New Year | Composed By Cheryl in 2015 So, it’s a curious thing. I’ve been running Ballet News for a few years now, and finally I’ve got round to adding a blog to the website. It’s going to be a personal take on a slice of everything that comes my way – good and bad – and I hope […]
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January 1, 2015
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January 1, 2015
Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!
December 31, 2014
A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]
December 24, 2014
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Happy Holidays from Ballet News Happy Holidays to all Ballet Newsers. Thank you for your support during 2014 and here’s to a mahoosive 2015 for all of us!
November 9, 2014
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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday This is a photograph I took earlier this year, of Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni. The colour and position of the tutu remind me of a red poppy and so I’m publishing it again today as it’s Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. Follow this link to view the […]
October 30, 2014
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Cupcakes & Conversation | Published The popular and original Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers has been available in e-book format for some time, but you can now buy one of the Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation series as an actual book. What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain […]
July 21, 2014
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Ballet News To Build on Its Success Nobody likes to ask, do they ? But if you don’t ask, you don’t get…. Expanding Ballet News is an expensive business. Planning & development behind the scenes/production of regular exclusive content published for you : there’s always a cost involved. Heading to an event : there’s a cost involved in […]
June 20, 2014
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Pointe Shoes | Snapped Pointe shoes are essential if you’re a professional classical ballet dancer. They elongate the line of a dancer but they don’t last long, they are often made to measure and they still require a lot of preparation & sewing before they are worn – for perhaps only one Act of a ballet. […]
May 6, 2014
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Petals & Pointe Petals & Pointe – photographs celebrating vintage pointe shoes, hand printed cashmere mix scarves by Bluebellgray, bath petals by Heathcote & Ivory and hand made leg warmers by Sue Murphy. You can order yours via Sue’s facebook page, Mama Sue’s Warmers.
May 2, 2014
Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]
April 29, 2014
Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]
April 17, 2014
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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray. I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]
February 20, 2014
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Does your dog enjoy ballet ? How adorable is this image ? Long-time Ballet News collaborator, Noemi Manalang, is more usually inspired by fashion, and her illustrations mix the latest catwalk trends with classical ballet. However, reaction to a recent illustration of a ballet dancer and a very special dancing dog, inspired her to create a […]
December 25, 2013
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Happy Ballet News Christmas ! I received this lovely Christmas Card from Berenice Bercelli, with whom I’ve been collaborating over the past year, and I wanted to share it with you. Many of Bercelli’s illustrations that have been exclusive to Ballet News are for sale as Limited Editions (though not this one). Happy Christmas to […]
November 14, 2013
The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings – plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]
October 31, 2013
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Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers ! There are a whole host of illustrations available to purchase.
October 9, 2013
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The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle This year I’m offering the popular Ballet News Christmas puzzle, with a new photograph. The Snowflakes guiding the Sleigh through the snow – as seen above – is the photograph that has been chosen by you, my lovely readers. I know it seems very early to be thinking about Christmas! The reason […]
September 28, 2013
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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | Week One – Saturday night This was the night that Abbey and Aljaz stole the show with a chart topping score of 32 for their Waltz which Bruno thought was “deeply felt.” Ben & Kristina’s Cha Cha drew an unfavourable comment from Craig, who said “I’ve seen breeze blocks with more […]
September 23, 2013
Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook. Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the […]
September 17, 2013
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Ballet Business | How to write a press release Ballet Business is a series of features tailored to specific goals : understanding how to work with the media, how to get into ballet in the first place and how to raise funds, to name three. All of these features have the single aim of helping you to raise your […]