Archive | September, 2012

Northern Ballet | Exciting new dance in Leeds

September 30, 2012

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Ugly Duckling

Northern Ballet | Exciting new dance in Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre hosts an innovative programme of exciting ballet and contemporary dance this season. A combination of brand new work and renowned pieces from established to emerging talent make this season unmissable. Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling is a must. From 29 October – 02 […]

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NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRESENTS PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET

September 30, 2012

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New York City Center

NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRESENTS PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET First Full-Company New York Performances Since 1996 -Accompanied by the PNB Orchestra- Season Features a Balanchine Mixed Bill and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette February 13–16, 2013   New York, NY, September 27, 2012 –New York City Center will present Pacific Northwest Ballet in its first full-company […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris

September 28, 2012

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Ballet dancer looks in the mirror

Cupcakes & Conversation with Fanny Gorse, Coryphée, Opéra national de Paris What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday morning, I need a latte and some music on my way to the Opéra. Then I find my best friend Allister at the same place at the barre and the week can start! […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dogs don’t do Ballet

September 28, 2012

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a dancing dog in a tutu

Ballet News Reviews | Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp “Sugar Pug Fairy Takes Ballet By Storm!” What an enchanting book!  No wonder children the world over have memorized the words in Dogs don’t do Ballet. Although in this case, they do. “Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like […]

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Scottish Ballet launches new exercise routine | Port de Bras

September 27, 2012

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Scottish Ballet launches Port de Bras In early July, Scottish Ballet launched Core de Ballet, a specialised introduction to core-based ballet exercises.  Gyrotonics instructor Kate Menzies took Scottish Ballet dancers Luciana Ravizzi and Luke Ahmet through the 15 minute routine, designed to stretch and tone. The video received over 5000 downloads Now the company has […]

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Marking the first collaboration of The Hong Kong Ballet and 1881 Heritage “A Tale of Dance: The History and Development of Ballet in Hong Kong” exhibition opens

September 27, 2012

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Performance Excerpt from Cinderella by The Hong Kong Ballet Dancer Chen Jin

Marking the first collaboration of The Hong Kong Ballet and 1881 Heritage “A Tale of Dance: The History and Development of Ballet in Hong Kong” exhibition opens <Hong Kong, 27 September, 2012> The Hong Kong Ballet and 1881 Heritage announced their first ever collaboration to celebrate 1881 Heritage’s 3rd anniversary at the press conference held […]

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CAROLINA BALLET PAYS TRIBUTE TO GEORGE BALANCHINE

September 27, 2012

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CAROLINA BALLET PAYS TRIBUTE TO GEORGE BALANCHINE FOR 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON’S SECOND PROGRAM RALEIGH, NC — During its first 14 seasons Carolina Ballet has introduced Triangle area audiences to 23 ballets choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine, founder and artistic director of New York City Ballet and mentor to Robert Weiss.  For this program that […]

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BALLET SAN JOSE HERALDS RETURN TO LIVE MUSIC

September 27, 2012

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Ballet San Jose performing to Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Photo by Robert Shomler

BALLET SAN JOSE HERALDS RETURN TO LIVE MUSIC WITH CELEBRATORY GALA PERFORMANCE TO BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012 WHO: BALLET SAN JOSE WHAT: Ballet San Jose’s Inaugural Gala, featuring a one-night-only program of performances by Ballet San Jose, with live orchestral accompaniment by Symphony Silicon Valley and featuring acclaimed guest musical artists. WHEN: Saturday, […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland smashes Box Office Sales Record

September 27, 2012

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alice in wonderland

The National Ballet of  Canada | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland smashes Box Office Sales Record The National Ballet of Canada announced that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland broke box office records for the first day of sales. Tickets for the 2012/13 season went on sale yesterday and patrons were lined up at the Four Seasons Centre for […]

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

September 26, 2012

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Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada   Ballet Class with Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson Sold Out Follow a Day in the Life of a Dancer on Twitter September 26, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days with a Ballet Class led by Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson. Aspiring dancers are able to […]

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The most dramatic and beautiful of ballets Giselle – The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s major new production

September 26, 2012

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Gillian Murphy as Giselle

The most dramatic and beautiful of ballets Giselle – The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s major new production   A high-profile new staging of Giselle, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, will premiere in Wellington on 7November ahead of a seven centre tour. Ethan Stiefel, RNZB Artistic Director, will co-produce The TelstraClear Season of Giselle, with […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park

September 25, 2012

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a swan takes off from a lake

Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park by Alex Saberi It’s a great time for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike.  First we had Darcey Bussell’s wonderful photo-biography which was a visual delight and now Richmond Park, by Alex Saberi, a professional photographer who has spent 7 years compiling the exquisite photographs that document the home of The Royal Ballet […]

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Ballet Austin Embarks on 3M Innovation Initiative

September 25, 2012

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Ballet Austin Embarks on 3M Innovation Initiative Unique commission allows Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills to explore the concept of innovation through dance   AUSTIN, TX – September 24, 2012 – Ballet Austin today announces that Artistic Director/Choreographer Stephen Mills has been awarded a special 3M Innovation Commission to create an original dance work. […]

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

September 25, 2012

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Celebrated former principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise coaches defining role of Apollo   New York City­­­—Jacques d’Amboise, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over three decades, who is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the role of Apollo, recently coached […]

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Tamara Rojo on her aspirations for English National Ballet

September 24, 2012

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Royal Ballet dancer Tamara Rojo relaxes and laughs

Tamara Rojo on her aspirations for English National Ballet At the launch for English National Ballet’s 2012/13 season today, her first as its Artistic Director, Rojo says, “fifteen years ago, a 22-year-old dancer arrived at Jay Mews, the home of English National Ballet, full of dreams and aspirations. Then, as it is today, ENB was an […]

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season

September 24, 2012

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season  Tamara Rojo, the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, today announced details of the company’s new season, talked about her vision for the company and introduced her new artistic team. Ecstasy and Death – 20th Century masterpieces including the company premiere of Jiř Kylián’s […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET | 2012 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS

September 24, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET | 2012 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS   THE COMPANY PERFORM TWO TRIPLE BILLS THE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS THE WORK OF ASHTON, BINTLEY, LANG, LAYTON and VAN MANEN Performances: OPPOSITES ATTRACT (Take Five / Lyric Pieces / Grosse Fuge) Tue 23 Oct at 7.30pm & Wed 24 Oct at 2pm and 7.30pm Autumn […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Celebrities & their professional dance partner

September 24, 2012

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Denise Van Outen, James Jordan - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Strictly Come Dancing | latest photographs Here are the latest released images of the celebrities All photographs © BBC Pictures.  No unauthorised reproduction. [nggallery id=68]    

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National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk Winners of the Rolex Dancers First Award

September 22, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk Winners of the Rolex Dancers First Award The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Piotr Stanczyk are the recipients of the Rolex Dancers First Award. Artistic Director Karen Kain and Victor Royce, President and CEO of Rolex Canada Ltd. […]

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Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet

September 21, 2012

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cucpakes & Conversation with Erin Pritchard, Corps de Ballet, Tulsa Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Definitely a nice cup of coffee 🙂 On Mondays, I feel like it’s a fresh start to a new week. I always try to give myself a goal for the week. For example, it […]

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