Tag Archives: Alina Cojocaru

English National Ballet | Akram Khan’s Giselle National Tour

September 8, 2016

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English National Ballet | Akram Khan’s Giselle National Tour Tuesday 27 Sept – Saturday 19 Nov 2016 Tickets: £10.75 – £58.15   Casting announced, Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Fernanda Oliveira and Madison Keesler perform in the role of Giselle. Isaac Hernandez, James Streeter and Fernando Bufalá perform in the role of Albrecht. A new version […]

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English National Ballet Swan Lake in-the-round

February 24, 2016

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English National Ballet's Swan Lake photographed by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet Swan Lake in-the-round Royal Albert Hall, SW7 Wednesday 1 – Sunday 12 June 2016 Performances at 7.30pm (mats at 2.30pm on 4, 5, 9, 11, 12) Tickets: £22.39 to £73.90 Tickets  0845 401 5045  Raymond Gubbay Ltd and the Royal Albert Hall present Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake in-the-round […]

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Queensland Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty Sets New Box Office Record

November 5, 2015

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Alina Cojocaru and Chi Cao in Greg Horsman's The Sleeping Beauty. Photo David Kelly.

Queensland Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty Sets New Box Office Record Queensland Ballet’s recent production of Greg Horsman’s The Sleeping Beauty has become the Company’s highest selling production ever, overtaking the latest record set just last year. The hugely successful season closed on Saturday night surpassing the recent record set by last year’s season of […]

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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker | Principal Casting

October 15, 2015

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Ballet News, Nutcracker, Christmas, London

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker | Principal Casting English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas from Wednesday 16 December 2015 – Sunday 10 January 2016. Following a hugely successful run in 2014 when over 70,000 audience members made it part of their holiday celebrations, this version by Wayne Eagling […]

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English National Ballet – National Tour Principal Casting

September 22, 2015

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English National Ballet – National Tour Principal Casting English National Ballet Lest We Forget / Romeo & Juliet / Le Corsaire National Tour 8 September – 28 November 2015 Performance times and ticket prices vary Continuing its commitment to taking world-class ballet to audiences across the country, this Autumn English National Ballet presents three critically […]

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English National Ballet | Lest We Forget | Principal Casting

July 28, 2015

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English National Ballet | Lest We Forget Sadler’s Wells, EC1R Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 September 2015 Performances at 7.30pm (mat at 2.30pm) Tickets: £12 – £45 Tickets online or 0844 412 4300  After moving audiences and critics alike at its premiere in 2014, English National Ballet’s poignant reflection on the First World War, Lest We Forget […]

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty

July 23, 2015

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty Queensland Ballet continues to bring international dance stars to audiences with the announcement of another celebrated Cuban dancer joining the Company for its October season of The Sleeping Beauty. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin said Victor Estévez will join Queensland […]

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Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum

October 23, 2014

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Updated Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum   Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas from Thursday 11 December 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015. Nutcracker sees Guest Artist Mathias Dingman’s debut performance with English National Ballet. He performs in the role of the Prince, alongside […]

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Queensland Ballet continues its Super Star year

September 22, 2014

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Queensland Ballet continues its Super Star year   Queensland’s reputation as an arts leader is set to get another Super Star boost with two of the world’s leading dancers coming exclusively to the state to perform with Queensland Ballet.   Arts Minister Ian Walker said the Super Star Fund would bring Alina Cojocaru from English National […]

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FAIRY TALES ARE BACK IN FASHION | Queensland Ballet announces Season 2015

September 22, 2014

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FAIRY TALES ARE BACK IN FASHION | Queensland Ballet announces Season 2015 Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin continues to dream big in his third season for the Company, announcing a program of four magical ballets by celebrated international choreographers for Season 2015. Queensland Ballet will perform Peter Schaufuss’ La Sylphide, Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan, Greg […]

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker

August 18, 2014

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker Principal casting for English National Ballet’s Autumn UK tour and Nutcracker is today announced. Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro Virelles makes his debut as Principal with the Company, performing the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s Odette/Odile in Derek […]

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

May 22, 2014

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall     Win! – a pair of tickets, signed pointe shoes and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a 3 course dinner Thursday 12th June (principal casting : Alina Cojocaru & Friedemann […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Lest We Forget | English National Ballet

April 3, 2014

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Artistic Director and principle dancer Tamara Rojo & Fabian Reimair from English National Ballet rehearse Akram Khan 's new work: Dust, as part of a program entitled 'Lest We Forget' in commemoration of the start of World War I, at The Barbican Centre, London on March 15, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Ballet News Reviews | Lest We Forget | English National Ballet Lest We Forget English National Ballet The Barbican, 2nd April 2014 Many evenings spent in the theatre are forgettable; either the music grates or the choreography is so-so. Not this one. Rarely, if ever, have I seen English National Ballet so together and, well, […]

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Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes

March 13, 2014

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Iana Salenko Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes Photographing last weekend’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala rehearsal at the London Coliseum it was possible to highlight the dancers as they prepared for their segment, as well as afterwards. These are the photographs of those moments.    

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget

March 11, 2014

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget                           Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo are set to perform in an unmissable first, for this World Premiere, which opens at the Barbican on 2 April 2014. Further Principal […]

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Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures

March 10, 2014

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Marianela Nunez & Thiago Soares photographed by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons 2014 In Pictures Yesterday saw the Russian Ballet Icons Gala take place in London. These photographs of dancers such as Alina Cojocaru, Sergei Polunin, Marianela Nunez and Igor Zelensky were taken during the rehearsal.                                      

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake

February 25, 2014

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Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in her dressing room preparing to dance the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo - (C) BBC - Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson

Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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