Archive | May, 2012

Sustaining a lifelong career in dance teaching in the increasingly competitive dance sector

May 31, 2012

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Sustaining a lifelong career in dance teaching in the increasingly competitive dance sector National debate about the value of dance education was sparked last year by universities minister David Willetts’ suggestion last year that A Level Dance should be given fewer points than ‘classic’ subjects in the university admissions process. And last year’s funding review […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Robert Stephen to Dance Hamlet

May 31, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Robert Stephen to Dance Hamlet Opening Night Ballet Talk Features Choreographer Kevin O’Day and Composer John King Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that First Soloist Robert Stephen will dance the title role in Hamlet on June 2, 7 at 2:00 pm and […]

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Ballet News winners

May 31, 2012

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Ballet News winners I’m delighted to announce the winners of my two most recent competitions : The winner of the Tulips by Tracy ballet skirt is Olivia Holland The winners of the ENB & Flawless show, Against Time, tomorrow night at the Hammersmith Apollo, are : Sam Daniels Sarah Marles Kathleen Fauquenot **Jenna Aarons MaySze […]

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The Royal Ballet cast changes for Prince of the Pagodas

May 30, 2012

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The Royal Ballet cast changes The Prince of the Pagodas opens at the Royal Opera House on Saturday 2nd June at 7pm. There have been a number of cast changes ahead of the premiere. Due to injury Lauren Cuthbertson is unable to dance the role of Princess Rose and will be replaced by Beatriz Stix-Brunell and […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season

May 30, 2012

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2012-13 Dance Season promotional visual Wu Fei-fei & Wu Yan Photograph Almond Chu

The Hong Kong Ballet announces 2012-13 Season featuring 8 productions including 3 world premières <Hong Kong – 30 May 2012> The Hong Kong Ballet’s 2012-13 season presents a selection of the most delightful fairytale ballets from the classical repertoire, along with three innovative new ballets commissioned by the Company that will be premièred here in Hong Kong. […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 29, 2012

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Etienne Lavigne in Elite Syncopations. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary May 29, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the casting for the summer mixed programme featuring Chroma with Elite Syncopations & Song of […]

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If you’re travelling this Diamond Jubilee weekend…

May 29, 2012

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If you’re travelling this Jubilee weekend… Ballet News suggests C’mon, fly the flag with these two ballet bags that are fun, fabulous and perfect for weekending somewhere – especially over the up-coming long Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate HM The Queen’s 60 years on the throne. And yes – they are also available on the US website! From Accessorize, […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet’s tour to North America – Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur added

May 29, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet’s tour to North America – Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur added <Hong Kong – 29 May 2012> The Hong Kong Ballet is delighted to announce its debut at the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS), one of Québec’s most important artistic and cultural events. The appearance at FASS will complete the Company’s three […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL DANCER CHOREOGRAPHS ROUTINE FOR FIVE TIMES BRITISH CHAMPION GYMNAST AHEAD OF LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

May 28, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL DANCER CHOREOGRAPHS ROUTINE FOR FIVE TIMES BRITISH CHAMPION GYMNAST AHEAD OF LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES One of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Principal dancers, Matthew Lawrence, is currently just as busy in a gymnastics hall as he is on the stage as he works on his latest exciting creation – a routine for […]

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Ballet News Selects… an outfit for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend

May 28, 2012

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Ballet News Selects… an outfit for the Diamond Jubilee This weekend the celebrations for HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will really take off – and it’s a long weekend here in the UK. The Thames River Pageant on Sunday 3rd of June promises to be a highlight, and street parties are being organised up and down the land, but […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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American Ballet Theatre signs Polina Semionova as Principal

May 26, 2012

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POLINA SEMIONOVA TO JOIN ABT AS PRINCIPAL DANCER Polina Semionova will join American Ballet Theatre as a Principal Dancer in September 2012, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. She will perform with ABT during the Company’s New York seasons, as well as its national and international tours. Semionova first appeared as a Guest […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE MASTER CLASSES at BALLET SAN JOSE

May 26, 2012

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE MASTER CLASSES at BALLET SAN JOSE Franco De Vita (Principal, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT: Co-author of the ABT National Training Curriculum) and Raymond Lukens (Artistic Associate, ABT/NYU Master Program; Co-Author and Director of the ABT National Training Curriculum) Wednesday, May 30 at 5:30 – 7pm: Ages 8-10 with De Vita […]

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Anna Pavlova: Twentieth-Century Ballerina

May 25, 2012

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Anna Pavlova: Twentieth-Century Ballerina  By Jane Pritchard with Caroline Hamilton A new book published as part of the Pavlova 2012 centenary celebrations 2012 marks the centenary of Anna Pavlova becoming a London resident and making Ivy House her London home (now the London Jewish Cultural Centre). The house, in Hampstead, remained her home until her […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet and PNB School present a Day of Dance

May 25, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet and PNB School present a Day of Dance Saturday, June 16, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center   1:30 pm: THE 31st ANNUAL PNB SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Featuring PNB School Students in George Balanchine’s Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée” and a world premiere by PNB Company dancer […]

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Dance GB: 3 National Dance Companies, 1 unforgettable experience

May 25, 2012

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Dance GB: 3 National Dance Companies, 1 unforgettable experience A ground-breaking national celebration of dance inspired by the London 2012 Olympics Dance GB, UK Tour 19 June – 8 July The UK’s three national dance companies – Scottish Ballet, English National Ballet and National Dance Company Wales, will perform together for the first time in […]

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Ballet News in collaboration with English National Ballet offers exclusive, money-can’t-buy prizes

May 24, 2012

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Ballet News in collaboration with English National Ballet offers exclusive, money-can’t-buy prizes Do you want to be the first to see a brand new live show ?  And attend the after show party ? Then read on, because you can … I recently reported that English National Ballet has collaborated with World Dance Champions Flawless. […]

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Hamburg Ballet | “Prix Benois de la Danse” for Carsten Jung, Alina Cojocaru and Michel Legrand

May 23, 2012

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Carsten Jung at the Award Ceremony on May 22

Hamburg Ballet | “Prix Benois de la Danse” for Carsten Jung, Alina Cojocaru and Michel Legrand John Neumeier’s most recent ballet Liliom was honoured with  three awards at this year’s “Prix Benois de la Danse”: Carsten Jung and Alina Cojocaru were awarded the “Dance Oscar” as best dancers for their interpretations of the leading roles […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

May 23, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   David Bintley’s production of Far From the Madding Crowd A mixed bill Summer Celebration   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 20 – 30 June.  The Company […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

May 23, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THREE MUSIC FESTIVALS – STRAVINSKY, TSCHAIKOVSKY, AND AMERICAN MUSIC WORLD PREMIERE BALLETS BY PETER MARTINS, JUSTIN PECK AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON AND ORIGINAL SCORES BY MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE AND SUFJAN STEVENS Twenty-One Weeks of Performances to Feature 65 Ballets and Scores by 44 Composers Four-Week Fall Season to […]

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