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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season

March 26, 2015

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season Choreographer Liam Scarlett returns to The Royal Ballet School to create new work for summer performances The School’s 2015 Summer Season at the Royal Opera House will include five performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre from 1 to 4 July and will culminate in a matinée performance on the […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature

October 8, 2013

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in ‘Bye’ part of her 6,000 Miles Away dance show at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Sylvie Guillem - (C) BBC - Photographer: n/a

Ballet News Previews | Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature Sylvie Guillem – Force of Nature highlights Guillem straightforwardly. With exclusive access over several months, The Culture Show sent their presenter (Clemency-Burton Hill) to Guillem’s home in the Swiss mountains, to Senegal where Guillem is involved with an environmental group, and to Sadlers Wells in London […]

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Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection

September 6, 2013

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Frederick Ashton with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, 1962. Photo: Associated Newspapers, The Royal Ballet School Collections, White Lodge Museum.

Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection A new exhibition, Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection, opens at White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93), and to celebrate his lifelong search for perfection as a dancer, choreographer and director.   Two of […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate

July 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate     The Royal Ballet School announces the appointment of Christopher Powney to the new post of Artistic Director Designate, who will take up his position in April 2014. The summer term of 2014 will be a transitional period after which he will take over running the […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own

September 18, 2012

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Ballet Gala Celebration | In a class of their own   A Gala Evening Performance CELEBRATION! ‘In a class of their own’ Featuring stars of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, West End Productions and many more well-known artists who have generously agreed to perform. Directed by Wayne Sleep, Royal […]

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12

September 8, 2011

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The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2011/12 reviewed There’s no doubt that this is an attractive book; it’s unusual size and striking photograph on the cover (Lauren Cuthbertson and Sergei Polunin from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) will draw you in.  What happens when you delve inside ? The annual Yearbook is a curious mix of looking back […]

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The Royal Ballet Season details for 2011/12

April 13, 2011

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Today The Royal Ballet has announced it’s plans for Monica Mason’s final season as Artistic Director. Since 1987 Mason has been involved with the direction of the company to some degree, first as Anthony Dowell’s assistant, then Assistant Director, though Acting Director and finally in December 2002 as Director.  This year we have been told that there is […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet – Natasha Oughtred

June 26, 2009

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Photo : Tamara Oughtred Regular readers will recall that I recently interviewed Natasha Oughtred from Birmingham Royal Ballet. Natasha mentioned that she would be dancing in, amongst other things, Galanteries & The Dream. Here is rehearsal footage of The Dream, where Natasha and the other dancers are being coached by Royal Ballet dancers Dame Antoinette […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natasha Oughtred, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

June 10, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Natasha Oughtred, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

  Cupcakes & conversation with Natasha Oughtred, First Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Please note – Natasha has been promoted to Principal since this interivew was published. Natasha will be dancing in The Two Pigeons at the Birmingham Hippodrome on June 18th at 2pm and 19th at 7.30pm and later in Galanteries, The Dance House and […]

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