Archive | July, 2012

Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet

July 31, 2012

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Clare Morehen in Nils Christe's SYNC 2009 Pic Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? Routine. I am a routine driven person, which kicks in the second my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning. The thought of coffee initially gets my dazed body out of bed. Then it’s off to […]

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

July 29, 2012

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival For the first time in nearly 50 years, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be travelling to Massachusetts next week to participate in the 80th Anniversary of the famed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from August 1-5, 2012.   Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival served as the platform […]

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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow

July 28, 2012

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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow At the height of summer it seems only right to celebrate with yellow and all things golden – the Olympics are underway and who isn’t hoping for gold? This Ethereal Pleat Maxi Dress from Oasis ticks all the right boxes.  It’s suitably yellow, in fact it’s positively radiant and […]

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Darcey Bussell Dancewear

July 27, 2012

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Darcey Bussell Dancewear As you may have heard, world-renowned, retired ex-Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell is back in the UK for work commitments for a couple of years. International Dance Supplies (IDS) has a Darcey Bussell range of dance wear that I wanted to put to the test.  Would the items be good quality, durable and […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE COMPANY FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON

July 26, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE COMPANY FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON Aaron Robison Joins as a Soloist Soo Youn Cho Joins as a Demi Soloist HOUSTON, TEXAS– Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced plans today for the company’s 2012-2013 season, including promotions and additions of new dancers. Aaron Robison, previously a principal […]

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe

July 26, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe When a brand new pointe shoe arrives, it’s a rare & exciting moment. These shoes were made to a specification agreed with one of my readers who had tried just about every pointe shoe out there and wanted to see whether these new shoes could be […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine Dancing with Tititan

July 23, 2012

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine, Dancing with Tititan The Royal Ballet’s recent run of Metamorphosis : Titian 2012 is the subject of a documentary screened tomorrow evening as part of Imagine on BBC One. Going backstage to the start of the collaborative process instigated by out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason, the programme looks at each […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet promotes 6 dancers, and welcomes 12 new faces

July 23, 2012

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The Hong Kong Ballet promotes 6 dancers, and welcomes 12 new faces <Hong Kong – 23 July 2012> Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, has just announced the promotions of 6 dancers who have shown outstanding talent and dedication this year. In addition, the Company will welcome an influx of fresh new talent, […]

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ADAM HENDRICKSON RETIRES AS SOLOIST WITH NEW YORK CITY BALLET

July 21, 2012

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ADAM HENDRICKSON RETIRES AS SOLOIST WITH NEW YORK CITY BALLET New York City Ballet announced today that Soloist Adam Hendrickson will retire after 14 years with the Company.  His final performance will take place on Saturday, July 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Company’s summer home in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Hendrickson will perform […]

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San Francisco Ballet casting at Stern Grove

July 21, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet casting at Stern Grove Casting for the Sunday, July 29, 2pm performance at Stern Grove is as follows : SCOTCH SYMPHONY Choreographer: George Balanchine Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Conductor: Martin West Yuan Yuan Tan, Davit Karapteyan Nicole Ciapponi INTERMISSION SPINAE Choreographer: Myles Thatcher Composers: Phil Kline and Mary Ellen Childs Lacey Escabar, Lauren Parrott, […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Line-Up

July 20, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 40th Anniversary Line-Up Special Early-Bird Sale: NO SERVICE FEES thru August 10th   September 2012 – June 2013 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, Washington 40th Season to feature six world premieres including works by Mark Morris and Christopher Wheeldon; Other highlights include the return of audience-favorites Cinderella, […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON

July 19, 2012

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON Principal of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, Natalia Osipova, will make her Royal Ballet debut in Swan Lake later this year. She will join the Company for three performances on 10, 13 and 25 October, dancing alongside regular Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta. Tamara Rojo and […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention

July 18, 2012

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe. Photography by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention Following its 2011 world premiere, Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet is set to sweep audiences off their feet in Perth for the last stop of its national tour. With his trademark dramatic style, Murphy has transformed the world’s most famous love story into something entirely new yet […]

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHER CONFERENCE

July 18, 2012

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHER CONFERENCE After the success of the first International Dance Teacher Conference (IDTC) by International Dance Supplies (IDS) in August 2011, Anne Walker MBE and the IDS team have been working hard to make the second IDTC even more exciting for Dance Teachers.   With several of last year’s popular faculty members […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012.2013 SEASON: SEDUCTION

July 17, 2012

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012.2013 SEASON: SEDUCTION   THE WASHINGTON BALLET SEASON OVERVIEW   Dracula (1996) – October 24 – November 4, 2012 (Company Premiere) One of the entertainment events of the year, The Washington Ballet presents Michael Pink’s chilling blockbuster Dracula. This wildly theatrical and voluptuous ballet is a breathtaking story of passion, yearning, […]

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

July 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 Currently in rep at the Royal Opera House, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is a unique collaboration set up by the Royal Ballet’s out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason as a bold way of looking to the future of dance (though she is not actually ‘leaving’ and will return next season part time as a […]

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta

July 17, 2012

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta Beginning Tuesday 13 November at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go Sky Arts today announces an extraordinary line-up of guests for Sir Michael Parkinson’s exclusive new series, which will begin on Sky Arts 1 in November. Sir Michael will welcome an astonishing array of guests from […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance

July 16, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Sunday, July 15th 2012 I want to start right off by saying that this years performance was the strongest I’ve ever seen from The Royal Ballet School students – right across the board from Lower to Upper […]

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