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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season

June 10, 2016

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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season Director Kevin O’Hare has made the following promotions for the forthcoming Season: Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada have been promoted to Principal, the Company’s highest rank. Claire Calvert, Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell are promoted to First Soloists. Matthew Ball […]

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME

September 30, 2015

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SCIENCE AND FAIRY-TALE: THE ROYAL BALLET’S RAVEN GIRL AND CONNECTOME    Raven Girl / Connectome Tuesday 6 October – Saturday 24 October   The Royal Ballet presents an evening of contemporary ballet exploring themes of identity and science as Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl and Alastair Marriott’s Connectome return to the Royal Opera House for their […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

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CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

September 2, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

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 […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl

February 27, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Ravel Girl by Audrey Niffenegger This story is the beginning point for Wayne McGregor’s next premiere for The Royal Ballet. All the ingredients for a new fairytale are here : transformation, medicine, unlikely lovers, technology and a Prince. Suspend reality for half an hour and you’ll unearth the fairytale you may (not) have dreamed […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Royal Ballet promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2011/12 season

September 20, 2011

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Promotions, joiners and leavers for The Royal Ballet’s 2011/12 season Akane Takada and Emma Maguire become Soloists  The Royal Ballet’s Akane Takada and Emma Maguire have been promoted to Soloists in the recent Company promotions. Akane Takada, 21 from Japan, joined The Royal Ballet in 2008 as a Prix de Lausanne Dancer and was promoted […]

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The Royal Ballet Autumn booking period casting

July 6, 2011

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Royal Ballet booking period 1 | Autumn 2011 The casting for booking period one produces some notable debuts.  The headlines are : Takada debuts in The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker Kish debuts in Emeralds (Jewels), Requiem, The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker McRae debuts in Rubies (Jewels) Polunin debuts in Marguerite and Armand & Manon […]

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The Royal Ballet : casting for new season

April 14, 2011

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Following on from last night’s news about the new Royal Ballet season, I can now expand on the casting for the beginning of the season. Great to see Akane Takada tackling Aurora with Steven McRae in October – that’s one to book !  The Rojo/Acosta partnership is completely absent from Manon casting. Melissa Hamilton gets […]

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The Royal Ballet : Japan Tsunami Appeal Concert

March 18, 2011

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JAPAN TSUNAMI APPEAL CONCERT Sunday 20 March 4pm LINBURY STUDIO THEATRE Concert performance in aid of the Japan Tsunami Appeal, with former Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet Miyako Yoshida and friends, including: Yuhui Choe, Valeri Hristov, Hikaru Kobayashi, Ryoichi Hirano, Kenta Kura*, Akane Takada*, and students from the Royal Academy of Music. Tickets: […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

January 19, 2011

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The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

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National Dance Awards – Finalists announced

November 5, 2010

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THE 11th ANNUAL NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS FINALISTS OF NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2010 ANNOUNCED The finalists of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2010 were announced today. The winners will be revealed on Monday 24 January 2011 at the awards ceremony in central London. The best male and best female dancer sections look particularly close this […]

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Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet announces promotions

July 16, 2009

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15 JULY 2009 For immediate release Steven McRae becomes The Royal Ballet’s newest Principal in 2009/10 season promotions The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae has been promoted to Principal in the recent Company promotions. The Australian dancer joined the Company in 2004 after two years at The Royal Ballet School and has risen quickly through the […]

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Ballet NEWS | New Work in the Linbury – updated details

May 8, 2009

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Hi everyone, Just a couple of updates to the information in my earlier post, notably who is choreographing each piece, and the details of Kristen McNally’s piece. Yes we did… Choreography : Kristen McNally Sian Murphy Romany Pajdak Pietra Mello Pittman Akane Takada Tom Whitehead Ryiochi Hirano Ernst Meisner Richard Ramsey Liam Scarlett Andrej Uspenski […]

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