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A Ballet News Happy Easter

April 17, 2014

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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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Fire Island Dance Festival

April 15, 2014

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19th Annual Edition of Fire Island Dance Festival Pushes All‐time Fundraising Past $3 Million Mark Presented by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Editor’s Note : I had been holding this PR whilst approval was sought by the photographer, Rosalie O’Connor, from the dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck […]

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The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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San Francisco Ballet 2015 Repertory Season

April 9, 2014

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San Francisco Ballet 2015 Repertory Season PROGRAM ONE T R I P L E B I L L|JAN 27–FEB 7 Serenade Included in the Principal Series 5 and 8 Journey from the roots of classical ballet in America to the cutting-edge of contemporary dance. George Balanchine’s Serenade was his first U.S. commission. Don’t miss the […]

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The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15

March 31, 2014

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet Season 2014/15 The Royal Ballet 2014/15 season has three world premieres (with only one likely to be classical)  including a new full length ballet by Wayne McGregor, a new one act ballet from Liam Scarlett in November alongside Kim Brandstrup’s Ceremony of Innocence, and one by Hofesh Shechter. Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote returns […]

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English National Ballet | Lest We Forget

March 24, 2014

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English National Ballet rehearses Akram Khan 's new work: Dust, as part of a program entitled 'Lest We Forget' in commemoration of the start of World War I, at The Barbican Centre, London on March 15, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

English National Ballet | Lest We Forget English National Ballet will premiere three new works next week at The Barbican in a quadruple bill Lest We Forget including George Williamson’s The Firebird. You can watch the trailer and the rehearsal process You can book tickets online   Full disclosure : English National Ballet is a Ballet News client

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The Value Of Arts & Culture To People & Society

March 21, 2014

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The Value Of Arts & Culture To People & Society The latest Arts Council England report, The Value Of Arts And Culture To People And Society, is an evidence review aimed squarely at the specifics of the value of arts and culture to society – mostly a philosophical assertion at the moment - and highlighting the […]

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Kings Of The Dance

March 19, 2014

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Kings of the Dance. Ivan Vasiliev and Marcelo Gomes in KO'd (c)Gene Schiavone

Kings Of The Dance If you’re heading off to see Kings Of The Dance at the London Coliseum tonight, here’s a photo to capture the flavour of the evening. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up showcases the incomparable Roberto Bolle from Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre’s reigning stars Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, Russia’s […]

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Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes

March 13, 2014

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Iana Salenko Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes Photographing last weekend’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala rehearsal at the London Coliseum it was possible to highlight the dancers as they prepared for their segment, as well as afterwards. These are the photographs of those moments.    

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Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures

March 10, 2014

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Marianela Nunez & Thiago Soares photographed by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures Yesterday saw the Russian Ballet Icons Gala take place in London. These photographs of dancers such as Alina Cojocaru, Sergei Polunin, Marianela Nunez and Igor Zelensky were taken during the rehearsal.                                      

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Masterclass with English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentova

February 22, 2014

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Masterclass with Daria Klimentova 02 Mar 2014 10:30 – 12:30 Celebrating Dance 2014 – a fundraising day for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. In 2012 I reported on an excellent master class held by RAD with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae, and at the time some of you expressed an interest in attending – either to participate […]

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Does your dog share your passion for all things ballet ?

February 20, 2014

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Does your dog enjoy ballet ? How adorable is this image ? Long-time Ballet News collaborator, Noemi Manalang, is more usually inspired by fashion, and her illustrations mix the latest catwalk trends with classical ballet. However, reaction to a recent illustration of a ballet dancer and a very special dancing dog, inspired her to create a […]

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Revel in the magic of ballet

February 20, 2014

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Ballet Season on BBC Two & BBC Four Revel in the magic of ballet, with this season of documentaries that includes footage never publicly seen before. Subscribe to Ballet News for the latest previews of each programme.

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

February 18, 2014

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, a charity Jane has closely supported in recent years. The shoe is in a ballet pink quilted duchess satin with a matching silk cord trim and the bow is trimmed […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures

February 18, 2014

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Sarah Lamb in Gloria. Photograph Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures The Royal Ballet’s recent triple bill included notable debuts from James Hay and Francesca Hayward in Rhapsody, as well as a world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Tetractys -  The Art of Fugue. Here’s a photographic record of the performances.      

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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Two Ballet des Amériques students accepted by the Opera National de Paris

February 14, 2014

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Two Ballet des Amériques students accepted by the Opera National de Paris Two students at Ballet des Amériques have been accepted by the Opera National de Paris as boarder trainees to the Paris Opera’s Summer School. Alexandria O. and Isabel W. – both residents of Greenwich, Connecticut – are trained by Carole Alexis, Director of […]

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 | Casting

February 12, 2014

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 Just announced, the dancers taking part in this years Russian Ballet Icons Gala, on March 9th at the London Coliseum are as follows (subject to change) : Timur Askerov Silvia Azzoni Alina Cojacaru Mathew Golding Dmitry Gruzdev Dmitri Gudanov Daria Klimentova Johan Kobborg Ekaterina Krysasnova Vyacheslav Lopatin Vadim Muntagirov Marianela […]

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Prix De Lausanne Finalists 2014 Announced

February 1, 2014

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Prix De Lausanne Finalists 2014 Announced THE FINALISTS OF THE 2014 PRIX DE LAUSANNE ARE : (105) Ms Marinho Coelho Maria Clara, Brazil, Balletarrj School of Dance (108) Ms Maeda Sae, Japan, Mayumi Kinouchi Ballet Studio (110) Ms Bastos Carollina, Brazil, Centro de Dança Rio (114) Ms Teixeira Bianca, Brazil, Estudio de Dança Adriana Soares […]

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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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