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CAROLINA BALLET’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH TEMPEST FANTASY

February 11, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH TEMPEST FANTASY New Ballet by Zalman Raffael on the Program   Carolina Ballet presents artistic director Robert Weiss’ Tempest Fantasy for the second program of the professional company’s spring “Shakespeare Festival.”  Weiss was inspired by Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score of the same name to create a […]

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Washington School of Ballet Named ‘Outstanding School’

February 11, 2016

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Washington School of Ballet Named ‘Outstanding School’ Plus 1st Place Ensemble, Top Placements, Outstanding Choreographer The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) once again earned the title of ‘Outstanding School’ at the Pittsburg regional of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). YAGP is the world’s largest international student dance competition. This year, students again earned ‘1st Place […]

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HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES ITS GLITTERING PRODUCTION OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

February 11, 2016

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Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

HOUSTON BALLET REVIVES ITS GLITTERING PRODUCTION OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY   HOUSTON, TEXAS – From February 25 – March 6, 2016, in celebration of Artistic Director Emeritus Ben Stevenson’s 80th birthday, Houston Ballet will revive his spectacular staging of The Sleeping Beauty. The ballet is a flagship work for the company and a piece that […]

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English National Ballet Emerging Dancer

February 10, 2016

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English National Ballet Emerging Dancer London Palladium Tuesday 17 May 2016 Performance at 7.30pm Tickets: £10 – £25 Box office: 0844 412 4655 Entering its seventh consecutive year English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held this year for the first time at the London Palladium on Tuesday 17 May 2016. Vital to English […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET RETRACE THE STEPS OF THE BARD AT SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE

February 10, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET RETRACE THE STEPS OF THE BARD AT SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE   This week, Birmingham Royal Ballet Director David Bintley and dancers from one of the UK’s most prolific dance companies took a step back in time retracing the steps of arguably the world’s most famous playwright as they visited the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust […]

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Colorado Ballet announces 2016-2017 season

February 10, 2016

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Colorado Ballet announces 2016-2017 season   DENVER – Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2016-2017 season, which will feature technically-challenging classical ballets, innovative contemporary works and the 56th annual production of The Nutcracker.   Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  This […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Presents Smuin Ballet

February 10, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Presents Smuin Ballet Program includes Broken Open (World Premiere) by Amy Seiwert, Maslow (World Premiere) by Den Needham-Wood, French Twist by Ma Cong, and Bouquet by Michael Smuin Smuin Ballet’s vibrant original program features two world premieres: a highly anticipated new work by Smuin Ballet’s Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, and another exciting addition […]

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The 44th Edition of Prix de Lausanne

February 10, 2016

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Prix de Lausanne live streaming

The 44th Edition of Prix de Lausanne The Prix de Lausanne has yet again attracted young, promising dancers from all parts of the world. 67 of the 71 selected candidates finally participated in the 44th edition, 20 of which were selected to compete in the finals on Saturday, February 6th. Amongst these finalists, 7 were […]

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Northern Ballet returns home from Gatsby glory in China

February 8, 2016

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Northern Ballet returns home from Gatsby glory in China Northern Ballet has returned home to Leeds following a sell-out international tour to China that saw them perform to over 10,000 people. The Company performed its blockbuster production, The Great Gatsby, to packed houses at Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts […]

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Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre to Step Down in June

February 6, 2016

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Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre to Step Down in June   After seventeen years as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, Septime Webre has announced that he will step down at the end of June 2016 when his current contract ends.   “I have loved every minute of my years at The Washington Ballet – I feel […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON

February 6, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s classic ballets pair up for a double bill; The Dream, and for the first time ever performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, A Month in the Country A revival of Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet   Venue and booking information: Birmingham […]

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George Street Playhouse, American Repertory Ballet to Host Discussion on Ballet Icon Rudolf Nureyev

February 6, 2016

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George Street Playhouse, American Repertory Ballet to Host Discussion on Ballet Icon Rudolf Nureyev on February 19th George Street Playhouse and American Repertory Ballet will co-host a discussion on the late ballet and film legend, Rudolf Nureyev, led by Princeton Ballet School Director Mary Pat Robertson, on Friday, February 19, 2016.  The discussion — free […]

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English National Ballet | She Said

February 4, 2016

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English National Ballet | She Said Sadler’s Wells Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 April 2016 Performances at 7.30pm (mat at 2.30pm Tickets: £12 – £45 English National Ballet’s highly anticipated new triple bill dedicated to female choreography, She Said premieres this spring at London’s Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 16 April She Said features […]

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Dancing at the Speed of Light – RNZB’s high-energy start to 2016

February 3, 2016

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RNZB Speed of Light

Dancing at the Speed of Light – RNZB’s high-energy start to 2016   An iconic dance work that is credited with changing ballet for ever, and another two internationally acclaimed contemporary works, make up the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) explosive start to 2016. Speed of Light a mixed bill of three works by some […]

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The Washington Ballet | Shakespeare Without the Words

February 3, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | Shakespeare Without the Words Stephen Mills’ Hamlet – A Company Premiere Featuring Music by Philip Glass The Washington Ballet (TWB) premieres Hamlet March 23- April 3 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Set to the spellbinding music of Philip Glass, Hamlet redefines this tragic Shakespeare classic and the limits of dance […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS JOHN CRANKO’S ONEGIN

February 3, 2016

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS JOHN CRANKO’S ONEGIN POIGNANT LOVE STORY RETURNS TO BOSTON BALLET AFTER 14 YEARS Boston Ballet’s 52nd season continues with John Cranko’s emotionally evocative love story Onegin. Returning to Boston Ballet after fourteen years, this passionate tale of unrequited love is based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s popular 19th century verse-novel. With all […]

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HOUSTON BALLET 2016-2017 SEASON OVERVIEW

January 31, 2016

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Ballet: La Bayadère

HOUSTON BALLET 2016-2017 SEASON OVERVIEW     All performances listed here are in Wortham Theater Center.   I           DIRECTOR’S CHOICE: AMERICAN INGENUITY featuring:   THEME AND VARIATIONS (1947) Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in G major, Op. 55 Choreography by George Balanchine (1904-1983) Costume Designs after Karinska Lighting Design by Tony […]

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BIG DANCE 2016: CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE

January 29, 2016

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BIG DANCE 2016:  CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE Big Dance celebrates a decade of expansion and development in dance across the country in 2016, in this, the final Big Dance year, with events and performances all over the country between 2 and 10 July 2016. Big Dance, founded by the Mayor of London in 2006 and now […]

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Undertakes $1.25 Million Building Expansion

January 29, 2016

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Undertakes $1.25 Million Building Expansion Steve Riccio, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) board president, today announced unanimous board approval of a $1.25M project that will include building expansion consisting of four new rehearsal studios and other needed facility space to ensure the growth of the organization. CEO Nicholas Ade stated the […]

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Colorado Ballet receives $75,000 Arts Innovation Grant from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

January 29, 2016

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Colorado Ballet receives $75,000 Arts Innovation Grant from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation   DENVER – Colorado Ballet received a $75,000 Arts Innovation Grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for its New Cultural Works Project.  The purpose of the Project is to explore Colorado’s people and heritage in order to create a diverse body of new works by emerging […]

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