Archive | September, 2013

Strictly – It Takes Two

September 30, 2013

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James Jordan, Vanessa Feltz - (C) BBC - Photographer: guy Levy

Strictly – It Takes Two Back tonight for 60 episodes – Strictly – It Takes Two is on BBC Two at 6.30pm every week night. The 30 minute programme hosted by Zoe Ball is back to give the lowdown on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Packed full of backstage gossip, training action and exclusive […]

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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014

September 30, 2013

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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014   Artistic Director Li Cunxin has assembled a collection of world-class choreographers, artists and designers from around the world for Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014.   The Company’s mainstage season includes three beautiful, breathtaking ballets: the world première of Greg Horsman’s brand new Coppélia in April; the Australian […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013: Medallists announced

September 29, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013: Medallists announced The Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition 2013 has come to a spectacular close. 58 candidates from 14 different countries gathered in Glasgow from 20-29 September 2013 to endure nine days of intense training, sweat and stage fright in order to compete for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals.After five days of coaching, followed by two days of Semi-finals, twelve finalists (nine female, three […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | Week One – Saturday night

September 28, 2013

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Live Show Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | Week One – Saturday night This was the night that Abbey and Aljaz stole the show with a chart topping score of 32 for their Waltz which Bruno thought was “deeply felt.” Ben & Kristina’s Cha Cha drew an unfavourable comment from Craig, who said “I’ve seen breeze blocks with more […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | The first live show – Friday night

September 27, 2013

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(L-R) Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | The first live show – Friday night/week one part one All the photos from the rehearsal and the live show I hope you like these new Strictly themed illustrations from Berenice Berelli. We have been collaborating for a while & I’m offering you the chance to buy new illustrations every week […]

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013: Finalists and winner of new Dancer’s Own Choreographic Award announced

September 27, 2013

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Genée International Ballet Competition 2013: Finalists and winner of new Dancer’s Own Choreographic Award announced Twelve young dancers (nine female and three male), have been named as Finalists of the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition 2013. 58 candidates from 14 different countries as far afield as the USA, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and […]

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The Norwegian National Ballet | New management, new ballet season in Oslo

September 26, 2013

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The Norwegian National Ballet | New management, new ballet season in Oslo A new Firebird by Liam Scarlett, Jo Strømgren directing and choreographing Orpheus and Eurydice, and A Swan Lake by Alexander Ekman: With her first season programme, ballet director Ingrid Lorentzen is staking out a new course for The Norwegian National Ballet. In 2012, […]

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STRICTLY COME DANCING – CELEBS BATTLE INJURIES AFTER NOTCHING UP OVER 900 HOURS OF TRAINING!

September 26, 2013

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STRICTLY COME DANCING – CELEBS BATTLE INJURIES AFTER NOTCHING UP OVER 900 HOURS OF TRAINING! As the celebrities prepare to take to the dance floor for their first live performances, the rigorous training is taking its toll with injuries abound for the celebrities and their professional partners. Natalie has had to see a physio to […]

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An evening featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan

September 24, 2013

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An evening featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan Liang / Maliphant / Wheeldon UK Premiere Sadler’s Wells Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 November 2013 Performances at 7.30pm Tickets: £12 – £38 Ticket office: 0844 412 4300 A new British-Chinese cultural collaboration that explores where classical meets contemporary dance receives its UK Premiere at Sadler’s […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP

September 24, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP A NEW INITIATIVE SUPPORTS THE FUTURE OF YOUNG DANCERS The start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season marks the beginning of The Cadbury Dance Fellowship, a new initiative to develop some of the best emerging talent in the field of classical ballet. It is specifically designed to help […]

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Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Director Lauren Jonas to speak at San Francisco JCC

September 24, 2013

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Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Director Lauren Jonas to speak at San Francisco JCC (Walnut Creek, CA) — Artistic Director Lauren Jonas will be the featured guest speaker at one of the most prominent Jewish Centers on the West Coast, The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. This free event will take place on October 4, 2013 […]

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MATTHEW GOLDING JOINS THE ROYAL BALLET

September 24, 2013

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MATTHEW GOLDING JOINS THE ROYAL BALLET * Principal leaves the Dutch National Ballet at the end of March 2014 * Golding to remain associated with the Dutch National Ballet as a guest artist Matthew Golding, principal with the Dutch National Ballet, will be leaving the company in March 2014 to join The Royal Ballet in London, England, in […]

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MATTHEW GOLDING TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET

September 24, 2013

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MATTHEW GOLDING TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET   Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announced today that Matthew Golding is to join the Company as a Principal in February 2014. His first performance will be on 27 March dancing alongside Natalia Osipova in The Sleeping Beauty.   Matthew is currently a Principal dancer with […]

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Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page

September 23, 2013

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Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook. Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream a Portion of Lecture-Demonstration with Twyla Tharp

September 22, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet to Live-Stream a Portion of Lecture-Demonstration with Twyla Tharp   Tune in 6:30 pm Pacific (9:30 pm East Coast) Wednesday, September 25, 2013   SEATTLE, WA — As Pacific Northwest Ballet gears up for the opening of its season with AIR TWYLA, the company has announced that a portion of its lecture-demonstration, […]

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CORK CITY BALLET’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY PARTY

September 20, 2013

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CORK CITY BALLET’S 21ST ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY PARTY Cork City Ballet kicks off the company’s 21st Anniversary with a Birthday Party on Saturday 21st September from 2 – 4 pm at the Cork Opera House. Two hundred and ten dancers will wrap the Cork Opera House in a human bow to help celebrate the longest running […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2013/2014 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates

September 20, 2013

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2013/2014 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce that the 2013/2014 National Audition Tour (NAT), which includes Open Classes and Auditions, will commence in Moncton, NB on November 4.  This year’s NAT, which is presented by Sun Life Financial, will visit […]

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OKC Ballet presents the Southwest Premiere of “Mowgli, The Jungle Book Ballet”

September 20, 2013

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OKC Ballet presents the Southwest Premiere of “Mowgli, The Jungle Book Ballet” Oklahoma City Ballet is excited to present the Southwest Premiere of Mowgli, The Jungle Book Ballet to kick off the 2013-14 season “From the Page to the Stage.” Based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book, this full-length ballet is sure to captivate fans of […]

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The Royal Ballet | Classic Ballet Box Set

September 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet |THE CLASSIC BALLETS BOX SET Newly released this month, this DVD includes : Swan Lake Marianela Núñez, Thiago Soares, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov The Nutcracker Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Artists of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS GISELLE

September 19, 2013

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS GISELLE One of the World’s Most Famous 19th-Century Romantic Ballets WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) opens its 2013.2014 Season with what is described as one of the most famous ballets of all time, Giselle. The production opens with a preview October 30 and runs October 31 through November 3, […]

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