Archive | February, 2012

Ballet Austin Announces 2012/13 Season

February 28, 2012

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Ballet Austin Announces 2012/13 Season Featuring The Taming of the Shrew, 50th Annual The Nutcracker, The Rite of Spring, Cult of Color: Call to Color, and Giselle Ballet Austin today announces its 2012/13 Season, featuring the critically acclaimed Cult of Color: Call to Color, iconic ballet classic Giselle, a celebration of Stravinsky’s The Rite of […]

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BOSTON BALLET AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE PRESENT TWO COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES AT THE STRAND THEATRE

February 28, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE PRESENT TWO COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES AT THE STRAND THEATRE   Boston Public Schools Students and General Public Invited to See Boston Ballet, BBII, and Boston Ballet School Perform with Students from Boston Ballet’s Education and Community Programs   BOSTON, MA – February 27, 2012 – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School to Premiere New Work by Aszure Barton

February 27, 2012

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Canada’s National Ballet School to Premiere New Work by Aszure Barton February 27, 2012…..Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce that its 2012 Spring Showcase will feature the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by choreographer Aszure Barton.   Barton has a long-standing relationship with NBS.  A graduate of the School – class of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet

February 26, 2012

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Queensland Ballet's Francois Klaus's King Arthur the Tales of Camelot rehearsals Photo Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A strong espresso coffee always gets me going. I think about what the day and week will bring. It’s exciting to know that the work I put in each day will help me improve as a dancer […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET MUSIC DIRECTOR FAYÇAL KAROUI TO STEP DOWN AT CONCLUSION OF 2012 SPRING SEASON

February 25, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET MUSIC DIRECTOR FAYÇAL KAROUI TO STEP DOWN AT CONCLUSION OF 2012 SPRING SEASON   New York City Ballet announced today that the Company’s Music Director, Fayçal Karoui, will step down following the Company’s 2012 Spring Season.   The French-born Karoui was appointed NYCB’s fifth Music Director in December 2006. In addition […]

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Royal Ballet School graduate contracts

February 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet School News Congratulations are in order for two graduates of The Royal Ballet School. Following a visit to the School by Monica Mason and Kevin O’Hare, they were offered contracts with The Royal Ballet company. Manchester-born Tierney Heap and Brazilian Mayara Magri will join the Company from the beginning of the 2012 – 2013 season. […]

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability

February 24, 2012

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability People with a learning disability in Birmingham have been given the opportunity to take part in a dance project inspired by the London 2012 Games, which will be screened throughout the UK by the BBC. We Dance is a grassroots dance scheme that will see […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Diamond Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park

February 24, 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing | Diamond Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park As part of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Craig Revel-Horwood will host main stage performances by the dancers from Strictly Come Dancing. The shows are presented by BBC Worldwide and are from 10.30am until 7pm on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012. Family Festival […]

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Boys Only! dance workshop, Edinburgh

February 23, 2012

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Boys Only! dance workshop, Edinburgh The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), in partnership with Dance Base, presents their Boys Only! weekend workshop for boys between the ages of 8 and 18 years, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2012. Taking place at Dance Base, Edinburgh, this high energy two-day workshop gives young men the […]

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Queensland Ballet News | Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director

February 23, 2012

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Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director Queensland Ballet announced today that Li Cunxin has been appointed the new Artistic Director of the Company. An internationally acclaimed ballet dancer, author and motivational public speaker, this will be Li Cunxin’s (pronounced shwin-sing) debut as an Artistic Director. Queensland Ballet Chair, Adjunct […]

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Ballet News | Ballet Bags at London Fashion Week

February 23, 2012

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Ballet News | Ballet Bags at London Fashion Week & beyond The New York Miu Miu Continuing my recent ballet bag theme with Mulberry’s Del Rey, Miu Miu has created a limited edition collection to be launched at each of the 4 headline Miu Miu stores in London, New York, Paris & of course, Milan. Each […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone Recognized for Excellence in Dance

February 23, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone Recognized for Excellence in Dance Guillaume Côté and Jillian Vanstone, Principal Dancers with The National Ballet of Canada, are being recognized for excellence in dance and culture. Mr. Côté will receive the Medal of the National Assembly of Québec on February 28, 2012 […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Joseph Phillips, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

February 23, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Joseph Phillips, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My passion for dancing has been my main motivation and drive ever since I can remember. Attending class is my favorite part of the morning it sets me up for the whole day. The […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PREMIERE THE LITTLE MERMAID

February 22, 2012

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PREMIERE THE LITTLE MERMAID RALEIGH, NC —  Principal guest choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett has created a over dozen ballets on Carolina Ballet over the past 14 seasons that run the gamut from The Ugly Duckling to Dracula, Carolina Jamboree to Carmina Burana, and most recently seen in Raleigh, her very moving Lost and Found.  […]

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IVAN PUTROV & SERGEI POLUNIN RETURN TO SADLER’S WELLS FOR MORE MEN IN MOTION

February 22, 2012

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IVAN PUTROV & SERGEI POLUNIN RETURN TO SADLER’S WELLS FOR MORE MEN IN MOTION   Two of the biggest stars of the dance world, former Royal Ballet Principal Ivan Putrov and dance sensation, Sergei Polunin will star in a new production of Men in Motion, highlighting the range and virtuosity of the male dancer, at […]

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Ballet San Jose School’s New Principal – Dalia Rawson Appointed

February 22, 2012

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Ballet San Jose School’s New Principal – Dalia Rawson Appointed Ballet San Jose is pleased to announce that Ballet San Jose School’s Ballet Mistress, Dalia Rawson, a former principal dancer with the Company and a faculty member at the School for the past 12 years, has been promoted to the position of School Principal.  Rawson […]

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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads

February 22, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads Ex New York City Ballet dancer Sophie Flack’s debut novel, Bunheads, draws heavily on her own experiences of life within a ballet company at the Corps de Ballet level. Flack danced with New York City Ballet for nine years in the Corps. Bunhead, a pejorative term used to describe a […]

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ROYAL BALLET WORLD PREMIERE: NEW WAYNE McGREGOR WORK, WITH MUSIC BY MARK RONSON AND DESIGNS BY GARETH PUGH

February 21, 2012

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ROYAL BALLET WORLD PREMIERE: NEW WAYNE McGREGOR WORK, WITH MUSIC BY MARK RONSON AND DESIGNS BY GARETH PUGH   On 5 April 2012, The Royal Ballet will premiere a new work by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Already well-known for his innovative and boundary-pushing collaborations which have spanned subjects as varied as science, contemporary art and […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012 – 2013 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME SEASON

February 20, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012 – 2013 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME SEASON   UK PREMIERE OF DAVID BINTLEY’S ALADDIN SEASON CELEBRATES THE BRITISH BALLET TRADITION OF STORYTELLING FOUR 6.30pm FRIDAY PERFORMANCES TO APPEAL TO FAMILY AUDIENCE   Book on-line at the Birmingham Hippodrome website Call Ticket Sales: 0844 338 5000 (Public booking dates – on-line, by telephone […]

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