January 7, 2015

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | Don Quixote

Pacific Northwest Ballet | Don Quixote January 30 – February 8, 2015 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   Performances: January 30 & 31, February 5, 6, & 7 at 7:30 pm January 31, February 7 & 8 at 1:00 pm February 8 at 7:00 pm   Music: Ludwig […]

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January 2, 2015

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Win Your Wedding Day Photography

Win Your Wedding Day Photography For Free Do you want memorable photos of your wedding day in all its glory but your budget is already maxed out ? I’m offering one couple getting married in 2015 the opportunity to have their wedding day photography completely taken care of. I don’t mind if you’re getting married on […]

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January 2, 2015

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It’s All About The Ballet Details

Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

It’s All About The Ballet Details Attention to detail is the thing that raises your work beyond an ordinary level, in any field. Here on Ballet News I’m constantly striving to create unique, creative and – sometimes – edgy work. Specific tools are needed for some of this work and this campaign is all about raising […]

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January 1, 2015

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New Year | Composed By Cheryl in 2015

New Year | Composed By Cheryl in 2015 So, it’s a curious thing. I’ve been running Ballet News for a few years now, and finally I’ve got round to adding a blog to the website. It’s going to be a personal take on a slice of everything that comes my way – good and bad – and I hope […]

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January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!

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December 31, 2014

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JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS

JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS   Jeanetta Laurence, Associate Director of The Royal Ballet, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list.   Born in Oxford, Laurence trained with June Christian and at The Royal Ballet School. Her dancing career […]

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December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe

A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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December 29, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Irina Baronova and the Ballet Russes De Monte Carlo

Ballet News Reviews | Irina Baronova and the Ballet Russes De Monte Carlo “My friend Irina Baronova was a legendary Baby Ballerina of the Ballets Russes and an ambassador of classical ballet in America, but this book shows us the kind, funny, and hardworking woman behind the legend. She was a total pro and an elegant human […]

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December 28, 2014

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Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight - Photographer: Marion Milne

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey Retired Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell explores the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn – away from the cameras and perhaps surprisingly, away from Hollywood. Hepburn spent the majority of her adult life in Switzerland, where she could escape the frenzy of the […]

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December 27, 2014

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Houston Ballet’s Cullen Series Presents Alberta Ballet

Houston Ballet’s Cullen Series Presents Alberta Ballet   The Music Of Rock Legend Elton John Takes Center Stage In Love Lies Bleeding   From January 30 – February 1, 2015, Houston Ballet presents Alberta Ballet as part of the Cullen Series. One of the missions of the Cullen Series is to introduce the city to […]

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December 26, 2014

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The Hong Kong Ballet Announced the Promotion of Zhang Si Yuan to Principal Dancer

Zhang Si Yuan is to be promoted from Soloist to Principal Dancer on 1st January 2015. Photo: Conrad Dy-Liacco.

The Hong Kong Ballet Announced the Promotion of Zhang Si Yuan to Principal Dancer Zhang Si Yuan, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Soloist who has danced lead roles in Don Quixote, Swan Lake Act III, Turandot and currently The Nutcracker this season will take on a new role from 1st January 2015: Principal Dancer. Her promotion was […]

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December 25, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014

The cast of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014 Louis Smith wins the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Christmas Special.  Sir Bruce Forsyth returned to the Strictly ballroom alongside Tess Daly to host this year’s all-star Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day on BBC One.  Gymnast Louis Smith was crowned King of the Christmas Ballroom with professional […]

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December 24, 2014

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Ballet News Happy Holidays to all Ballet Newsers. Thank you for your support during 2014 and here’s to a mahoosive 2015 for all of us!

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December 23, 2014

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Ballet News Previews | Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night Ballet’s mega star, Carlos Acosta, hails from (if you didn’t already know) Cuba. When he’s not dancing at The Royal Ballet then he likes to produce shows that incorporate his Cuban heritage of mambo, salsa and jazz, and this programme was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. Acosta […]

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December 23, 2014

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Hong Kong-born Talents Shone at The Nutcracker

Sarah Yeung in Spanish Dance. Photo by Tony Luk

Hong Kong-born Talents Shone at The Nutcracker The Hong Kong Ballet’s Festive Production is sure to Delight More Audiences in its 2nd Week Hong Kong-born Talents Shone at The Nutcracker The Hong Kong Ballet’s Festive Production is sure to Delight More Audiences in its 2nd Week. In addition to the brilliant dancing, gorgeous sets and […]

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December 23, 2014

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The Australian Ballet’s Nutcracker : special Christmas Eve TV screening

THE NUTCRACKER: special Christmas Eve TV screening 4.40pm Wednesday 24 December on ABC The Australian Ballet is delighted to confirm that its hit production The Nutcracker will screen on ABC tomorrow, Wednesday 24 December at the revised time of 4.40pm Eastern Standard Time.   Audiences across Australia can enjoy the festive magic of The Australian […]

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December 22, 2014

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The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in the ultimate Romantic ballet

Madeleine Eastoe in Giselle. Photo by Dan Boud

The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in the ultimate Romantic ballet One of the world’s most heart-rending classics and oldest ballets in repertoire history will sweep audiences off their feet when The Australian Ballet opens its 2015 Melbourne season with the Romantic blockbuster Giselle. Maina Gielgud’s critically acclaimed production will return […]

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December 22, 2014

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New Zealand School of Dance Named Official School of the RNZB

Elisabeth Zorino performing in New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season, photographed by Stephen A'Court.

New Zealand School of Dance Named Official School of the RNZB The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) has been formally recognised as the ‘Official School of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) and the New Zealand School of Dance, committing […]

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December 20, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Final

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 champions Caroline Flack, Pasha Kovalev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final Part one of the two live shows that make up the Strictly Come Dancing Final saw Caroline & Pasha score a perfect 40 for each dance, putting them at the top of the leaderboard with the judges. Mark & Karen’s dances saw Bruno commenting “a lorry load of charm” scoring […]

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December 18, 2014

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The Australian Ballet announces a very special Christmas Eve screening of The Nutcracker

Benedicte Bemet in The Nutcracker. photo by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet announces a very special Christmas Eve screening of The Nutcracker Audiences across Australia can bring the festive magic of The Australian Ballet’s The Nutcracker into their own homes when ABC TV screens the full performance on Christmas Eve. Tune in to ABC at 3.40pm on Wednesday 24 December to relive this spectacular […]

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