Tag Archives: Ballet

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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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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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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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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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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