Archive | March, 2013

Happy Ballet Easter

March 31, 2013

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Happy Ballet Easter Happy Easter Ballet Newsers! If you have time over the holidays you might like to follow some of these links to features that perhaps you missed over the last week or so. First of all, there is Andre Uspenski’s wonderful photography book charting the dancer’s day at The Royal Ballet. Then there […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote

March 31, 2013

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote © The Mikhailovsky Theatre

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote Don Quixote The Mikhailovsky Ballet Saturday 30th March 2013 London Coliseum Unadulterated happiness. That’s what you get from Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev. From the first hint of a castanet their effervescence and enthusiasm draws in the audience and it’s infectious. They are so accomplished, so suited […]

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Ballet San Jose presents a WORLD PREMIERE ballet, April 19-21

March 30, 2013

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Alexsandra Meijer and Joshua Seibel rehearse at Ballet San Jose.

Ballet San Jose presents a WORLD PREMIERE ballet, April 19-21 Who: Ballet San Jose What: Program 3, “R/Evolutionary” When: April 19-21, 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, April 20 at 1:30) […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD

March 30, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet DVD Romeo Federico Bonelli Juliet Lauren Cuthbertson Mercutio Alexander Campbell Tybalt Bennet Gartside Benvolio Dawid Trzensimiech Paris Valeri Hristov Lord Capulet Christopher Saunders Lady Capulet Christina Arestis Escalus Prince of Verona Gary Avis Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor Barry Wordsworth Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Recorded live at the […]

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Atlanta Ballet Continues to Shape New Artistic Profile with Announcement of its Robust 2013-14 Season

March 29, 2013

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Atlanta Ballet Continues to Shape New Artistic Profile with Announcement of its Robust 2013-14 Season Featuring Atlanta Ballet Premiere of Roméo et Juliette by Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo’s Jean-Christophe Maillot Atlanta Ballet Premiere of Ohad Naharin’s Secus Atlanta Ballet Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas Return of Stephen Mill’s Hamlet A World Premiere by Atlanta […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

March 28, 2013

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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS 29 and 30 APRIL 2013   SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET (SAMB) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA South African Mzansi Ballet will hold open auditions for male and female dancers of Senior Corps de Ballet and Soloist levels to fill short-term contracts.  […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET BEGINS REHEARSAL ON THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SEPTIME WEBRE’S HEMINGWAY: THE SUN ALSO RISES

March 28, 2013

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET BEGINS REHEARSAL ON THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SEPTIME WEBRE’S HEMINGWAY: THE SUN ALSO RISES The previously announced Artistic Team will also include: vocalist E. Faye Butler, dramaturge Karen Zacarias, puppet maker Eric Van Wyk, & Flamenco dancer Edwin Aparico   Preliminary casting announced The Washington Ballet will launch the company’s largest social media […]

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Northern Ballet announces new programme for classical ballet graduates

March 27, 2013

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Northern Ballet announces new programme for classical ballet graduates   Northern Ballet is launching an exciting new finishing year course for ballet graduates, designed by David Nixon OBE, Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Director of Northern Ballet Academy and Yoko Ichino, Associate Director of Northern Ballet Academy, to help bridge the gap between leaving full-time […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Giselle

March 26, 2013

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Giselle © The Mikhailovsky Theatre

Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet, Giselle Giselle, ou Les Wilis The Mikhailovsky Ballet Tuesday 26th March 2013 London Coliseum What a night. One of those rarer-than-hens-teeth nights in the theatre when you’re transported into the ballet and time stands still. The sets for the Mikhailovsky Ballet’s Giselle are beautiful – first rustic and […]

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced

March 26, 2013

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Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2013 Nominations Announced The nominations for the Olivier Awards with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – were announced today Dance nominations are split between The Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells, BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION Aeternum by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, choreographed by […]

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET TO PREMIERE LE CORSAIRE

March 25, 2013

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET TO PREMIERE LE CORSAIRE English National Ballet will premiere a new production of Le Corsaire (The Pirate), one of the great 19th Century classics, in October 2013.  English National Ballet will be the first UK company to perform the complete work which will open in Milton Keynes.  The production will tour Southampton, […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo, new line up for The South Bank Show is revealed

March 25, 2013

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Tim Minchin, Alison Balsom,   David Hare, Alfie Boe, Tamara Rojo, Paula Rego and Tracey Emin – new line up   for The South Bank Show is revealed The most respected arts programme in the world, The South Bank Show, returns to Sky Arts on 18   April with a great line-up of in-depth interviews, showcasing […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Gillian Lynne CBE announced as Special Award winners at Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard

March 24, 2013

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Gillian Lynne CBE and Michael Frayn announced as Special Award winners at Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard Former Olivier Award winners honoured for outstanding contribution to theatre Acclaimed director-choreographer Gillian Lynne CBE, and multi-Olivier Award winning playwright and novelist Michael Frayn, will both receive Special Awards at this year’s Olivier Awards 2013 with MasterCard in […]

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English National Ballet Collaborates with the Royal College of Music

March 21, 2013

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English National Ballet Collaborates with the Royal College of Music   Choreographics, A Letter To … 3-4 May 2013                                                                                                     English National Ballet dancers turn choreographers when five of them get a chance to create new works in collaboration with students from the Royal College of Music. In a new partnership, Choreographics, A Letter […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin

March 21, 2013

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Nao Sakuma as Princess Badr al-Budur and Cesar Morales as Aladdin - Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin Birmingham Royal Ballet Aladdin London Coliseum Wednesday, 20th March 2013 Bedazzled, with bells on. That’s how you’ll feel if you watch Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular Aladdin, choreographed by David Bintley, with its sumptuous costumes by Sue Blane (yes, some of them had snakes wound around their torsos), a crescent moon, […]

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SCOTTISH BALLET’S HANSEL & GRETEL, AND ME

March 20, 2013

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SCOTTISH BALLET’S HANSEL & GRETEL, AND ME WOODLANDS PERFORMANCES Hermitage of Braid woods, Braid Drive, EDINBURGH 29 March, 7.30pm Ninewells Woods, Ninewells Hospital, DUNDEE 6 April at 8.30pm and 9.30pm Film Installation, Eden Court, INVERNESS 10 April between 6 and 8pm The Airthrey Aboretum, Stirling University Campus, STIRLING 13 April SOLD OUT Craig Den Woods, […]

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Royal Academy of Dance’s Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner is announced

March 20, 2013

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winner Daniel Harrison with judges (l-r) Valerie Aitken, Ricardo Cervera and Elaine Holland. Photographer: Mark Lees.

Royal Academy of Dance’s Phyllis Bedells Bursary winner is announced Sixteen-year-old Briton Daniel Harrison has won the Phyllis Bedells Bursary ballet competition, held on Sunday 17 March 2013 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) headquarters. Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice-President of the RAD, this year’s internationally-recognised competition attracted 34 candidates, including […]

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MARIINSKY THEATRE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAMMING FOR OPENING OF NEW MARIINSKY II OPERA HOUSE IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, MAY 2 – 4, 2013

March 20, 2013

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MARIINSKY THEATRE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL PROGRAMMING FOR OPENING OF NEW MARIINSKY II OPERA HOUSE THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATORY EVENTS WITH PERFORMANCES  BY THE WORLD-RENOWNED MARIINSKY OPERA, BALLET, ORCHESTRA, CHORUS, SOLOISTS  AND YOUTH ENSEMBLES Opening Night Gala concert will feature Ildar Abdrazakov, Yuri Bashmet, Olga   Borodina, Plácido Domingo,  Ekaterina Gubanova, Leonidas Kavakos, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana   Lopatkina, […]

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru

March 20, 2013

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Ballet Gala with The Royal Ballet’s Alina Cojocaru Alina Cojocaru launched the fundraising for the Bucharest Hospice Appeal through her first gala for Hospices of Hope in May 2008, which was a sell-out performance. We are delighted that Alina has now offered to provide us with another unique evening as we approach the completion of this […]

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