Archive | January, 2014

En Avant Foundation

January 31, 2014

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En Avant Foundation A New Non-Profit Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching, Mentoring and the Awarding of Scholarships En Avant Foundation is a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet by offering specialised ballet coaching via Master Classes and Workshops, utilising eminent artists from the ballet world who by virtue of their […]

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET & GAME OVEN DEVELOP FIRST BALLET GAME FOR SMARTPHONES

January 30, 2014

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET & GAME OVEN DEVELOP FIRST BALLET GAME FOR SMARTPHONES  The Dutch National Ballet and game studio Game Oven are developing Bounden, the first two-player dance game on mobile phones. Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, will be one of the choreographers from the company creating choreographies exclusively for […]

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION 2014

January 30, 2014

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION 2014 English National Ballet is delighted to announce the six finalists for the Emerging Dancer Competition 2014, generously supported in its fifth year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), the restructuring experts.   The Emerging Dancer Competition is an annual opportunity for English National Ballet to […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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Northern Ballet | The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back

January 28, 2014

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Martha Leebolt (5) as Cleopatra dn Kenneth_Tindall as Wadjet The Snake God in Northern Ballet's Cleopatra _Photo by Bill Cooper

Northern Ballet | The queen of all ballets: Cleopatra is back Northern Ballet brings the remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons, Cleopatra, back to the stage at Leeds Grand Theatre from Thu 6 – Sat 15 Mar 2014. Cleopatra premiered in Leeds in February 2011 and toured extensively throughout the UK. Seen […]

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VADIM MUNTAGIROV TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER

January 27, 2014

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Vadim Muntagirov flies through the air on the ballet stage

VADIM MUNTAGIROV TO JOIN THE ROYAL BALLET AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER  Vadim Muntagirov will join The Royal Ballet as a Principal Dancer on 24 February.   Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet said “I was delighted when Vadim approached me about the possibility of joining The Royal Ballet. Since graduating from The Royal Ballet […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae named Young Australian Achiever of the Year

January 26, 2014

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Steven McRae Photograph by Jeff Moore

The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae named Young Australian Achiever of the Year Last night, The Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae was honoured by the Australia Day Foundation. Marking Australia Day abroad has taken on an extra special meaning for Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, who has been named Young Australian Achiever in the UK 2014 by […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK

January 25, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet wants to inspire other children to chase their dreams Marking Australia Day abroad has taken on an extra special meaning for Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, who has been named Young Australian Achiever in […]

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Will Tuckett Returns to The Sarasota Ballet with Second World Premiere, Lux Aeterna

January 25, 2014

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Will Tuckett Returns to The Sarasota Ballet with Second World Premiere, Lux Aeterna Lux Aeterna joins Four Temperaments and Sinfonietta for The Sarasota Ballet’s Fourth Program Situated beautifully between the Company premieres of George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Sir Frederick Ashton’s Sinfonietta, The Sarasota Ballet is honored to present the world-premiere of Will Tuckett’s Lux Aeterna in […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura to Retire at End of the 2013-2014 Season

January 25, 2014

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura to Retire at End of the 2013-2014 Season ** To Join Faculty of PNB School **   Special Tribute to be part of Season Encore Performance, June 8, 2014   SEATTLE, WA — Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced that after a 17-year career with […]

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Royal New Zealand Ballet tours US – first time in 21 years

January 24, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Of Days by Andrew Simmons - Photo Credit Evan Li

Royal New Zealand Ballet tours US – first time in 21 years   In one week [31 Jan] the Royal New Zealand Ballet will be opening its critically acclaimed ballet Giselle in Los Angeles at the prestigious Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the LA Music Center where the Academy Awards were held until the late 1990s. […]

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American Repertory Ballet Announces Its Spring 2014 Performance Season

January 24, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet Announces Its Spring 2014 Performance Season   NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – American Repertory Ballet will present revivals and world premieres at venues across the state – from Mahwah to Princeton – February through May, 2014.  The spring season features two performances of Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet, the world […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic retires

January 24, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic retires Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic will retire in June 2014 after 23 years of extraordinary performances with The National Ballet of Canada. A Principal Dancer since 1995, Mr. Antonijevic joined the company in 1991. “One of the finest dancers in the history of the company, I […]

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DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET DANCERS SHOW VIKTOR&ROLF’S HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION 2014 IN PARIS

January 23, 2014

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Igone de Jongh, Megan Zimny Kaftira (photographer: Giovanni Giannoni), Ensemble (photo AP/ Christophe Ena)

DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET DANCERS SHOW VIKTOR&ROLF’S HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION 2014 IN PARIS Twenty one ballet dancers from the Dutch National Ballet showed the latest Haute Couture collection Spring Summer 2014 by renowned Dutch designers Viktor&Rolf in Paris last night, Wednesday 22 January 2014. The latest Haute Couture collection by Viktor&Rolf was shown during the […]

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The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014!

January 23, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014! Two programs no ballet fan should miss Lovers of classical technique are in for a treat when The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2014 season in Brisbane this February. The company is bringing two programs: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Manon and the double bill […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE’S ENDURING LOVE STORY RETURNS TO WINNIPEG

January 22, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE’S ENDURING LOVE STORY  RETURNS TO WINNIPEG Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the return of Romeo + Juliet WINNIPEG, 2014 season s exquisite classical ballet Romeo + Juliet, February s choreography is a perfect s score and provides all of the drama, passion and tragedy s timeless tale. This grand romantic work […]

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Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs trots off on tour

January 22, 2014

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Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs trots off on tour Following sell–out performances at its première in Leeds, Northern Ballet’s new ballet for children, Three Little Pigs, embarks on an extensive tour to 21 theatres across the UK from Tuesday 11 March. The second production in Northern Ballet’s series of Short Ballets for Small People, Three […]

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Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company | First International Tour

January 22, 2014

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Junior Company - season 2013/2014 - photographer: Erwin Olaf

Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company | First International Tour * Two performances in Spain * Two performances in London, United Kingdom * Performances 22 – 29 May 2014 Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, the new initiative of Dutch National Ballet in collaboration with the National Ballet Academy, in Amsterdam, has been invited to perform in […]

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San Francisco Ballet | 2014 Opening Night Gala | Principal Casting

January 21, 2014

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PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PRESENT TWO WORLD PREMIERES

January 21, 2014

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PRESENT TWO WORLD PREMIERES Vivaldi’s Four Seasons / Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 RALEIGH, NC —  In the past 15 seasons, artistic director Robert Weiss has created 49 new ballets on Carolina Ballet, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, to premiere February 13-March 2, his 50th new work on his company.   His ballets range from […]

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