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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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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Murder & backstage intrigue

November 7, 2013

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Murder & backstage intrigue Q DANCE PROGRAMME CELEBRATES  INNOVATIVE DANCE Winnipeg, MB – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the groundbreaking work of Artistic Director and choreographer Peter Quanz in the fifth installment of Q DANCE, from November 13-16, 2013 at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The sold-out run is an […]

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season

September 24, 2012

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season  Tamara Rojo, the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, today announced details of the company’s new season, talked about her vision for the company and introduced her new artistic team. Ecstasy and Death – 20th Century masterpieces including the company premiere of Jiř Kylián’s […]

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Ballet NEWS | Advanced Principles in teaching classical ballet

January 31, 2011

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The Advanced principles in teaching classical ballet, written by former soloist & ballet master of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, John White, covers a variety of subjects allied to ballet class for intermediate and advanced students. White has taught over 800 novice and experienced teachers and bases his teaching on the Agrippina Vaganova method.  He […]

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Ballet NEWS | Carlos Acosta

January 27, 2011

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The Royal Ballet’s Guest Pricipal Carlos Acosta wrote his autobiography, No Way Home, which was published in 2007. Now, Margaret Willis has decided to raid her memory bank over the last 20 years and write her own version, entitled The Reluctant Dancer.  There is nothing much new here – Carlos’ story is simply told and is already […]

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Sadlers Wells announces record year for 2009/10

October 26, 2010

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SADLER’S WELLS ANNOUNCES RECORD YEAR FOR 2009/10, the UK’s leading dance house, announced its highest audience figures ever at its Annual Press Conference today: a record 600,000 for 872 performances of 136 productions. Sadler’s Wells Interest in dance has increased dramatically. Dance is now second only to football as the most popular activity among schoolchildren, […]

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Cuban Ballet

August 23, 2010

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An exciting new book, Cuban Ballet, hits the bookshelves later this month. The author, Octavio Roca, is a well-informed and well-placed writer of this subject.  Roca is a former music & dance critic for The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and the Miami New Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle.  Roca studied at Emory and […]

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Ballet NEWS | Spring Dance at the London Coliseum

November 2, 2009

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Askonas Holt, Raymond Gubbay and Sadler’s Wells present SPRING DANCE AT THE LONDON COLISEUM Ballet Nacional de Cuba Photo : Stardust Theatre • Ballet Nacional de Cuba to make its debut at the London Coliseum as part of Spring Dance at the Coliseum in 2010. • Carlos Acosta to dance with Ballet Nacional de Cuba […]

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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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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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Ballet NEWS | The Autumn 2009 Season at Sadler’s Wells includes a premiere for Carlos Acosta and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba

May 11, 2009

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picture credit – Johan Persson The new Autumn Season has some exciting highlights for ballet, especially a new show by Carlos Acosta and also a return visit to the UK by the Nacional Ballet de Cuba, who will feature Acosta as guest artist as part of the Spring Dance at the Coliseum season – a […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet makes first historic visit to Cuba this summer

May 11, 2009

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Today The Royal Ballet has announced details of their summer tour – and their first visit to Cuba. What a thrill for the Habaneros to watch Frederick Ashton’s Voices of Spring and Thaïs pas de deux, among others. Manon will be another highlight, with Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo reprising their roles, but I’m surprised […]

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