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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 15, 2013

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Madeliene Eastoe Ty King Wall in Halcyon 2011 Photo by Jeff Busby

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ty King-Wall, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Absolutely nothing! I get up at 8.30am….Not a morning person! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Insanity, and a certain level […]

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The Royal Ballet | Liam Scarlett appointed Artist in Residence

November 2, 2012

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two ballet dancers in a lift

The Royal Ballet | Liam Scarlett appointed Artist in Residence The Royal Ballet has, for the first time ever, appointed an Artist in Residence – dancer Liam Scarlett. By retiring from dancing during the current run of Swan Lake, and with his most recent work, Viscera, premiering this weekend, Scarlett can focus on choreography full-time. […]

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Ballet Business | Dancing on paper

December 19, 2011

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a sample of Benesh Notation

Ballet Business| Dancing on paper | Choreography Central As part of the Ballet News Choreography Central series of in-depth features going backstage to find out who & what brings ballet to life, today’s subject answers the question : how do you write movement, in this case ballet, and what are the practical applications of being able to do so ? What is Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) ? […]

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12

October 3, 2011

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The Royal Ballet | Casting for Booking Period 2 | Winter 2011/12 If you are booking for any of the up-coming Royal Ballet productions, you’ll be well placed if you’ve studied the casting imformation. My choices ? Lauren Cuthbertson’s debut as Manon, partnered with Sergei Polunin who will also debut in the role of Des […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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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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The Royal Ballet’s Mara Galeazzi & her GALA 2011

April 8, 2011

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dancer in arabesque

GALA 2011 Sadlers Wells, London Sunday 3rd April 2011  From the age of 8, Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi wanted to help children in Africa to develop their souls.  With the universal language of dance now at her disposal and a huge dose of goodwill from her friends, Galeazzi has imaginatively produced two charity galas in consecutive years […]

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Breaking Ballet NEWS | National Dance Award winners 2011

January 24, 2011

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Breaking Ballet NEWS | National Dance Award winners 2011

Today the winners of the National Dance Awards 2011 were announced at Sadlers Wells, London.  Recently I published the full list of finalists. Patron of the Awards, Dame Beryl Grey says: “I am delighted that the awards are now entering their second decade and have established an important, permanent and valuable place in the annual dance calendar. […]

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