October 5, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Results | The First Elimination

Tess Daly, Gregg Wallace, Aliona Vilani - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Strictly Come Dancing Results | The First Elimination Gregg Wallace is the first celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014    Following last week’s first live show where nobody was eliminated, this week Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman declared the battle for the ballroom officially underway.  Lines opened for the viewers […]

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October 4, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 | The First Elimination Weekend

Pixie Lott, Trent Whiddon - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 | The First Elimination Weekend Tonight, for the first time this series, the public vote add their say to the mix. Fifteen celebrities potentially face the dance-off, though arguably Tess Daly opening the show by losing a shoe could place her in contention as well. Not the best timed Cinderella moment. The […]

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October 3, 2014

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World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending

Artists of The Australian Ballet during class on World Ballet Day LIVE. Photography Kate Longley

World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending The inaugural World Ballet Day LIVE on Wednesday 1 October 2014 highlighted an enormous global love of ballet as audiences joined to watch the live online stream, engaging across social media channels in unprecedented numbers. Streamed online for 20 hours from 12pm Australian […]

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October 3, 2014

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Richmond Ballet | CARMINA BURANA RETURNS TO THE CARPENTER THEATRE

Richmond Ballet | CARMINA BURANA RETURNS TO THE CARPENTER THEATRE WITH FULL SYMPHONY AND CHORUS Butler’s controversial spectacle will be staged alongside Balanchine’s Mozartiana and Winslett’s own Danse Macabre in celebration of 40 Years of The School of Richmond Ballet   Richmond, Va. – One of the most popular works from the Richmond Ballet repertory […]

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October 2, 2014

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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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October 1, 2014

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Northern Ballet named Best Company at European Ballet Awards

Northern Ballet named Best Company at European Ballet Awards On World Ballet Day, Northern Ballet is delighted to announce it has been named Best Company at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards which were held at a Gala performance in Berlin on Saturday 27 September and attended by dance companies from across Europe. Artistic Director David […]

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September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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September 30, 2014

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Choreographers’ Showcase 2014: Experimental, Visionary and Dynamic Choreography

Choreographers' Showcase 2014

Choreographers’ Showcase 2014: Experimental, Visionary and Dynamic Choreography 10 of The Hong Kong Ballet’s talented dancers will be demonstrating another aspect of their creativity at the Company’s Choreographers Showcase 2014. The dancers will be choreographing 8 new creative pieces which will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre […]

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September 30, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet Announces A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC’s Hamilton Stage

American Repertory Ballet Announces A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC’s Hamilton Stage   RAHWAY, NJ – On October 17, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC’s Hamilton Stage. The professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet will perform Act II of […]

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September 29, 2014

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2 + 2 = 1984 for Northern Ballet

2 + 2 = 1984 for Northern Ballet Northern Ballet is delighted to announce its next new creation will be 1984, based on George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece and created by guest Choreographer Jonathan Watkins. Experts in passionate storytelling, Northern Ballet’s adaptations of some of the world’s most treasured novels move and inspire more people in more cities across […]

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September 29, 2014

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet | The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker!

RNZB's CHRISTMAS CAROL dancer MacLean Hopper - credit Ross Brown

The Royal New Zealand Ballet | The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol is a Christmas cracker!   The Royal New Zealand Ballet does Dickens   The heart-warming magic of Charles Dickens will leave audiences spellbound as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings The Vodafone Season of A Christmas Carol to New Zealand in its […]

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September 28, 2014

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Two Promotions at “Jewels” Opening Night

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces Two Promotions at “Jewels” Opening Night.                                                                                                                            Seattle, WA – Before the curtain rose on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season-opening performance of George Balanchine’s Jewels, PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal made a special announcement to the audience. “It gives me great pleasure to announce two well-deserved promotions.” To […]

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September 28, 2014

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Vida Polakov shines at Genée International Ballet Competition 2014

All candidates with Queen of the Belgians

Vida Polakov shines at Genée International Ballet Competition 2014     The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to reveal the medallists from the 2014 Genée International Ballet Competition. The judging panel, which included Dame Monica Mason DBE, former Director of The Royal Ballet, Petter Jacobsson, Directeur Général, Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine […]

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September 27, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | The First Saturday

Frankie Bridge, Kevin Clifton - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | The First Saturday All photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction. (scroll down for live show photographs from tonight’s show, and if you missed Friday night’s dances, follow the link under Strictly News for all those photos too) Saturday night saw Karen Hauer catching her man (Mark Wright) with orange […]

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September 26, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | The First Friday

Pixie Lott, Trent Whiddon - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 | The First Friday All photographs © BBC Pictures. Strictly, no unauthorised reproduction. (scroll down for live show photographs)   15 celebrities 4 dancing judges 3 weeks 1 live Piper 0 public votes This was the week that Caroline Flack opened the show with style, confidence and yes, musicality with a Cha […]

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September 26, 2014

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12 ballet dancers make Genée International Ballet Competition 2014 Final

12 ballet dancers make Genée International Ballet Competition 2014 Final The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announces the Finalists of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2014, held in Antwerp, Belgium. 57 contestants from 11 countries, have been whittled down to 12 Finalists, all set to compete in the first Genée Final ever to be held […]

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September 26, 2014

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Coppélia takes centre stage for the G20 Summit

Queensland Ballet’s Coppélia takes centre stage for the G20 Summit People of all ages will be able to enjoy Queensland Ballet’s box office hit Coppélia, when it comes as a free event to the G20 Cultural Celebrations for free. Arts Minister Ian Walker says it was the first time Queensland Ballet would give a full-length […]

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September 25, 2014

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2014/2015 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates

Canada’s National Ballet School Announces 2014/2015 National Audition Tour & Open Class Dates Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce that the 2014/2015 National Audition Tour (NAT), which includes Auditions and Open Classes, will commence in Halifax, NS on November 3.  This year’s NAT, which is presented by Sun Life Financial, will visit […]

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September 25, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live On World Ballet Day

The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live On World Ballet Day   The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet |  The National Ballet of Canada | San Francisco Ballet The first ever World Ballet Day on Wednesday, October 1 sees extraordinary and unprecedented access behind the scenes across five of the world’s […]

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September 24, 2014

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World Ballet Day | What you’ll see

Photograph by Cheryl Angear

World Ballet Day | What you’ll see THE ROYAL BALLET OPENS ITS ‘VIRTUAL DOORS’ FOR AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE WORKING DAY AS PART OF A GLOBAL FIRST: WORLD BALLET DAY ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING ON WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of […]

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