Tag Archives: Ballet

Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

October 31, 2014

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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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Ballet News Giveaway

October 23, 2014

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Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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Calling All Dancers!

October 21, 2014

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Calling all dancers! #DanceSelfie Day Today Dance Proms need you to take a #DanceSelfie and tweet it today 21 October with the hashtag #DanceSelfie. They want to get dancers from all around the world tweeting their dancing selfies – highlighting what a large, diverse and inspirational community we all are! Make sure you use the […]

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CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ZULU BALLET INALA EMBARKS ON LONDON AND NATIONAL TOUR

September 4, 2014

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INALA August 2014 Photos by Giulietta Verdon Roe

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED INALA EMBARKS ON LONDON AND NATIONAL TOUR Tour follows world première at Edinburgh International Festival in August 2014   Critically-acclaimed Zulu ballet INALA, featuring live music by four-time Grammy Award®-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo and current and former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert, will begin its UK tour at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in […]

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The Ballet News Summer Puzzle

August 13, 2014

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Yonah Acosta & Shiori Kase photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Summer Puzzle Following on from the extremely successful puzzles offered previously, the image you see above is set to be turned into a bespoke Limited Edition jigsaw puzzle (without the watermark) just for you. The Ballet News Summer Puzzle measures 10 x 7″ and has 140 pieces. It’s ideal for holidays and travel, […]

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Ballet News To Build on Its Success

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 […]

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Ballet Meets Wimbledon 2014

July 5, 2014

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The Wimbledon Mash Up As the final matches at Wimbledon are played out this weekend, Ballet News took the tennis theme and highlighted the products making the news. Babolat, the inventor of natural gut strings, provides the official tennis rackets, shoes,* bags and accessories for the Championships, Wimbledon 2014. If they’re good enough for Rafael Nadal…  […]

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years

July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. These plans include: A […]

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Win Your Own Ballet Shoes Worth £160

June 26, 2014

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Win Your Own Ballet Shoes Courtesy of French Sole Earlier this year I reported that French Sole founder and designer Jane Winkworth, designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet. The shoe is in a ballet pink quilted duchess satin with a matching silk cord trim and the bow is trimmed in […]

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2014 FIFA World Cup | Boots Versus Pointe Shoes

June 25, 2014

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ballet, football

2014 FIFA World Cup Collides With Ballet Continuing the storied history of the boot that transformed the industry, Nike launches the new generation of the Mercurial to match the speed of today’s game. The new boot has been unveiled by Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid.  The Superfly has been created to revolutionize speed.   Mercurial boots have always been synonymous with speed, and […]

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Pointe Shoes | Snapped

June 20, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

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. […]

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Dance product launches with sponsorship of young winners

May 26, 2014

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Dance product launches with sponsorship of young winners Dance Essential Supplements is a dedicated company formulating and manufacturing nutritional and dietary supplements specifically for dancers. To launch the supplements the company teamed up with the world’s top competitive online dance competition Dance Upon a Dream, sponsoring and supporting Season 3 senior category winners. Dance Essential Supplements was born […]

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

May 22, 2014

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Win a luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall     Win! – a pair of tickets, signed pointe shoes and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a 3 course dinner Thursday 12th June (principal casting : Alina Cojocaru & Friedemann […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes

May 7, 2014

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Ballet Photography by Richard Calmes | Lines and LEAPS Richard Calmes’ third book, Lines and LEAPS, features a unique concept – showcasing the dancer’s line and then on the opposite page, a leap, or as it’s more usually known in ballet, a jete. Calmes says, “Lines and LEAPS is my third book. It is filled with […]

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Petals & Pointe

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.

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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

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 […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

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 […]

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