Tag Archives: Bill Cooper

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes

November 24, 2015

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Darcey Bussell in the ballet studio

Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes This delightful – really sparkling film will be shown on BBC Four. Darcey Bussell picks the ballet men that have shaped and transformed ballet and ends by looking to the future to see who’s next. More details to follow shortly but since this lovely image has been released […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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Claudia Dean – The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One| In Photographs

November 15, 2013

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Claudia Dean – The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | In Photographs I recently interviewed Claudia Dean ahead of her debut as The Chosen One in The Royal Ballet’s The Rite of Spring by Kenneth MacMillan. Today I can add a performance photograph to compliment those in rehearsal that you saw earlier.

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Darcey Bussell’s Gorgeous, Extravagant, New Photo-Biography

August 29, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

 Darcey Bussell | Photo-Biography | First look at the photos I’m not (yet) allowed to tell you all about Darcey Bussell’s new photo-biography, but I can say that this covetable book is in a league of it’s own and for that reason alone I encourage you to pre-order, especially the Limited Edition boxed and signed version – […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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ballet dancer crawls on stage

The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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Scottish Ballet & The Big Arts Give

November 30, 2010

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  ______________________________________________________________   PRESS INFORMATION   From Scottish Ballet                                                               30 November 2010 ______________________________________________________________ THE BIG ARTS GIVE Scottish Ballet invites you to help keep their dancers on their toes all season long As a registered charity, Scottish Ballet is taking part in the Big Arts Give this December, raising money towards the gorgeous array of […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Pointes of View – reviewed

October 17, 2010

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Pointes of View  Birmingham Royal Ballet  Sadlers Wells, 16th October 2010  Birmingham Royal Ballet’s visit to London closes with this triple bill entitled Pointes of View, which promises such varied treats as Concerto, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue & In the Upper Room.   Alexander Campbell had an excellent show; in fact he’s been consistently excellent all […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet reviewed

October 13, 2010

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Romeo & Juliet Birmingham Royal Ballet Sadlers Wells, 13th October 2010 Birmingham Royal Ballet’s version of Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is deliberately designed to stand apart from The Royal Ballet’s 1965 version.  Created in 1992, MacMillian chose a different costume designer (Paul Andrews) rather than taking the existing designs of Nicholas Georgiadis, and this […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet announces an evening of ballet

January 18, 2010

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Lots of exciting news to reveal from Birmingham Royal Ballet – the Company’s 20th Anniversary celebrations begin with The Sleeping Beauty and an evening of music and dance, for one night only, hosted by Alan Titchmarsh : Nao Sakuma as Princess Aurora and Chi Cao as Prince Florimund Photograph :  Bill Cooper MEDIA RELEASE: 18.01.2010 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET BRINGS […]

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Ballet NEWS | Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps

November 11, 2009

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two dancers partner each other on stage

Birmingham Royal Ballet Quantum Leaps Powder | E=mc² | The Centre and its Opposite Sadlers Wells, 10th November 2009 Elisha Willis & Joseph Caley in E=mc² Photo :  Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season arrived in London this week and it is a chance to see this forward-thinking, powerhouse of a Company on top […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Jones, Soloist, English National Ballet

September 14, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Daniel Jones, Soloist, English National Ballet Jones will be performing Hilarion on the opening night of Giselle in Manchester and various other performances, and will be performing Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker (dates to be announced). Jones has his own film production company – Soloistmovies.com. Jones has been quoted in this article […]

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