Archive | June, 2012

Pacific Northwest Ballet flies to Italy to perform three evenings of ALL THARP at Spoleto 55: Festival dei Due Mondi

June 30, 2012

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So Long, Seattle – Buongiorno, Spoleto! Pacific Northwest Ballet flies to Italy to perform three evenings of ALL THARP at Spoleto 55: Festival dei Due Mondi   July 6 – 8, 2012 – 9:15 pm Teatro Romano Piazza della Libertà Spoleto, Italy Special thanks to Raisbeck Engineering, Principal Sponsor of PNB’s performances at the Festival […]

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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season

June 29, 2012

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Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers for next season   Northern Ballet welcomes ten new dancers to the Company for the autumn season and bids a sad farewell to three popular dancers, well-known to Northern Ballet audiences.   Five additions to the corps de ballet include Jessica Cohen from California and a graduate of the […]

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Tulips by Tracy blossom in the ballet studio

June 28, 2012

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Tulips by Tracy blossom in ballet studios around the world In May I introduced you to a wonderful new venture by Barcelona Ballet’s Tracy Jones – her hand-made ballet skirts called Tulips after the shape of the skirts when they are unfurled. Tracy’s company, Tulips by Tracy, has gone from strength to strength and you can currently […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest

June 28, 2012

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Ty King-Wall and Amber Scott in Swan Lake. Photo by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest Baynes and McAllister join forces for this spellbinding 50th anniversary production It was the first ballet ever danced by The Australian Ballet on 2 November 1962 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney; a graceful flurry of artists took to the stage to announce a new era […]

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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012

June 27, 2012

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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012 Kate Prince sets the nation dancing St Pancras Station the stage for dancers from every part of the UK Part of the London 2012 Festival Dancers from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across England, will converge on the platforms of St Pancras International Station on Thursday 5 July […]

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Northern Ballet awarded funding for 3 year programme of ballets for children

June 27, 2012

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Northern Ballet awarded funding for 3 year programme of ballets for children   Northern Ballet has been awarding funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring fund to create a three-year programme of small scale family productions and to tour each to 15 venues across the North of England. Accompanied by an audience engagement programme, the […]

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Northern Ballet announces season of mermaids, butterflies, fairies and fiends

June 27, 2012

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Northern Ballet's Ondine - Martha Leebolt as Ondine

Northern Ballet announces season of mermaids, butterflies, fairies and fiends Northern Ballet starts a new season in its home city of Leeds with the UK première of David Nixon’s Ondine, which will be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 8 to 15 September.  This is a rare treat for classical ballet fans as the heartbreaking […]

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Jete through July

June 27, 2012

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Ballet News suggests …. Jete through July With July just a skip away, I wanted to find one perfect dress that you could wear almost anywhere with the right accessories. With their floral lace flippy tunic, TopShop has hit the mark perfectly. It has a sense of structure but not too tailored or restrictive, and it’s also summery […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Summer Dance Intensive Begins July 3

June 26, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Summer Dance Intensive Begins July 3 June 26, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada’s successful Summer Dance Intensive returns for a second year on July 3. The nine-day programme is for students aged 14 to 18 with an intermediate or higher level of ballet training. Students are taught Ballet, Pointe, […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET DANCERS WIN GOLD AT THE BOSTON INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION

June 26, 2012

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET DANCERS WIN GOLD AT THE BOSTON INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION   TWB COMPANY MEMBER BROOKLYN MACK WINS A GOLD MEDAL IN THE MEN’S SENIOR DIVISION WASHINGTON School of BALLET Student, ALBERT GORDON, WINS A GOLD MEDAL IN THE MEN’S JUNIOR DIVISION     WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) announced today that […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates funding announcement and further develops its relationship with one of the UK’s most philanthropic families

June 26, 2012

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Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates funding announcement and further develops its relationship with one of the UK’s most philanthropic families   In a speech in London on Wednesday 20th June, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and Arts Council England (ACE) announced the successful recipients of its Catalyst Endowment Match Funding […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Lyman Henderson, O.C.

June 26, 2012

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Lyman Henderson and Veronica Tennant on the return of the company from Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan. Photo by Ken Bell.

The National Ballet of Canada Mourns Lyman Henderson, O.C. June 25, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada mourns the death of Lyman Henderson, Board Member from 1963 – 1978 and long-time friend and advocate of the company, who passed away on Friday, June 22 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 92. “Lyman and his late […]

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Northern Ballet’s Kenneth Tindall wins in Hanover

June 25, 2012

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Northern Ballet Premier Dancer wins at Choreography Competition in Hanover   Northern Ballet’s Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall has won the Bundesjugendballett Production Prize at the 26th Choreography Competition in Hanover for his debut piece Project #1. The Production Prize will allow Kenneth to create a new work for Germany’s national youth ballet based in Hamburg.   Kenneth […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet’s Cinderella

June 25, 2012

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Cinderella, Wu Fei-fei Photograph Conrad Dy-Liacco

Celebrate summer with the enchanting fairytale of Cinderella — and the Ugly Stepsisters! Hong Kong – 25 June 2012 The glass slippers, the pumpkin coach and the clock striking midnight – everyone knows the iconic motifs of this enchanting fairytale ballet. Watch Cinderella’s dreams come true as she is whisked from the daily grind of […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012

June 24, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School announces details of its Summer Season 2012 at the Linbury Studio Theatre and on the main stage of the Royal Opera House from Wednesday 4 – 7 and 15 July. The Royal Ballet School Summer Season 2012 features choreography by former students of The Royal Ballet School including world premieres of […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame

June 22, 2012

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Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

The National Ballet of Canada | Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame June 22, 2012… Sonia Rodriguez, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Ms. Rodriguez is being recognized for her outstanding contribution to Canadian cultural heritage and will receive her tribute, […]

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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33

June 22, 2012

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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33   Tiffany Glenn B. February 25, 1979 D. June 18, 2012 Longtime Ballet San Jose soloist Tiffany Glenn died Monday at the age of 33 following a six-year battle with cancer. Tiffany, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., received her […]

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Ballet Chicago recommends The Paris Opera Ballet at the Harris Theater this Summer!

June 21, 2012

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Ballet Chicago recommends The Paris Opera Ballet at the Harris Theater this Summer! THE FRENCH ARE COMING! Don’t miss the Chicago debut of the Paris Opéra Ballet launching its national tour, June 26-July 1, at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park! The world’s finest ballet company will offer two programs that they have never previously […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet star Carlos Acosta in feature film debut

June 18, 2012

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Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta in feature film debut | The Day of the Flowers Gorgeous, gorgeous authentic Cuban music percolates through the speakers, performed by A Band Apart (El dia de las flores session). British made (and funded) The Day of the Flowers follows two Scottish sisters leading very disparate lives but with a clue to follow, as they roar off to the airport in a vintage […]

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BT ArtBoxes in London

June 17, 2012

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BT ArtBox Just as with the recent Faberge Big Egg Hunt, a new collection is springing up all over London but lacks a ballet theme.  We can’t have that ! The K6, or Red Phone Box to you and I – was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee. We’ve […]

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