Archive | October, 2012

Dancers’ Career Development announce changes to Funding Policies

October 31, 2012

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Dancers’ Career Development announce changes to Funding Policies   Following significant funding cuts affecting most organisations within the Arts sector and in order to ensure that for the foreseeable future, Dancers’ Career Development (DCD) will be able to continue to support and fund eligible professional dancers in developing their post performing careers, DCD’s Board has […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet

October 31, 2012

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Grand Pas Classique Sarah Kora Dayanova et Cyril Chokroun

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Everything seems possible within a very few minutes when I am going to the Opera, the class will begin : I do like to go to the barre to prepare my body to work […]

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SADLER’S WELLS CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2013

October 30, 2012

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SADLER’S WELLS CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2013   In 2013 it will be 15 years since Sadler’s Wells opened its current building, an event that marked the start of its journey to becoming the UK’s leading dance house. This special year will see a programme that includes contributions from all 14 Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists […]

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A YEAR OF SUCCESS FOR SADLER’S WELLS

October 30, 2012

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A YEAR OF SUCCESS FOR SADLER’S WELLS At its Annual Press Conference today, Sadler’s Wells, the UK’s leading dance house, announced a year of achievement for 2011/12. Sadler’s Wells productions were successful both at home and abroad, with an increased number of performances at its three London venues and an international touring programme taking 11 […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Lottie

October 30, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Lottie Lottie is a ballet doll designed for children aged 3+. She comes in a box wrapped with green tissue paper and is the result of a year of research and development with scientific expertise from leading British academics, with consumer research, specifically to address parental concerns about other fashion dolls […]

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Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition joins The Hong Kong Ballet

October 29, 2012

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Candice Adea Photo Courtesy by USA International Ballet Competition

Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition joins The Hong Kong Ballet <Hong Kong – 26 October 2012> Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, announces that Candice Adea, winner of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2012, joins the Company as a Soloist. Candice joins The Hong Kong Ballet from BalletPhilippines […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Results

October 28, 2012

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The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Results week 4 “Halloween horror for Sid Owen as he Cha Chas out of the Strictly Come Dancing spotlight” Things got eerie this week when ghosts and ghouls took over the Strictly ballroom on Saturday night as Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the twelve remaining couples to face their […]

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Ballet News | Your Pointe Shoes

October 28, 2012

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Ballet News | Pointe Shoes Readers, I need your old pointe shoes. Well, a photo of them….. I’m working on a feature and I’d like any readers with a used pair of pointe shoes to contact me. I can’t say too much about this top secret story at the moment but once you’ve been in touch […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S ANNUAL SEASON OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™

October 28, 2012

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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker poster

NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S ANNUAL SEASON OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™ RETURNS TO LINCOLN CENTER NOVEMBER 23 THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2012 2012 Edition of the Beloved Holiday Classic  Sponsored by The Travelers Companies, Inc. New York City Ballet will open its annual season of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker on Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. at […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Spooktacular Halloween

October 27, 2012

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The cast of Strictly Come Dancing perform Thriller - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Spooktacular Halloween week 4 Strictly’s Halloween week is one of my favourite themes.  The wardrobe, make-up and hair departments deserve massive credit for the transformation of the dancing couples. Tom Daley is in the audience tonight to watch the 12 couples take to the haunted ballroom floor. Thrillerkicks off the night with […]

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Behind the scenes with the Corps de Ballet

October 27, 2012

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Behind the scenes with the Corps de Ballet The magnificent Corps de Ballet are the body – literally translated – of any ballet company around the world. Without them, Swan Lake would be lost, La Bayadere would be missing it’s Shades and The Nutcracker would be missing a lot of dancing. I wanted to highlight […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Hollywood EXTRA

October 27, 2012

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Cast of Top Hat Tom Chambers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Hollywood EXTRA Some of the photographs from last week’s live show have been released and I wanted to share them with you straight away. Dionne Warwick sang on the results show, and ex-Strictly Champion Tom Chambers returned with his West End show Top Hat. Scroll down for the slideshow….   Strictly So Far …. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Season Ends with Surplus

October 26, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Season Ends with Surplus 2011 Annual General Meeting October 25, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada announced today that the 60th anniversary season in 2011/12 closed with a surplus of $154,000. The Annual General Meeting was held today at 1:00 pm at The Walter Carsen Centre for The […]

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013

October 26, 2012

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Kevin Garland, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Retires June 2013 October 25, 2012 … David Binet, Board Chair of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Executive Director Kevin Garland will be retiring in June 2013, after more than 10 years with the company. “Kevin has led this company with astute […]

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

October 25, 2012

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme to include The Royal Ballet The programme for Derry~Londonderry 2013, the UK’s first City of Culture, was announced today. Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland will play host to a world-class programme which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the […]

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Queensland Ballet announces two new Principals to join the Company in 2013

October 25, 2012

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Giselle Matthew Lawrence as Albrecht photo Andy Ross

Queensland Ballet announces two new Principals to join the Company in 2013  Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin has announced two exciting additions to the Company in 2013. Matthew Lawrence, former Principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet, will join the Company as Principal Dancer, and Huang Jun Shuang, former Principal at the Houston Ballet, will […]

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THE NORTHWEST’s FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION! The Nutcracker

October 25, 2012

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THE NORTHWEST’s FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION! The Nutcracker Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Kent Stowell Scenic and Costume Design: Maurice Sendak Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli Featuring the PNB Orchestra under the direction of Emil de Cou   December 7 – 29, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett

October 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love knowing that the start of the week is only around the corner as I have another week of new challenges and different expectations, depending on the rep we are rehearsing. Why ballet ? […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet in Opposites Attract

October 24, 2012

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Maureya Lebowitz with Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in ŒMarch of the Trolls¹; photo: Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet in Opposites Attract Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dancers are on top form over three different styles in one night that make up Opposites Attract – Take Five, Lyric Pieces and Grosse Fuge. David Bintley’s Take Five is jazzy (The Dave Brubeck Quartet) and split into 6 sections – Take […]

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund

October 24, 2012

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‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – Fundraising for the Frank Freeman Scholarship Fund   Dance students can participate in ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ – a day of dance to be held at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Sunday 11 November to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. The day will consist of two events: a […]

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