PRINCIPAL CASTING FOR SAN FRANCISCO BALLET’S 2014 OPENING NIGHT GALA Last year I reported that Royal Ballet School graduate Esteban Hernandez had accepted a contract with San Francisco Ballet, and I reported on his outstanding graduate performance. Here’s some great news re casting for Hernandez at San Francisco Ballet. He’ll be premiering in Johan Kobborg’s exceptional […]
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January 21, 2014
January 20, 2014
The Royal Ballet | Natalia Osipova & Carlos Acosta in Giselle Natalia Osipova, now a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, has danced the title role in Giselle before – notably with the Bolshoi and the Mikhailovsky Ballet. Here was her debut with The Royal Ballet, with Carlos Acosta as Albrecht. […]
January 12, 2014
The Royal Ballet | Edited Highlights January – May 2014 A chance to see Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding in role debuts at the Royal Opera House Northern Ballet brings a mixed programme to the Linbury Studio Theatre THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MARIUS PETIPA Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 22 February 1.30pm and 7pm / 26, 27 February […]
January 8, 2014
English National Ballet | Romeo & Juliet Principal Casting It has already been announced that Carlos Acosta will partner Tamara Rojo for certain performances of English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. Additionally, Friedemann Vogel will join the Company as a Guest Artist partnering Lead Principal Alina Cojocaru. Here is the Principal casting : 11 Jun 2014 Tamara […]
January 5, 2014
BBC’s Antiques Roadshow filmed at The Royal Ballet School Last summer the BBC arrived at White Lodge, the home of The Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park, to film an episode of The Antiques Roadshow. The BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce presents the show, which saw locals and their treasures filmed on the lawns of […]
December 25, 2013
Happy Ballet News Christmas ! I received this lovely Christmas Card from Berenice Bercelli, with whom I’ve been collaborating over the past year, and I wanted to share it with you. Many of Bercelli’s illustrations that have been exclusive to Ballet News are for sale as Limited Editions (though not this one). Happy Christmas to […]
December 24, 2013
Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]
December 20, 2013
Bloch Warm-Up Boots | New Colours Since I first recommended Bloch’s warm-up boots, I’ve had requests for different colours – especially pink. The boots are so popular that I’ve recently included them in my Christmas Edit. Well, today is a good news day and I can report that new colours have been added to the […]
December 6, 2013
The Ballet News Christmas Edit The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson is an ambassador for the Pandora charm bracelet seen in the above photograph. Symbolising meanings that enable women to express their true inner self and beliefs, the collection of 24 sterling silver charms feature symbolic materials, colours and patterns that represent key values such as joy, […]
November 15, 2013
Claudia Dean – The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | In Photographs I recently interviewed Claudia Dean ahead of her debut as The Chosen One in The Royal Ballet’s The Rite of Spring by Kenneth MacMillan. Today I can add a performance photograph to compliment those in rehearsal that you saw earlier.
November 14, 2013
The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings - plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]
November 11, 2013
A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a vocational ballet school ? Olivia Caughey recently won a prize to visit Elmhurst School For Dance at the 2013 Move It expo. Caughey is 15 years old and will be auditioning for Upper Schools, including Elmhurst, in the coming […]
November 5, 2013
The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | Claudia Dean Picture the scene. You’re in the Corps de ballet. You receive an email informing you that you have been chosen to perform a Principal role. Your first thought : this must have been sent to me by mistake, surely ? No mistake. For Royal Ballet Corps dancer […]
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers ! There are a whole host of illustrations available to purchase.
October 21, 2013
Ballet Zaida photoshoot with professional ballet dancer Jessica Cohen I interviewed Jessica Cohen in July 2012 as she graduated from English National Ballet School to join Northern Ballet. She has since moved on, and recently Cohen took part in a photoshoot with photographer Oliver Endahl, for his Ballet Zaida series. These are some of the […]
October 18, 2013
English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire | Third Photographic Suite If you missed either of the first two instalments of this photographic record of English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire, you can see part one and part two by following the relevant links. This is the third and final photographic instalment.
October 17, 2013
English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire in pictures | part 2 If you missed the first look feature on English National Ballet’s new production of Le Corsaire which opens tonight in Milton Keynes, please follow the link. Here is the second instalment.
October 17, 2013
First Look @ English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire Opening tonight in Milton Keynes, here’s a preview of English National Ballet’s brand new production of Le Corsaire.
October 9, 2013
The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle This year I’m offering the popular Ballet News Christmas puzzle, with a new photograph. The Snowflakes guiding the Sleigh through the snow - as seen above – is the photograph that has been chosen by you, my lovely readers. I know it seems very early to be thinking about Christmas! The reason […]
October 8, 2013
Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]