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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July 22, 2014
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 […]
July 21, 2014
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 […]
July 18, 2014
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.
July 5, 2014
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… […]
July 1, 2014
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 […]
June 25, 2014
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 […]
June 23, 2014
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 […]
June 4, 2014
The Royal Ballet | CONNECTOME
June 3, 2014
The Royal Ballet | Draft Works Opening tonight, The Royal Ballet’s annual Draft Works
June 2, 2014
The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch This spring saw the start of an exclusive collaboration between L’OCCITANE and The Royal Ballet with the launch of a limited edition Beauty Pouch, filled with three new Almond products perfect for firming and sculpting your body ahead of summer. Launched in May 2014, The Royal Ballet Almond Beauty Pouch […]
May 26, 2014
Serenaded by The Royal Ballet Your last chance to catch The Royal Ballet’s current triple bill is tonight.
May 23, 2014
The Men of The National Ballet of Canada The National Ballet of Canada’s new video celebrates the strength, power and artistry embodied in the male dancer, featuring the extraordinary talents of Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté, Piotr Stanczyk and First Soloist Keiichi Hirano. Catch them onstage during the Summer Season. Opens May 28.
Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall
May 22, 2014
Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall Win! – a pair of tickets, signed pointe shoes and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a 3 course dinner Thursday 12th June (principal casting : Alina Cojocaru & Friedemann […]
May 7, 2014
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 […]
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 […]