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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May 6, 2014
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.
May 2, 2014
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 […]
April 29, 2014
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 […]
April 28, 2014
The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]
April 17, 2014
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 […]
April 15, 2014
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 […]
April 10, 2014
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.
April 9, 2014
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 […]
March 31, 2014
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 […]
March 24, 2014
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
March 21, 2014
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 […]
March 19, 2014
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 […]
March 13, 2014
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.
March 10, 2014
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.
February 22, 2014
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 […]
February 20, 2014
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 […]
February 20, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
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 […]
February 18, 2014
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.