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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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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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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

April 29, 2013

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall   Wednesday 12 June – Saturday 23 June 2013 Tickets: £19.50 – £65             Box Office: 020 7838 3100                                                                                                     The Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall this June will include: Tamara […]

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 12, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker The Nutcracker English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday 12th December 2012 Party guests and puppets, magic, snow and glitter.  All the elements are there for the taking in The Nutcracker. Wayne Eagling’s production for English National Ballet brings a nephew from Military school (Vadim Muntagirov), a […]

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English National Ballet | casting for The Sleeping Beauty

September 14, 2012

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English National Ballet | casting for The Sleeping Beauty Principal casting has been announced for English National Ballet’s Autumn tour of The Sleeping Beauty.  It will be the first chance for audiences to see new Artistic Director Tamara Rojo dancing with the company at the same time (she was previously a company dancer before leaving for The […]

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English National Ballet return to the Lake | full casting announced

July 10, 2012

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Swan Lake tutus

English National Ballet return to the Lake Derek Deane’s Swan Lake makes a welcome return to the Coliseum for ten performances only during Summer 2012, offering visitors to London the chance to see this five star reviewed production. Dancing the lead role of Odette/Odile on opening night will be Daria Klimentová alongside Russian star Vadim […]

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Ashanti Ballet Gala

September 16, 2011

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 Ballet Gala in aid of Ashanti Development – A Dream of Africa A Dream of Africa is an annual charity gala in aid of Ashanti Development.  Please find below a gallery of images from the gala, held on Sunday evening in London. Photography throughout © Fotini Christofilopoulou. All Rights Reserved. No unauthorized reproduction. [nggallery id=17]

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Ballet Gala – Ashanti Development

September 8, 2011

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Ballet Gala – Ashanti Development The programme for Sunday’s Ballet Gala in aid of Ashanti Developoment is : Welcome by William Carslake Carnaval de Venise Pas de deux – Venus Villa & Fernando Montano                                 Still Moving Pas de Deux by Simon Rice – Hubert Essakow & Paul Liburd             Violin & Piano – Saint-Saens Havanaise                                                                      Frozen  Vanessa […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsals for Swan Lake

March 19, 2011

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The End

Recently I published rehearsal photographs by Bex Singleton with Daria Klimentová and Vadim Muntagirov as they prepared for English National Ballet’s performances of Black & White. Here they rehearse Swan Lake, which opens at the London Coliesum on March 22nd and runs until 26th.  The casting is as follows : Tuesday 22nd March at 7:30pm Arionel […]

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English National Ballet : Black & White

March 17, 2011

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Yonah Acosta

Resolution Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks Black & White English National Ballet London Coliseum 16th March 2011 Five ballets in one hit make quite an impact – first-timers to the ballet will find something to love in this programme. Wayne Eagling’s Resolution, based on Mahler’s Rückert Lieder is a collection of five songs, beautifully and clearly […]

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English National Ballet’s Daria Klimentová & Vadim Muntagirov in rehearsal

March 15, 2011

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If you’ve been entranced by Agony & Ecstasy, the three-part documentary series following English National Ballet over the course of 2010, you might be surprised to discover that neither Romeo & Juliet nor The Nutcracker are currently being performed.  Instead they have innovatively scheduled, among others, a hint of Swan Lake (Black Swan pas de deux) and […]

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White Swan ? Black Swan ? Swan Lake.

February 16, 2011

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White Swan ?  Black Swan ?  Swan Lake.

Casting has been announced for English National Ballet’s version of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum next month.  Vadim Muntagirov, the First Soloist who has lead the company for the last few opening nights in a principal role, will not open this run of performances.  I suggested in my review of his last performance that it might […]

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Ballet NEWS | BIG DANCE 2010

January 21, 2010

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Photograph :  David Parry/PA PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR BIG DANCE 2010 AND 2012: LONDON’S MAYOR INVITES EVERYONE TO DANCE • 10,000 people take part in show-stopping Big World Dance in the streets of London in July 2010 • Wayne McGregor to choreograph London in 2012 • £2.89 million funding from Legacy Trust UK for London’s Big […]

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Ballet NEWS | English National Ballet Swan Lake in-the-round

January 21, 2010

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Zvetlana Zakharova Photograph: Daria Klimentová  © English National Ballet Press Release Derek Deane’s breathtaking Swan Lake in-the-round returns to the Royal Albert Hall in June 2010 starring Polina Semionova and Vadim Muntagirov 9 – 18 June 7.30pm 12, 13, 19 June 2.30pm Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet at the […]

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Ballet NEWS| Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists, casting update

July 15, 2009

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Full details of the cast and programme for Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at the London Coliseum are now available. Due to unforeseen circumstances Nina Kaptsova of the Bolshoi Ballet will not be able to participate in the run of Carlos Acosta & Guest Artists. Nina Kaptsova was due to dance the Pas de Deux […]

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Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists – programme details for July shows

April 29, 2009

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Carlos Acosta and friends

Photo credit : Johan Persson Very exciting news about the July shows, with new repertoire. We have : Arionel Vargas and Begona Cao from English National Ballet – performing Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes accompanied by Rachmaninoff’s score and Derek Deane’s Summertime Miguel Altunaga from Rambert – performing a new piece choreographed by Acosta Veronica Corveas […]

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