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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday

November 9, 2014

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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday This is a photograph I took earlier this year, of Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni. The colour and position of the tutu remind me of a red poppy and so I’m publishing it again today as it’s Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. Follow this link to view the […]

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The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures

November 8, 2014

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Tristan Dyer in Age of Anxiety. Photo by Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures The Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill, Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum, is in rep until 17th November. Liam Scarlett and Kim Branstrup choreograph new and recent works for the company.

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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

October 31, 2014

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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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Ballet News Giveaway

October 23, 2014

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Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. […]

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The Ballet News Summer Puzzle

August 13, 2014

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Yonah Acosta & Shiori Kase photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Summer Puzzle Following on from the extremely successful puzzles offered previously, the image you see above is set to be turned into a bespoke Limited Edition jigsaw puzzle (without the watermark) just for you. The Ballet News Summer Puzzle measures 10 x 7″ and has 140 pieces. It’s ideal for holidays and travel, […]

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev | Solo For Two | In Pictures

August 6, 2014

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in Arthur Pita's Facada. Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev | Solo For Two | In Pictures Tonight in London, the UK premiere of Arthur Pita’s Facada will be performed as part of Solo For Two, with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Pita adapted Facada specifically, from his original piece God’s Garden. The piece features Elizabeth McGorian and original music. […]

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Vail International Dance Festival 2014

August 4, 2014

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Misa Kuranaga (Boston Ballet) performs an excerpt from Bournonville's Kermesse in Bruges on the second International Evening of Dance program at the 2014 Vail International Dance Festival.

Vail International Dance Festival 2014

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English National Ballet’s Coppelia in Pictures

July 30, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Coppelia in Pictures English National Ballet recently completed a run of Coppélia at the London Coliseum, with debuts from Shiori Kase and Yonah Acosta.

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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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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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