BBC Young Dancer 2015 – Ballet final The BBC is to turn the spotlight on the UK’s best young dancers with the first ever BBC Young Dancer 2015. The nationwide award has invited dancers to submit entries to compete for six places in a televised Grand Final to be shown live on BBC Two in […]
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April 16, 2015
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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]
April 7, 2015
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French Sole Ballet Flats SS15 Just before the Easter break I was sent a pair of shoes from French Sole (pictured). If you like to show a little toe cleavage then this is the style for you as it has a low vamp. The shoe is elegant, quite narrow and perfectly made in nude/blush soft […]
April 3, 2015
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Happy Easter Ballet Newsers Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful Easter (and a break if you can !)
March 11, 2015
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News Just In From Pacific Northwest Ballet PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal has just sent the following announcement : “When I announced the 2015-2016 season last week, I didn’t think the season could get any better. Believe it or not, it just did and I cannot wait to share the news. This isn’t about the […]
March 3, 2015
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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes Today I’d like to highlight the work of ballet and dance photographer Richard Calmes. Calmes’ work has featured on Ballet News regularly, and his image of a pregnant dancer on pointe remains the most popular image ever published on the Ballet News facebook page. As a photographer, his […]
February 25, 2015
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Ballet + Weddings Today I’m highlighting a series of photographs taken at the John Marshall Ballroom in Richmond, Virginia, shot by Jessica Maida. This is a collaboration between members of Blush on Berry and Richmond Ballet, to highlight their production of Cinderella. Vendor List Photographer: Jessica Maida | Event Planner: Events By Elizabeth Palmer | […]
February 14, 2015
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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.
February 9, 2015
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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.
January 10, 2015
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The Royal Danish Ballet in London The Royal Danish Ballet Soloists and Principals arrived in London this week for a tiny number of performances at the Peacock Theatre. They danced extracts from La Sylphide and Napoli as well as other works by August Bournonville, choreographer and ballet master from the 19th century who created more […]
January 7, 2015
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English National Ballet’s Swan Lake English National Ballet’s Swan Lake opens at the London Coliseum tonight, with Alina Cojocaru and Ivan Vasiliev in the title roles.
January 2, 2015
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It’s All About The Ballet Details Attention to detail is the thing that raises your work beyond an ordinary level, in any field. Here on Ballet News I’m constantly striving to create unique, creative and – sometimes – edgy work. Specific tools are needed for some of this work and this campaign is all about raising […]
January 1, 2015
Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!
December 31, 2014
A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]
December 24, 2014
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Happy Holidays from Ballet News Happy Holidays to all Ballet Newsers. Thank you for your support during 2014 and here’s to a mahoosive 2015 for all of us!
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 […]
November 8, 2014
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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.
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 […]
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. […]
August 13, 2014
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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, […]