Archive | February, 2013

SCOTTISH BALLET presents Matthew Bourne’s HIGHLAND FLING

February 28, 2013

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SCOTTISH BALLET presents Matthew Bourne’s HIGHLAND FLING Sponsored by Adam & Company Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne Music La Sylphide by Herman Severin Løvenskjold, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Designs: Lez Brotherston Lighting: Paule Constable Theatre Royal GLASGOW 27 April – 4 May 2013 Eden Court Theatre INVERNESS 9 – 11 May […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS MODERN MASTERPIECES

February 28, 2013

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS MODERN MASTERPIECES Featuring works by George Balanchine – Ulysses Dove – Twyla Tharp Plus a world premiere by Paul Gibson   March 15 – 24, 2013 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   7:30 pm on March 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 Matinees on […]

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Ballet San Jose | Program 2, “Neoclassical Masters”

February 28, 2013

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The cast of Clear. Photograph Robert Shomler

Ballet San Jose | Program 2, “Neoclassical Masters” When: March 22 – 24, 2013 Where: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose (corner of Park Avenue) Prices: $30 – $105 * Reduced Price Family Matinee (Saturday, March 23 at 1:30) $21 – $75 Tickets: 408.288.2800 or Ballet San Jose’s […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet – Perfect Escape for March Break

February 28, 2013

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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet – Perfect Escape for March Break Principal Casting Announced February 26, 2013… The National Ballet of Canada’s celebrated production of Romeo and Juliet by internationally acclaimed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky returns for the March Break, March 12 – 17, 2013 in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl

February 27, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl by Audrey Niffenegger This story is the beginning point for Wayne McGregor’s next premiere for The Royal Ballet. All the ingredients for a new fairytale are here : transformation, medicine, unlikely lovers, technology and a Prince. Suspend reality for half an hour and you’ll unearth the fairytale you may (not) have dreamed […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet

February 25, 2013

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Giselle Photo by Conrad Dy-Liacco

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Lots and lots of ballet rehearsals! Why ballet ? Ballet is the most beautiful dance genre in the world. What are you looking forward to dancing during 2013 & what are the big challenges likely […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Ballet Talks – New Location, New Time

February 23, 2013

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The National Ballet of Canada | Ballet Talks – New Location, New Time February 21, 2013… The National Ballet of Canada’s hugely popular Ballet Talks will be held in a new location this Winter Season to accommodate the great demand of an ever-growing audience. Beginning with the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky, a greater number of […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013.2014 SEASON: SOARING

February 22, 2013

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013.2014 SEASON: SOARING     The Washington Ballet Season to Include Giselle, Peter Pan, British Invasion: The Beatles & The Rolling Stones and Tour-de-Force: BALANCHINE! at The Kennedy Center and The Jazz/Blues Project at The Harman Center. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) announces its 2013.2014 Season, featuring both classical […]

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The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call

February 22, 2013

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Tamara Rojo. Photograph by Alistair Muir / ROH

The Royal Ballet | Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call Last night was Royal Ballet Principal dancer Tamara Rojo’s final curtain call at The Royal Opera House. Rojo danced Marguerite and Armand alongside Sergei Polunin. Tamara Rojo was a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet for 12 years and left The Royal Ballet last year to become Artistic […]

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2

February 21, 2013

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Hannah Bateman Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet’s launch of The Great Gatsby part 2 Last night I published part one of the London launch of Northern Ballet’s preview of The Great Gatsby, coming your way in March. Today I want to highlight the dancer/actors of the company and these photographs showcase the drama, seduction and danger of the […]

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Ballet Backstage | Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby

February 20, 2013

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Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley. Photograph Cheryl Angear

Northern Ballet launches The Great Gatsby with London preview There were diamonds on the tables, feathers in the air and a buzz in the crowd for the London launch of Northern Ballet’s new work, The Great Gatsby, which premieres in Leeds on Saturday 2nd March 2013. We were treated to three scenes from the ballet, […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet counts down to Made to Move

February 20, 2013

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Royal New Zealand Ballet counts down to Made to Move It is only one week until the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2013 season opens at the St James Theatre in Wellington on 27 February with Made to Move – three world premieres in one night. Christchurch born choreographer Andrew Simmons returns to the company to […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced

February 20, 2013

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Alexandre Riabko, Anna Polikarpova and Otto Bubenicek of The Hamburg Ballet in Nijinsky.

National Ballet of Canada | Nijinsky Principal Casting Announced February 19, 2013… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of Nijinsky which opens the Winter Season in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on March 2, 2013. Principal […]

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Harlem Shake + Ballet

February 19, 2013

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Harlem Shake in Ballet Class ? Northern Ballet’s class, to be precise (scroll down for the video). The Harlem Shake, originally called the Albee in Harlem and originating from the Ethiopian dance called Eskista, is a dance that started in 1981 in New York. Originator Al B described the Harlem Shake as a drunken or alcoholic […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet | The Frog Prince – A Ballet Chinois

February 19, 2013

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Illustration: Wilson Shieh

The Frog Prince – A Ballet Chinois The classical fairytale is transported to the Qing dynasty A brand new production by The Hong Kong Ballet and Yuri Ng <Hong Kong – 19 February 2013>  What happens when you combine the intrigue of the Qing Court with a traditional fairytale by the Brothers Grimm? Commissioned by The Hong Kong […]

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Royal Academy of Dance | a weekend conference on Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing

February 17, 2013

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Royal Academy of Dance | a weekend conference on Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing London: 26-28th April 2013 The Royal Academy of Dance announce details of their conference which will bring together leading experts in dance, health, community arts and education to explore the ways in which dance can enhance lives. The conference will combine interviews, presentations, panel discussions, […]

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Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet

Alfa Banking Group in new partnership with English National Ballet Alfa Banking Group, the largest private commercial and investment banking group in Russia and the CIS, has entered a strategic partnership with leading classical dance company, English National Ballet. The partnership will see Alfa sponsor English National Ballet’s A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev season, marking […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky

February 14, 2013

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2013   Grand annual gala to celebrate the life and work of the legendary dancer   The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013, a grand gala evening dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky will be held on the 10th March 2013 on the stage […]

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