Archive | November, 2012

Ballet News | The Cupcake

November 30, 2012

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Ballet News & Cupcakes Through my Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers around the globe I bring you the delights of the Cupcake, which, as we’ve seen, is suitable for any occasion. A Cupcake and a cup of tea were made for each other; throw in a 30 minute interval at the ballet and hey presto – […]

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The Australian Ballet | Amy Harris crowned 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer

November 30, 2012

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Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2012 winner Amy Harris Photo by Jess Bialek

The Australian Ballet | Amy Harris crowned 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer Two dancers hailing from regional Australia have reigned triumphant at tonight’s Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA)     announcement at the Sydney Opera House. Senior Artist Amy Harris from Ararat in regional Victoria was crowned the 2012 TBDA winner. Amy’s win is a case of third time […]

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Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet

November 29, 2012

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LEN GOODMAN enjoys a break during a Tea Dance at the spiritual home of Ballroom Dancing, Blackpool’s TOWER BALLROOM Len Goodman - (C) Roger Keech Productions Ltd - Photographer: Roger Keech

Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet, The British Ballroom Story  Let’s misbehave Strictly’s Len Goodman charts the rise and fall of British ballroom through two world wars and beyond. The scandal and outrage that followed the introduction of each new dance – even the Waltz and the Foxtrot – and beyond into jazz and ragtime and the nightclub […]

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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize

November 29, 2012

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Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas of The Royal Danish   Ballet Win The Erik Bruhn Prize Alessandro Sousa Pereira of The Royal Danish Ballet Wins  Choreographic Prize November 29, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada today announced that Ida Praetorius, 19, and Andreas Kaas, 19, both of The Royal Danish Ballet are the winners of The Tenth International Competition […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet receives NEA grant to support DIRECTOR’S CHOICE

November 29, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet receives NEA grant to support DIRECTOR’S CHOICE   Grant one of 832 Art Works grants totaling $23.3 million in funding nationwide   SEATTLE, WA — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced yesterday that Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art […]

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English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker casting

November 29, 2012

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English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker casting Casting for English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the London season at the Coliseum has been announced today. Casting in the following order : Clara – Prince – Nutcracker – Drosselmeyer December 12- Klimentova, Muntagirov, Forbat, Reimair 13 (matinee) – Oliveira, Gruzdyev, Forbat, Atymtayev 13 (evening) – Takahashi, Konvalina, Liotardo, Reimair 14(matinee)- […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo on BBC Breakfast

November 29, 2012

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Royal Ballet dancer Tamara Rojo relaxes and laughs

English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo on BBC Breakfast This morning English National Ballet’s Artistic Director and Principal dancer Tamara Rojo joined the BBC Breakfast presenters on the sofa to chat about how she combines the dual role. Rojo joked with the presenters about how much kissing there is in classical ballet, as clips of her dancing Princess […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet

November 29, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Not much! I am definitely not a morning person! However, once I have managed to peel myself from my bed and had my morning coffee I become excited about the prospect of another inspiring and creative week. It […]

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Scottish Ballet’s founding Artistic Director commemorated

November 28, 2012

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Claire Robertson and Owen Thorne in Peter Darrell’s Cheri. Photograph by Alan Peebles.

Scottish Ballet’s founding Artistic Director commemorated BBC Scotland will be showing a special ArtWorks documentary to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Scottish Ballet founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell’s death on BBC Two Scotland, Tuesday 4 December. Scottish Ballet dancers Claire Robertson and Owen Thorne rehearse and perform a section of Darrell’s Cheri exclusively for this […]

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STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL NAMES ARE CONFIRMED

November 28, 2012

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STRICTLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL NAMES ARE CONFIRMED   Strictly Come Dancing will be more festive than ever this Christmas day with a special lineup of six brand new celebrities taking to the dance floor.  This year celebrities include football star Fabrice Muamba,  actress Sheila Hancock, JLS’s Jonathan “JB” Gill,  entertainer Bobby Ball,  comedienne Katy Brand and […]

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Crisis at Christmas

November 28, 2012

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Crisis at Christmas Education and engagement can transform the lives of homeless people and Crisis at Christmas provides an exciting opportunity to involve their guests in a range of stimulating activities, including dance. During the week Crisis will offer a meaningful, inspirational and fun programme of activities and entertainments. At a time of year that is all […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | Clärchen Character from the original tale of The Nutcracker re-introduced

November 28, 2012

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Clärchen Character from the original tale of The Nutcracker re-introduced The Hong Kong Ballet’s brand new production of The Nutcracker will have its world première this December. Choreographer Terence Kohler has brought Clärchen, Clara’s beloved doll, back into the limelight. Clärchen was a character in the book that inspired the ballet, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet | Photographs of New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler

November 27, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet by Henry Leutwyler What a year it’s been for photography books connected to ballet! Darcey Bussell’s lavish photo-biography arrived within reinforced packaging, and then we had the utterly fabulous Dancer’s Among Us from Jordan Matter; an altogether different look at dancers with a spring in their step, and now an […]

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The Ballet Christmas Puzzle

November 26, 2012

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The Ballet Christmas Puzzle for you At the weekend I reported on a new Christmas gift that I wanted to share with you all – a Limited Edition, unique, collectable, gorgeous and fun Christmas jigsaw puzzle with a ballet theme. Your ballet jigsaw will become a piece of family history and is not available anywhere else. […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year

November 26, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano has been nominated for a prestigious Latin-UK  (LUKAS) award – Personality of the Year. LUKAS is the world´s first ever awards ceremony to recognise the contribution of Britain´s one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents. It is a […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Results for Week 8

November 25, 2012

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Pasha Kovalev, Karen Hauer, The Script - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Results for Week 8 Victoria Pendleton salsas out of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Last night Strictly waltzed back home to Television Centre. With the Strictly trophy in sight, Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly invited the eight remaining couples to take to the dance floor in a bid to impress the judges […]

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Ballet News Christmas Gift Inspiration

November 25, 2012

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Ballet News Christmas Gift Inspiration for you Have you seen the calendar ? Exactly a month until Christmas Day – eek!  How has this happened already ? Christmas shoppers with freshly sharpened elbows are out in force So if you’re keen to skip the crowds but still want some inspiration for gift ideas to totally wow your friends and family, […]

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Strictly in Quotes

November 25, 2012

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Strictly in Quotes | The Strictly Come Dancing Wordle Last night’s show had it’s highlights and lowlights, all of which were reported here on Ballet News as they happened. A few hours on, can you tell whose dance is referred to by the quotes ?   bubblier than Babycham the ultra vixen with a killer attitude […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 8

November 24, 2012

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Vincent Simone, Dani Harmer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing week 8 Eight celebrities and just four weeks remaining. Dani and Vincent kick off the show with a samba to Beyoncé. Dani starts alone, sizzling with confidence in canary yellow and there is a good mix of tricky samba steps. Len thought it was brave with lots of basic steps. Bruno said […]

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Northern Ballet & Hannah Cockroft | Dare to Dream

November 23, 2012

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Hannah Cockroft with Northern Ballet dancers. Photo Justin Slee

Northern Ballet & Hannah Cockroft | Dare to Dream  Yorkshire born double Paralympic Gold Medallist, Hannah Cockroft, visited Northern Ballet’s headquarters in Leeds to show her support for the Company’s commitment to nurturing young dance talent and to offer inspiration to aspiring young dancers. Northern Ballet is one of few ballet companies that annually employs […]

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