14 at 7:30 pm April 19-21 at 7:30 pm April 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm April 22 at 1:00 pm   SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

January 27, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   David Bintley’s production of Hobson’s Choice A mixed bill Spring Passions   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 22 February to 3 March.  The Company will perform their […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne

January 26, 2012

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne The Prix de Lausanne is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 40 years of excellence and passion in fostering the stars of tomorrow. Since 1973, the challenge launched by Philippe and Elvire Braunschweig, founders […]

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Houston Ballet announces 2012/13 season

January 25, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON World Premieres by Aszure Barton in September 2012 and Edwaard Liang in March 2013 Highlight Season Stanton Welch Stages New Production of The Rite of Spring in March 2013 to Mark Centennial of Landmark Work Company Premieres of George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, Mark Morris’s Pacific, and Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations Trey McIntyre’s Full-Length Peter Pan Returns to the Repertoire in June 2013 Cullen Series Returns with […]

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Northern Ballet in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

January 25, 2012

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Northern Ballet Dancer Hannah Bateman. Photo by Jason Tozer

Northern Ballet in Perpetual Motion at Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre Northern Ballet opens its spring tour with Perpetual Motion, the Company’s first programme of short dance pieces to be performed at its award-winning headquarters. Performances will take place from 9 – 18 February in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, in Northern Ballet’s centre […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria

January 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The simple fact of waking up and knowing that I am able to fulfill my passion as my career is more than enough to get me going on a Monday morning, I feel so fortunate. Why […]

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns

January 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet News | Sergei Polunin resigns A statement from The Royal Ballet Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect. Born in the Ukraine, Sergei joined The Royal Ballet in 2007 from The Royal Ballet School. He rose rapidly through the ranks and […]

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Olivier Awards 2012 with MasterCard celebrates links between New York and London

January 24, 2012

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Imelda Staunton & Michael Ball backstage at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Olivier Awards 2012 with MasterCard celebrates links between New York and London ·       Olivier Awards Ceremony held at the Royal Opera House for the first time in its entirety on Sunday 15 April 2012 hosted by  West End stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, with extensive coverage on BBC tv, radio and online ·       Stars […]

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH RARE BALANCHINE BALLETS

January 23, 2012

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS SECOND HALF OF SEASON WITH RARE BALANCHINE BALLETS RALEIGH, NC — Over the past thirteen-plus years Carolina Ballet has presented a program highlighting George Balanchine ballets each season.  Considered to be the greatest choreographer of the 20th century, Balanchine, the founder of New York City Ballet, was a mentor to artistic director […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s Ethan Stiefel to retire

January 23, 2012

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ETHAN STIEFEL TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Ethan Stiefel, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the Company at the conclusion of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Stiefel will give his farewell […]

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Ballet News | Beauty & the Ballet

January 22, 2012

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Ballet News | Beauty & the Ballet Today I’m bringing you the hottest make-up trends with literally just a few days to spare until one of them hits the shops. You may be off to the ballet morning, noon & night, so this bunch of beautiful colours will enhance your look at any time. In […]

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The Australian Ballet turns 50 and looks better than ever!

January 22, 2012

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Amber Scott from The Australian Ballet and Patrick Thaiday from Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photography Jess Bialek

For immediate release Sunday 22 January 2012 The Australian Ballet turns 50 and looks better than ever! A year of highlights begins with a chance to create a ballet for us The Australian Ballet has returned to the rehearsal studio this week in preparation for the company’s landmark 50th anniversary season in 2012. Artistic Director David McAllister […]

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne

January 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne I received this book to review, before Christmas last year.  What with one thing and another : a ferocious workload before the holidays and then Christmas itself, I never even had the chance to pick it up. Until yesterday.  I can only say what […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet

January 19, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   I always try to find something that motivates myself to start the week. It can be different things, from my beautiful family to a new choreography or ballet that I know I love doing. Having my typical […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Winter Season Features Three Full-Length Ballets

January 18, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Winter Season Features Three Full-Length Ballets Evan McKie, Zdenek Konvalina, Bridgett Zehr and Matjash Mrozewski Guest La Fille mal gardée is Dedicated to Alexander Grant January 18, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet Canada, today announced that the 60th anniversary celebrations continue this Winter Season with four guest […]

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