Tag Archives: BBC Four

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation

March 25, 2014

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Picture Shows: Director General, Tony Hall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation Introduction Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC’s outlets; and stronger leadership […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake

February 25, 2014

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Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in her dressing room preparing to dance the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo - (C) BBC - Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson

Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]

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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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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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 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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Strictly Come Dancing | Dance Fusion Week

December 8, 2012

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**LIVE SHOW** Pasha Kovalev, Kimberley Walsh - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Week 10 It’s dance fusion week for the 6 remaining celebrities – a new concept for the UK but already seen on the US version of the show, Dancing with the Stars. It’s basically a mash-up of two dances, to one track. The dance can be half and half, or dip in […]

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Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet

November 29, 2012

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LEN GOODMAN enjoys a break during a Tea Dance at the spiritual home of Ballroom Dancing, Blackpool’s TOWER BALLROOM Len Goodman - (C) Roger Keech Productions Ltd - Photographer: Roger Keech

Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet, The British Ballroom Story  Let’s misbehave Strictly’s Len Goodman charts the rise and fall of British ballroom through two world wars and beyond. The scandal and outrage that followed the introduction of each new dance – even the Waltz and the Foxtrot – and beyond into jazz and ragtime and the nightclub […]

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Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives.

March 30, 2011

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30 March 2011 Arts Council Funding Announcement and English National Ballet announces new fundraising initiatives. ACE’s assessment of English National Ballet is excellent noting that “the organisation would contribute well to a national picture of funded organisations which is balanced across size, type, artform, geographical spread, diversity and contribution to our goals”. Arts Council England […]

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Rachel Ware is Ballet News’ Paris Ballerine

March 29, 2011

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Bourjois has launched a Paris Ballerine make-up range for Spring 2011 which is due to be launched shortly.  Hot on the trail of new trends, Ballet News invited a crack team of professionals (Bex Singleton – photographer & Laura Tucker – make-up artist) to create two new looks using Paris Ballerine products, with a twist.  I wanted to show […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet – The Nutcracker diaries

March 20, 2011

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The last episode of Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet airs this Tuesday on BBC Four at 9pm.  This week the film focuses on preparations for The Nutcracker, their 10th production. 75% of this version was created by Artistic Director Wayne Eagling for the Dutch National Ballet, with the remaining 25% to be […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet episode 2

March 10, 2011

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English National Ballet This is where ballet starts to get tough. Tough to dance. Tough to watch. In fact, just watching is likely to leave you feeling banjaxed.  The second episode in BBC Four’s behind-the-scenes documentary following English National Ballet over the course of a year focuses on Romeo & Juliet, and within that context the lives of two company dancers who have been cast together, […]

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Ballet NEWS | interviews English National Ballet’s Vadim Muntagirov

March 9, 2011

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If you tuned in to see Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet recently, you might want to know more about one of the stars of the film, Vadim Muntagirov.  Last year in interviewed English National Ballet’s young First Soloist, Vadim Muntagirov for The Stage.  He talks about his tough Russian ballet training, and […]

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