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.
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November 15, 2013
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 […]
October 5, 2013
Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature A revealing portrait of Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of our time. Hand-picked by Rudolph Nureyev at the age of 19, she was the youngest ever ‘etoile’, the highest-ranking female dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet and later, the star of The Royal Ballet here in London. […]
October 4, 2013
The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote There are only two approved production photographs from Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote for The Royal Ballet, and here they are.
September 19, 2013
The Royal Ballet |THE CLASSIC BALLETS BOX SET Newly released this month, this DVD includes : Swan Lake Marianela Núñez, Thiago Soares, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov The Nutcracker Miyako Yoshida, Steven McRae, Gary Avis, Iohna Loots, Ricardo Cervera, Artists of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor: […]
September 17, 2013
The Royal Ballet’s Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani in Pictures I first interviewed Tara in August 2009, when she told me “I’ve been doing an annual 5km swimathon for the past eight years, raising money for charity.” After years of trying to work together, photographer Dan Freeman hooked up with Tara for a photo shoot like no other! […]
September 2, 2013
The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting The Royal Ballet has announced that two guest principals have been invited to perform at Covent Garden this Autumn. Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of The Bolshoi Ballet, and Iana Salenko, Principal of Staatsoper Berlin, will dance roles in Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet. Evgenia Obraztsova Evgenia Obraztsova will […]
August 16, 2013
Ballet News Interviewed So, this summer the tables were turned ! Here’s an interview I gave recently, which was published in the UK’s top-selling monthly photography magazine. Accompanying my interview are two of my photographs – one from the recent Boston Ballet tour to London which was published on Ballet News and one from a […]
August 13, 2013
The new ballet year | forward planning The end of the summer holidays signal a time for forward planning. It’s a new term, a lovely new Autumn season is just whispering around the edges of summer and a new season of ballet delights is just around the corner. It’s a busy time, so to […]
August 7, 2013
English National Ballet | The Nutcracker Principal casting Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family. On an enchanted Christmas Eve, under the heavy boughs of the candlelit tree Clara battles […]
July 30, 2013
Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of […]