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DanceXchange launches inaugural dx Choreography Award

December 5, 2016

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DanceXchange launches inaugural dx Choreography Award DanceXchange, the Midlands-based dance house is extremely pleased to announce the inaugural dx Choreography Award to support artists at an early stage of their choreographic career. As part of DanceXchange’s new Artist Development programme which will be launched in Spring 2017, the dx Choreography Award will support the practice of up to eight […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Musicals Week The Results

December 4, 2016

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Judge Robert Rinder - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Musicals Week The Results Judge Rinder is the eleventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2016 This weekend, Judge Rinder became the eleventh contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as he faced Ore Oduba in the dreaded dance off.  The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Musicals Week

December 3, 2016

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The Strictly Pro Dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Musicals Week Five couples Quarter Finals One Astronaut With Major Tim Peake in the audience, and in the words of Danny Mac, “let’s do this!” Ore & Joanne kicked off Musicals Week with a Willy Wonka inspired “classic Foxtrot” (Bruno) with “a couple of balance issues” (Craig) and “pure ballroom style, […]

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Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella

December 3, 2016

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Cinderella | Dancers: Yu-Yao Liu and Hong Kong Ballet Dancers |

Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella Step into the magical world of ballet with this fun and educational production for all ages! Proudly presented by Repetto Following its huge success and sold-out performances in 2013, the fun, interactive production for the young and young at heart Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella will return again to bewitch […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Christmas Special

December 3, 2016

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Cast of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016 performing the group dance. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Christmas Special Ahead of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, some new photographs have just been released.

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot

December 3, 2016

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: with a student at the Royal School of Ballet Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight Ltd - Photographer: Andrew Muggleton

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot Margot Fonteyn has inspired generations of ballerinas. She was beautiful, brilliant, talented and never put a foot wrong on stage. Her late flowering partnering with Rudolf Nureyev created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. And yet behind the scenes, as Darcey Bussell discovers, Margot’s life was marked by tragedy […]

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The National Ballet of Canada |Porsche Cars Canada Sponsors Dance Excellence

November 30, 2016

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Heather Ogden in Swan Lake. Photo by Christopher Wahl.

  The National Ballet of Canada |Porsche Cars Canada Sponsors Dance Excellence Barry Hughson, Executive Director of The National Ballet of Canada, is pleased to welcome Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. (PCL) as the company’s newest corporate sponsor. PCL is the presenting sponsor of Swan Lake, which runs June 15 – 25, 2017 at the Four […]

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Dutch National Ballet | JUNIORS GO DUTCH

November 30, 2016

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Dutch National Ballet | JUNIORS GO DUTCH The Junior Company’s tour of the Netherlands in 2017 * New touring programme for Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company * World premieres by Ton Simons, Wubkje Kuindersma and Peter Leung * Dutch National Ballet premiere by Toer van Schayk * Talented youngsters also dance works by Hans van […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of China | The Peony Pavilion

November 30, 2016

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of China | The Peony Pavilion The Peony Pavilion The National Ballet of China Sadlers Wells, London Rarely are you so thoroughly transported to a world of such refined elegance and sublimely eloquent dancing, but this show; this magnificent visual & aural feast, is one such time. Dancers Zhu Yan […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Final

November 30, 2016

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Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jay Brooks

Strictly Come Dancing – The Final After 13 amazing weeks of glitter, excitement and sensational dance performances, the most glamorous night of TV has arrived as the Strictly Come Dancing Final comes live to BBC One. Back in September, 15 celebrities entered the ballroom for the very first time, but now only the finalists remain. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians

November 30, 2016

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Jillian Vanstone in The Nutcracker. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker a Holiday Tradition for Over 1 Million Torontonians Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka,  the National Ballet’s production has delighted more than 1 million adults and children since its premiere in […]

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From Gallops to Grand Pliés, Reindeer Join RWB’s Nutcracker on Stage

November 30, 2016

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Local Dancers from Fayetteville in RWB's 2016 Nutcracker Tour; Photo by David Warburton

From Gallops to Grand Pliés, Reindeer Join RWB’s Nutcracker on Stage Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to the Centennial Concert Hall on December 22 for Nutcracker, an annual holiday favourite.  Running until December 30, audiences can expect classic Nutcracker nuances coupled with this year’s anticipated character addition: reindeer.   Proving that reindeer are no […]

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The Australian Ballet’s 2017 blockbuster Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© goes on sale

November 30, 2016

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Amber Scott, Principal Artist – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. Photo Justin Ridle

The Australian Ballet’s 2017 blockbuster Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© goes on sale Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet’s 2017 season of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked as the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand when they go […]

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece

November 30, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece Balanchine’s glorious Jewels provides a unique and exquisite treat for the holiday season with its beautiful and mesmerizing choreography and costumes. George Balanchine’s Jewels opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 16, marking the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform Emeralds, Rubies and […]

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Jury members for the Prix de Lausanne 45th edition

November 30, 2016

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2017 Prix de Lausanne Jury members for the Prix de Lausanne 45th edition International competition for young dancers – Théâtre de Beaulieu Lausanne November 29th, 2016 : the jury of Prix de Lausanne 2017 is composed by nine major personalities of the dance world, presided by Kevin O’Hare, Director at Royal Ballet (London). The jury of […]

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Ed Balls is the tenth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2016

November 27, 2016

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The Strictly Come Dancing dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Ed Balls is the tenth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2016 This weekend, Ed Balls became the tenth contestant to leave Strictly Come Dancing as he faced Judge Rinder in the dreaded dance off. The judges’ scores and results from the Cha Cha Challenge, where extra valuable marks could be earned, were combined with the results […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Week 10

November 26, 2016

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Oti Mabuse, Danny Mac - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 | Week 10 Week 10 Deets : Claudia and AJ danced the Argentine Tango to ‘Cry Me A River’ by Justin Timberlake Danny and Oti danced the Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes Ed and Katya danced the Tango to ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones Judge Rinder and Oksana danced the Rhumba to ‘Lean On Me’ by Bill Withers Louise and Kevin […]

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ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET

November 25, 2016

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Alina Cojocaru and Chi Cao in The Sleeping Beauty image by David Kelly

ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET One of the world’s best ballerinas is set to return to Australia again alongside Queensland Ballet. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, Li Cunxin today announced that Romanian ballet star Alina Cojocaru will return to Brisbane to perform in the Company’s 2017 season of Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. “Alina Cojocaru […]

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Ballet At Christmas 2016

November 25, 2016

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Snowflakes and Drosselmeyer in a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House - (C) Royal Opera House - Photographer: Andrej Uspenski

Ballet At Christmas 2016 BBC Two The Nutcracker For the first time in many years, the Royal Ballet has granted access behind-the-scenes for a landmark 90 minute Christmas documentary, following the company over three months as they prepare for the season’s production of The Nutcracker. Following the debuts of a number of dancers in iconic […]

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The Australian Ballet | Three Australian premieres | Faster goes on sale today

November 21, 2016

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The Australian Ballet's Vivienne Wong. Photo Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet | Three Australian premieres | Faster goes on sale today Charging on to the stage with athleticism to the power of three, Faster opens The Australian Ballet’s Sydney and Melbourne 2017 seasons at full velocity. Today single tickets go on sale for both seasons. This contemporary triple bill showcases some of the world’s […]

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