Tag Archives: Ballet

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale | In Pictures

April 10, 2014

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in Act II of The Winter’s Tale

The Royal Ballet | The Winter’s Tale   The Royal Ballet’s new full length narrative ballet, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, by Christopher Wheeldon opened tonight at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The production runs until Thursday 8th May 2014.

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NEW BOOK REVEALS AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL STEVEN McRAE

April 9, 2014

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Steven McRae

NEW BOOK REVEALS AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF ROYAL BALLET PRINCIPAL STEVEN McRAE  Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane is a revealing insight into the world of Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae. Photographed over the last 12 months by Andrej Uspenski, this book offers a glimpse […]

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Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes

March 13, 2014

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Iana Salenko Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Russian Ballet Icons | Photo Outtakes Photographing last weekend’s Russian Ballet Icons Gala rehearsal at the London Coliseum it was possible to highlight the dancers as they prepared for their segment, as well as afterwards. These are the photographs of those moments.    

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Ballet News Reviews | Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina

February 27, 2014

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Dancing with Prince Photo credit Getty Images

Ballet News Reviews | Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland Unlike many books of the genre, which are akin to digesting dust, Misty Copeland’s story, written with Charisse Jones, is an engaging read. Lightly written, with dark corners that punctuate her life, she tells it like it is, in a balanced […]

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Revel in the magic of ballet

February 20, 2014

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Ballet Season on BBC Two & BBC Four Revel in the magic of ballet, with this season of documentaries that includes footage never publicly seen before. Subscribe to Ballet News for the latest previews of each programme.

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En Avant Foundation

January 31, 2014

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En Avant Foundation A New Non-Profit Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching, Mentoring and the Awarding of Scholarships En Avant Foundation is a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet by offering specialised ballet coaching via Master Classes and Workshops, utilising eminent artists from the ballet world who by virtue of their […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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Bloch Warm-Up Boots | New Colours

December 20, 2013

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Bloch Warm-Up Boots | New Colours Since I first recommended Bloch’s warm-up boots, I’ve had requests for different colours – especially pink. The boots are so popular that I’ve recently included them in my Christmas Edit. Well, today is a good news day and I can report that new colours have been added to the […]

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Ballet Bags from Nina Ricci

September 6, 2013

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Ballet Bags from Nina Ricci Leather doesn’t come much softer than Nina Ricci’s taupe deer tote. Inspired by the elegance of dance, this faultless piece tips the balance from classic to cool with suede trims and polished gold hardware. Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap Zipped top Luggage tag Protective feet Cow leather, Deer leather Height 27cm-10.25″ […]

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Ballet News Interviewed

August 16, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News Interviewed So, this summer the tables were turned ! Here’s an interview I gave recently, which was published in the UK’s top-selling monthly photography magazine. Accompanying my interview are two of my photographs – one from the recent Boston Ballet tour to London which was published on Ballet News and one from a […]

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Darcey Bussell launches Ballet Bedding Collection

August 8, 2013

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Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell Ballerina Bedding Collection Every little girl dreams of becoming a ballerina – now you can embrace and encourage her dreams with this delightful BALLERINA BEDDING collection by former principal ballerina Darcey Bussell.   Indulge your budding ballet dancer with ‘Tiny Ballerina’ and ‘Classical Patchwork’.   In a colour palette of soft pink pastels, with […]

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies

June 26, 2013

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The Spending Review | Further cuts for ballet companies Today The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, made a statement in the House of Commons on the Spending Review and said, “Britain is moving out of intensive care and from rescue to recovery.” The Spending Review 2013 will set out how the government will spend tax-payers’ money between […]

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The Pointe Shoe Puzzle

May 24, 2013

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a pile of ballet pointe shoes

The Pointe Shoe Puzzle The photograph above shows the latest image that will be turned into a Ballet News jigsaw puzzle. As you can see, it will be quite a challenging puzzle this time ! These collectable bespoke puzzles are made in the UK on 3mm wooden board from forests managed on a sustainable basis. […]

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Park yourself at the ballet

April 2, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Parking at the ballet Planning a night out at the ballet usually involves travel considerations. Is it a Bank Holiday/will there be engineering works/how late do the trains run on a Sunday/will there be any point in taking the car ? The answer to the last question, in most major cities, would be no. Trying […]

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Breaking Ballet News | Alina Cojocaru

March 19, 2013

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dancer leans on barre and smiles

Breaking Ballet News Royal Ballet Principal Alina Cojocaru in An Evening in aid of Hospices of Hope (the Bucharest Hospice Appeal) Date 6.30 pm Sunday May 12th 2013 Venue Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London , EC1R 4TN Further details to follow. Subscribe to Ballet News via the link on the homepage so that you don’t miss out.

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Kath Kidston balletware

March 10, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Kath Kidston ballet prints Kath Kidston has a range of soft cotton nightwear, homewares and wipe clean ballet bags which are suitable for girls aged 11-12 approximately. There’s a fun drawstring ballet bag, priced at £12 which is just the right size for little girls, it’s easy to open and easy to carry thanks to the drawstring handles and […]

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Do you think that ballet is elitist ?

March 8, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Do you think that ballet is elitist ? A couple of days ago on the Ballet News facebook page I posed the question : “Do you think that ballet is elitist ?” I wanted to keep the question simple and clear, and I think it’s helpful to start with a definition of elitist : adjective 1. (of […]

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time

March 1, 2013

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pregnant ballet dancer

The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time This photograph, by Richard Calmes, is the most popular image ever to be published on the Ballet News facebook page, so today I wanted to share it with a wider audience. When I first published the image, it was ‘liked’ by 7,896 Ballet News readers and it was […]

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The Ballet News New Year Puzzle

December 28, 2012

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ballet dancers on pointe dressed as snowflakes

The Ballet News New Year Puzzle A while ago I offered Ballet Newsers the chance to own a Limited Edition, bespoke wooden jigsaw puzzle made with a scene from the ballet. At the time, last posting dates for Christmas meant that I couldn’t offer a guaranteed delivery before Christmas to readers overseas. When it’s chilly […]

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The Glitter Story

December 26, 2012

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ballet shoes of glitter

The Glitter Story The Nutcracker ballet wouldn’t be the same without a sprinkling of glitter over just about everything, and at this time of year it’s tempting to get out the glittery shoes, tops and trousers and sparkle your way through Christmas and New Year. But do you know where glitter comes from ? Top […]

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