Archive | August, 2012

Strictly Come Dancing trailer introducing Darcey Bussell

August 31, 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing introduces Darcey Bussell Here’s the behind the scenes film of the making of the Strictly Come Dancing trailer, where the judges introduce ex-Royal Baller dancer Darcey Bussell.  

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Ballet Austin Presents The Taming of the Shrew

August 31, 2012

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Ballet Austin Presents The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s lighthearted tale of marital mismatch kicks off Ballet Austin’s 2012/13 Season   WHO:               Ballet Austin Choreography by Stephen Mills Music by Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Tommasini Musical Accompaniment by the Austin Symphony Orchestra WHAT:              Ballet Austin’s The Taming of the Shrew WHEN:             8:00 […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012.2013 COMPANY ROSTER

August 31, 2012

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012.2013 COMPANY ROSTER Kateryna Derechyna, Caroline Diane, Nicole Haskins, Hyun-Woong Kim and Melih Mertel join TWB as Company members   Studio Company dancers Ji Young Chae and Daniel Roberge promoted to Company Apprentice   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) announces the 2012.2013 company roster, including the addition of Kateryna […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation revisited

August 30, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation | looking at the stats It’s that time of year when it’s possible to take a bit of time to analyse the business and in particular, today, I wanted to highlight the immensely popular Cupcakes & Conversation interview series, which has been running since 2009. Looking at the breakdown of how many interviewees […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kelly Myernick, First Soloist, Houston Ballet

August 30, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kelly Myernick, First Soloist, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I am motivated by the guilt that my husband Kyle has already been awake and at work for two hours! Why ballet? I met a surfer recently who, when I basically asked him, “why surfing?” replied, […]

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Darcey Bussell’s Gorgeous, Extravagant, New Photo-Biography

August 29, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

 Darcey Bussell | Photo-Biography | First look at the photos I’m not (yet) allowed to tell you all about Darcey Bussell’s new photo-biography, but I can say that this covetable book is in a league of it’s own and for that reason alone I encourage you to pre-order, especially the Limited Edition boxed and signed version – […]

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Northern Ballet Board recruiting for new chair

August 28, 2012

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Northern Ballet Board recruiting for new chair   Northern Ballet, one of the UK’s best-loved ballet companies, is launching a search for a new Chair to lead the Company.   David Forbes has stepped down as Chair of Northern Ballet after eight years with the Company, the last two as its Chair, in order to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

August 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It sounds cheesy, but I try and set aside some time to myself each morning to be grateful. Listening to music while I get ready and thinking of a few things in my life that […]

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION

August 26, 2012

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION Company impresses prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and plans a return to Asia for its 75th Anniversary Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet has just returned from a triumphant tour to the prestigious  Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, America’s longest-running international dance festival and a mecca of dance for […]

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Louise Gray designs to dazzle

August 25, 2012

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Louise Gray for TopShop As summer slowly makes it’s way over the horizon and towards Australia, jazzing up your wardrobe might be one way to stave off the winter blues – well, that and a ballet show or two! Louise Gray has teamed up with TopShop and her collection dazzles like no other – perfect for […]

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BALLET SAN JOSE ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON AND NEW 2012 PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER

August 24, 2012

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BALLET SAN JOSE ANNOUNCES 2013 REPERTORY SEASON AND NEW 2012 PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER   REPERTORY SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A WORLD PREMIERE FROM JESSICA LANG, THE COMPANY PREMIERES OF DON QUIXOTE AND WORKS BY MERCE CUNNINGHAM, JORMA ELO, KURT JOOSS, AND SIR FREDERICK ASHTON   NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR ENGAGED   COMPANY ALSO ANNOUNCES […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO OPEN SEASON WITH AN EVENING OF ROBERT WEISS

August 24, 2012

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CAROLINA BALLET TO OPEN SEASON WITH AN EVENING OF ROBERT WEISS RALEIGH, NC— Carolina Ballet is poised to open its 15th anniversary season with an evening of four ballets choreographed by founding artistic director Robert Weiss.  The program is made up of two premieres – Intimate Voices to the music of Jean Sibelius; and Meditation […]

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES TOURING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON

August 23, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES TOURING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON   Houston Ballet Makes Second Appearance at The Chicago Dancing Festival on August 25th 2012 Houston Ballet returns to Ottawa, Canada October 18-20th, 2012 Houston Ballet II Invited to perform in Switzerland in February 2013     Houston, TX – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch […]

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Dancing coins celebrate The Australian Ballet’s anniversary

August 22, 2012

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Dancing coins celebrate The Australian Ballet’s anniversary The refined art of ballet has been captured forever through the exquisite art of coin design thanks to the release of two collectible coins to mark the 50th anniversary of The Australian Ballet. The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with The Australian Ballet in its latest commemorative coin […]

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games

August 21, 2012

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'Fusional Fragments' by Marc Brew with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photographer Irven Lewis

New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games   Last year Ballet News broke new ground : Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Johnson, a Junior Trainee Sign Language Interpreter.  Kelly has, for the first time, interpreted […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation …

August 21, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation … There are now four volumes of my interview series with professional ballet dancers called Cupcakes & Conversation with ..  From the back cover : “The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.” It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is […]

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2012

August 20, 2012

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2012 From a glowing installation by Glasgow award winning artist to the erotic charged passions of a fiery tango, Scottish Ballet presents its first triple bill season under the Artistic Directorship of Christopher Hampson. Run For It Choreography Martin Lawrance / Music John Adams 5 Tangos Choreography Hans van Manen […]

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GLORIA GOVRIN TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

August 20, 2012

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GLORIA GOVRIN TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Longtime New York City Ballet soloist to teach and coach three major solos choreographed on her by Balanchine New York City—Gloria Govrin danced with New York City Ballet from 1959 to 1974 and was promoted to soloist in 1963.  An unusually tall dancer, she inspired […]

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