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Ballet News Reviews | Swan, The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

November 12, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Swan, The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova Swan is a short children’s story book by Laurel Snyder, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Julie Morstad. It follows the story of Anna Pavlova’s life, from her humble beginnings to world-wide fame, to the moment she asks for her Swan costume. The illustrations […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Celebrates Ballet History in 2014-2015 Season Finale

April 10, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Celebrates Ballet History in 2014-2015 Season Finale Honoring Vaslav Nijinsky, the Company pays tribute to The Ballets Russes SARASOTA, FL (April 2, 2015) –The Sarasota Ballet ends the 2014-2015 Season with a retrospective paying tribute to The Ballets Russes and the famed male dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky. The program featuring Michel Fokine’s Les […]

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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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THE SANTANDER BANK FOUNDATION REWARDS THE TALENT AND CREATIVITY OF TAMARA ROJO

June 7, 2013

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THE SANTANDER BANK FOUNDATION REWARDS THE TALENT AND CREATIVITY OF TAMARA ROJO        The dancer receives the II Santander Bank Foundation Award for Anglo-Spanish Relations.      Rojo received the award before an array of eminent personalities and friends.      A sculpture by the Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias and 10,000 Euros constitute the prize.   […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky

February 14, 2013

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London Coliseum to host tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2013   Grand annual gala to celebrate the life and work of the legendary dancer   The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2013, a grand gala evening dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky will be held on the 10th March 2013 on the stage […]

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department

January 31, 2013

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department Leading dancewear brand Capezio has announced today their Covent Garden flagship store will be launching the biggest children’s dancewear department in London on Monday 4th February 2013 during an exclusive VIP preview evening for dance teachers, schools and parents. In addition to the launch party, Capezio will […]

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE

December 18, 2012

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LANDMARK SEASON FOR THE MARIINSKY THEATRE OPENING OF NEW OPERA HOUSE IN ST. PETERSBURG, MULTIMEDIA AND 3D PRODUCTIONS OF MARIINSKY PERFORMANCES AND EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TOUR The new Mariinsky theatre (Mariinsky II) scheduled to open Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 May, 2013 The Mariinsky Theatre’s 2012/2013 landmark season, which includes an extraordinary schedule of tours, performances, […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Anna Pavlova, Twentieth Century Ballerina

July 15, 2012

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Ballet Books | Anna Pavlova | Twentieth Century Ballerina Beautifully put together, the covetable coffee-table book Anna Pavlova, Twentieth Century Ballerina is a treasure. “It was Anna Pavlova, and no one else, who opened the world to ballet.” Written by Jane Pritchard (Curator of dance at the V&A) with Caroline Hamilton (dance and costume historian) and […]

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Anna Pavlova: Twentieth-Century Ballerina

May 25, 2012

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Anna Pavlova: Twentieth-Century Ballerina  By Jane Pritchard with Caroline Hamilton A new book published as part of the Pavlova 2012 centenary celebrations 2012 marks the centenary of Anna Pavlova becoming a London resident and making Ivy House her London home (now the London Jewish Cultural Centre). The house, in Hampstead, remained her home until her […]

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Tamara Rojo’s Fusion Journey

April 12, 2012

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Tamara Rojo’s Fusion Journey Last month, Tamara Rojo performed a World Premiere at the Russian Icons Gala in honour of Anna Pavlova.  Rojo danced Life is a Dream, choreographed by Fei Bo. At the time I reported, “Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet), in a World Premiere by Fei Bo called Life is a Dream, delivered […]

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Capezio Celebrates 125 Years Of Excellence

April 2, 2012

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Capezio Celebrates 125 Years Of Excellence The Dance/Entertainment Event of the New Year! Monday, APRIL 23, 2012  at 7:00 pm  at  New York CITY CENTER   Capezio celebrates 125 years of excellence with this one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Russian Ballet Icons Gala

March 9, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala London Coliseum Sunday 4th March 2012 What a night. The thing about this Gala series is that you don’t get standard gala fare – Don Quixote, Swan Lake etc,. Galas can present the kind of difficulties that you don’t find in the standard repertory and arise out of a lack of rehearsal […]

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched

March 2, 2012

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched with event listings 2012 marks the centenary of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova making London, and Ivy House, her home. Pavlova lived at Ivy House from 1912 until her death in 1931. The the London Jewish Cultural Centre has launched a special website where you’ll find details of all the […]

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Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin | A Man in Motion

January 28, 2012

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Men in Motion Sadlers Wells, London The Royal Ballet’s ex-principal dancer Sergei Polunin (you might have heard – he quit last week) takes to the Sadlers Wells stage with Ivan Putrov, Igor Kolb, Elena Glurdjidze, Daniel Proietto and Aaron Sillus for the aptly titled Men in Motion – which closes tomorrow. Men in Motion explores the beauty […]

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2012 | Tribute to Anna Pavlova

January 4, 2012

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala and Dinner 2012 | Tribute to Anna Pavlova Celebrating a centenary of Anna Pavlova making her home in London, at Ivy House Sunday 4 March 2012, 7.00pm, The London Coliseum Box Office: 0871 911 0200 I can’t recommend this ballet Gala to you highly enough.  No matter how expensive you feel […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

April 21, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning ?  Tuesday is the first day of work for ABT. My husband, James McCullough, is usually up by 6. He makes the coffee and gets me up, so I can be in class by 10 am. […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

November 29, 2010

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Ballet News Reviews | Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans Jennifer Homan’s history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels, is told from the perspective of a former dancer (trained at the School of American Ballet, performed with Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet & Pacific Northwest Ballet) who “grappled with the knotty interpretative dilemmas of the various […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet’s Carlos Acosta and The Dying Swan

July 1, 2009

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Photo : Johan Persson Regular readers will already be aware of this upcoming show. However, I promised you some news. Did you groan at the prospect of seeing another Dying Swan in the programme ? Thought you’d seen it all before ? Close, but no cigar. Ballet superstar Carlos Acosta Rather like Ida, the 47 […]

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