Archive | December, 2012

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONTINUES 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH SEATTLE AND NEW YORK RUNS OF JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAILLOT’S Roméo et Juliette

December 30, 2012

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET CONTINUES 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH SEATTLE AND NEW YORK RUNS OF JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAILLOT’S  Roméo et Juliette   A CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDY Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot Music by Sergei Prokofiev (Op. 64, 1935-36)   February 1 – 10, 2013 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109 […]

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ACCLAIMED CANADIAN TROUPE LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL IN CULLEN SERIES

December 29, 2012

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HOUSTON BALLET PRESENTS ACCLAIMED CANADIAN TROUPE LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS DE MONTRÉAL IN CULLEN SERIES   Performances Feature Two Signature Works by Acclaimed Contemporary Choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, Including Four Seasons Houston, Texas – On Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2013, Houston Ballet presents Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal as part of the Cullen Series.  One of the […]

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The Ballet News New Year Puzzle

December 28, 2012

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The Ballet News New Year Puzzle A while ago I offered Ballet Newsers the chance to own a Limited Edition, bespoke wooden jigsaw puzzle made with a scene from the ballet. At the time, last posting dates for Christmas meant that I couldn’t offer a guaranteed delivery before Christmas to readers overseas. When it’s chilly […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michaela Paolacci, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

December 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michaela Paolacci, First Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? This depends on what time I get it bed the night before! Monday mornings can be very tricky, especially after a relaxing weekend but generally speaking, ballet dancers have to be naturally motivated especially if […]

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The Glitter Story

December 26, 2012

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The Glitter Story The Nutcracker ballet wouldn’t be the same without a sprinkling of glitter over just about everything, and at this time of year it’s tempting to get out the glittery shoes, tops and trousers and sparkle your way through Christmas and New Year. But do you know where glitter comes from ? Top […]

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The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2012

December 25, 2012

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Fabrice Muamba, Aliona Vilani - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2012 Strictly Come Dancing decks the halls with glitterballs as JB Gill wins the 2012 Christmas special. Just a few days after the grand finale of the 2012 series, Strictly Come Dancing quickstepped back to screens to deck the halls with glitterballs for a one-off seasonal special, which saw […]

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Happy Christmas to Ballet Newsers everywhere

December 25, 2012

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Happy Christmas to Ballet Newsers I’d just like to thank you all for being wonderful, loyal readers over the last year. Here’s to 2013! Merry Christmas everyone Or in other words….. Nadelek lowen bon Natale glædelig jul vrolijk Kerstfeest joyeux Noël frohe Weihnachten mele Kalikimaka buon Natale merii kurisumasu feliz Natal Рождеством Христовым feliz Navidad […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas

December 24, 2012

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‘Twas the night before Christmas If you’ve just returned from a night at the ballet, don’t forget to put out mince pies for Father Christmas and some carrots for his reindeer. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by […]

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Strictly Come Dancing is a hit

December 23, 2012

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Flavia Cacace, Louis Smith - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing is a hit Last night’s Strictly Come Dancing Final, which saw Olympic gymnast Louis Smith win with his dance partner Flavia Cacace, was watched by a peak of 14m viewers, with a massive 49.1% share, and there was high praise for retired Royal Ballet dancer and now Strictly judge, Darcey Bussell. Danny Cohen, Controller […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Winner Lifts the Glitterball

December 22, 2012

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Flavia Cacace, Louis Smith - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing week 12 Final | The Champion holds the Glitterball The four finalists now face the first public vote. The couple with the fewest viewer votes, and leaving, is Dani & Vincent. Now the final three couples dance their favourite dance from the series. Starting with Denise & James, dancing the Charleston. With an […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Final

December 22, 2012

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Flavia Cacace, Louis Smith - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final (week 12) And then there were four. The Strictly Come Dancing Final has landed, and each of the couples has spent the week polishing two of their previous dances and perfecting a new show dance. The judges have picked one dance and the couples have picked their favourite from […]

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Ballet News Sequin Edit

December 21, 2012

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Ballet News Sequin Edit In the mood to sparkle ? This antique nude dress by All Saints is perfect. It’s easy to wear, dress up or dress down, and it’s a great flattering colour that will work with tons of things already in your wardrobe. It doesn’t require a lot of thought and it’s a dress that […]

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Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet adds class for children with Down syndrome

December 20, 2012

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Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet adds class for children with Down syndrome   OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 20, 2012) – The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet will begin the New Year by offering a new dance program for children with Down syndrome.   At “Chance to Dance,” 12 students between the ages 5-10 with […]

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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition | NOW IS ALL THERE IS – BODIES IN MOTION

December 20, 2012

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Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition Now Is All There Is – Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylised images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

December 20, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’m fully ready to ‘get at it ‘on Monday. Sunday is my day off and I use it to fully decompress and recharge. Company class on Monday morning is the lead-in to a busy and […]

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Northern Ballet announces new Cinderella for Christmas 2013

December 19, 2012

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Northern Ballet goes to the ball As The Nutcracker returns to packed houses in Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas, Northern Ballet is excited to announce plans for Christmas yet to come. The Company will bring the ultimate rags to riches fairytale to the stage in December 2013 with a magical new production of Cinderella by […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Fairytale Princess

December 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | The Fairytale Princess This beautiful hardback book takes you into a fairytale world, with Su Blackwell’s paper sculptures made from the pages of old books, bringing Wendy Jones’s retelling of classic stories to life. There are seven stories : Cinderella, The Frog Prince, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Princess and the Pea, […]

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE

December 18, 2012

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE OPENING OF NEW OPERA HOUSE IN ST. PETERSBURG, MULTIMEDIA AND 3D PRODUCTIONS OF MARIINSKY PERFORMANCES AND EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TOUR The new Mariinsky theatre (Mariinsky II) scheduled to open Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 May, 2013 The Mariinsky Theatre’s 2012/2013 landmark season, which includes an extraordinary schedule of tours, performances, […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE

December 18, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCE AT SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM Presented by former Royal Ballet dancer Deborah Bull Performance: Saturday 26 January at 7.30pm Town Hall & Symphony Hall Ticket Office: 0121 780 3333 or visit Symphony Hall’s website For one performance only, Birmingham Royal Ballet and its acclaimed orchestra The Royal […]

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