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Fire Island Dance Festival

July 27, 2014

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Fire Island Dance Festival 2014-BalletCollective-choreographed by Troy Schumacher-photo by Whitney Browne-

Fire Island Dance Festival Continuing coverage from this year’s Fire Island Dance Festival.  

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Live Stream from BALLETBOYZ today

July 24, 2014

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Live Stream from BALLETBOYZ today Ahead of BALLETBOYZ’ Roundhouse dates next week – July 31st, August 1st – the company will be live streaming rehearsals from their studios in Kingston Upon Thames tomorrow, Thursday July 24th at 3.30pm. Follow the link to see theTALENT, composer Keaton Henson and choreographer Iván Pérez in rehearsal for the […]

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English National Ballet’s Coppelia In Pictures

July 23, 2014

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Laurretta Summerscales as Prayer. Photograph Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Coppélia In Pictures English National Ballet’s production of Coppélia opens tonight at the London Coliseum, with Yonah Acosta and Shiori Kase both making debuts as Franz and Swanlida respectively. Both have recently been promoted – Acosta to Principal and Kase to First Soloist.

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014

July 22, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014 To The Royal Ballet Reece Clarke Calvin Richardson Gina Storm-Jensen Grace Blundell Grace Horler   To Birmingham Royal Ballet Alexander Bird Edivaldo Souza da Silva   To Bavarian State Ballet Maud-Hélène Treille   To Stuttgart Ballet Adam Russell-Jones   To Royal Danish Ballet Drew Nelson Samuel Rees   […]

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Ballet News To Build on Its Success

July 21, 2014

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Ballet News To Build on Its Success Nobody likes to ask, do they ? But if you don’t ask, you don’t get…. Expanding Ballet News is an expensive business. Planning & development behind the scenes/production of regular exclusive content published for you : there’s always a cost involved. Heading to an event : there’s a cost involved in […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014

July 18, 2014

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A Sweet Spell of Oblivion by David Dawson. Giulia Frosi and Edivaldo Souza Da Silva. Photograph by Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014 Last weekend The Royal Ballet School performed their annual matinee show on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, including the famously fantastic Grand Défilé.  

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Ballet Meets Wimbledon 2014

July 5, 2014

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The Wimbledon Mash Up As the final matches at Wimbledon are played out this weekend, Ballet News took the tennis theme and highlighted the products making the news. Babolat, the inventor of natural gut strings, provides the official tennis rackets, shoes,* bags and accessories for the Championships, Wimbledon 2014. If they’re good enough for Rafael Nadal…  […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

July 1, 2014

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© James O Jenkins

Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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2014 FIFA World Cup | Boots Versus Pointe Shoes

June 25, 2014

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2014 FIFA World Cup Collides With Ballet Continuing the storied history of the boot that transformed the industry, Nike launches the new generation of the Mercurial to match the speed of today’s game. The new boot has been unveiled by Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid.  The Superfly has been created to revolutionize speed.   Mercurial boots have always been synonymous with speed, and […]

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Mara Galeazzi & Daria Klimentova headline international stars of ballet

June 23, 2014

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Daria Klimentova Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Mara Galeazzi & Daria Klimentova headline international stars of ballet HATCH HOUSE PRESENTS 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL STARS OF BALLET AND DANCE SPECIAL GUEST STARS INCLUDE MARA GALEAZZI (ex-ROYAL BALLET) DARIA KLIMENTOVA (ex-ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET) ESTEBAN BERLANGA (SPANISH NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY) JORGE GARCIA, CINTIA DECASTELLI & DEBORA MAIQUES (BALLET BASEL) VITO MAZZEO & VICTORIA ANANYAN […]

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The Royal Ballet | CONNECTOME

June 4, 2014

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Natalia Osipova in The Royal Ballet’s Connectome

The Royal Ballet | CONNECTOME

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The Royal Ballet | Draft Works

June 3, 2014

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: Reece Clarke and Isabella Gasparini in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works, 2014

The Royal Ballet | Draft Works Opening tonight, The Royal Ballet’s annual Draft Works

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The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch

June 2, 2014

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 The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch This spring saw the start of an exclusive collaboration between L’OCCITANE and The Royal Ballet with the launch of a limited edition Beauty Pouch, filled with three new Almond products perfect for firming and sculpting your body ahead of summer. Launched in May 2014, The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch […]

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Serenaded by The Royal Ballet

May 26, 2014

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Serenaded by The Royal Ballet Your last chance to catch The Royal Ballet’s current triple bill is tonight.

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The Men of The National Ballet of Canada

May 23, 2014

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The Men of The National Ballet of Canada The National Ballet of Canada’s new video celebrates the strength, power and artistry embodied in the male dancer, featuring the extraordinary talents of Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté, Piotr Stanczyk and First Soloist Keiichi Hirano. Catch them onstage during the Summer Season. Opens May 28.

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

May 22, 2014

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall     Win! – a pair of tickets, signed pointe shoes and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a 3 course dinner Thursday 12th June (principal casting : Alina Cojocaru & Friedemann […]

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes

May 7, 2014

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes | Lines and LEAPS Richard Calmes’ third book, Lines and LEAPS, features a unique concept – showcasing the dancer’s line and then on the opposite page, a leap, or as it’s more usually known in ballet, a jete. Calmes says, “Lines and LEAPS is my third book. It is filled with […]

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Petals & Pointe

May 6, 2014

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Petals & Pointe Petals & Pointe – photographs celebrating vintage pointe shoes, hand printed cashmere mix scarves by Bluebellgray, bath petals by Heathcote & Ivory and hand made leg warmers by Sue Murphy. You can order yours via Sue’s facebook page, Mama Sue’s Warmers.

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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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