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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 AUTUMN SEASON

September 2, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Three one-act ballets each touched in some way by war, Shadows of War A revival of David Bintley’s gothic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | KARA LARSON APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

August 18, 2014

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Birmingham Royal Ballet | Kara Larson Appointed Director of Marketing & Communications Kara Larson has been appointed as the new Director of Marketing and Communications for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Ms Larson has previously worked in a number of senior marketing and communications roles for opera companies and performing arts centres in the United States including […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014

July 22, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2014 To The Royal Ballet Reece Clarke Calvin Richardson Gina Storm-Jensen Grace Blundell Grace Horler   To Birmingham Royal Ballet Alexander Bird Edivaldo Souza da Silva   To Bavarian State Ballet Maud-Hélène Treille   To Stuttgart Ballet Adam Russell-Jones   To Royal Danish Ballet Drew Nelson Samuel Rees   […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF ITS DANCE TRACK PROGRAMME

July 17, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF ITS DANCE TRACK PROGRAMME Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Dance Track programme seeks out and nurtures dance talent from primary schools across the City of Birmingham   Over the 2013/14 academic year Dance Track has reached out to 31 schools across North and South Birmingham and delivered workshops to over […]

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ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014

July 2, 2014

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ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014 Elmhurst School for Dance, the UK’s oldest established vocational dance school, working in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will present its annual series of Summer performances, beginning on Friday 4th July 2014. The performances, aimed at showcasing the talent of the whole school will present excerpts from the […]

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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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014

June 30, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014   At the end of the 2013/2014 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:   Samara Downs is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist   Delia Mathews is promoted from First Artist to Soloist Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Artist to Soloist William Bracewell is promoted […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S FREEFALL DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS SEATED AND FREEFALLING FROM OUTER SPACE

June 24, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S FREEFALL DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS SEATED AND FREEFALLING FROM OUTER SPACE AT THE PATRICK CENTRE, BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Performances: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 July at 7pm Patrick Centre Box Office: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Freefall Dance Company is currently busy in rehearsals for their latest exciting creation- Seated.  In […]

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances

June 17, 2014

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances English National Ballet School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As we approach the end of our celebratory year we are delighted to announce that for this first time in our 25 year history we have graduating students joining all 5 UK ballet companies : English National Ballet, […]

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DAVID BINTLEY STEPS DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BALLET OF JAPAN

May 27, 2014

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DAVID BINTLEY STEPS DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BALLET OF JAPAN Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley will make his last trip to Tokyo this week as the Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Japan. David ends his reign in Tokyo with the re-staging of his production The Prince of the Pagodas […]

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Sadlers Wells Autumn/Winter 2014 Season

May 8, 2014

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Sadlers Wells Autumn/Winter 2014 Season Royal Swedish Ballet (Sweden) PART OF NORTHERN LIGHT SEASON Mats Ek’s Juliet & Romeo UK PREMIERE Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 September Tickets: £12 – £45 The fourth oldest ballet company in the world, Royal Swedish Ballet performs in London for the first time since 1995. To celebrate its 240th […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET OPENS THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM

April 11, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET OPENS THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM AT THE CRESCENT THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM Performances: Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 April 2014   THE CRESCENT THEATRE Ticket Office: 0121 643 5858 or visit online   After the success of the Company’s 2012 performances, Birmingham Royal Ballet opens this year’s International Dance Festival Birmingham with […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014 – 2015 SEASON

April 4, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014 – 2015 SEASON AT BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   A      re-creation by Dame Gillian Lynne of a ground-breaking work from the      Company’s history: Robert Helpmann’s 1944 ballet Miracle in the Gorbals Sir      Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker returns      for Christmas David      Bintley’s brand-new one-act ballet The      King […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Prince Of The Pagodas

March 26, 2014

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Tyrone Singleton as the King of the South; photo: Phil Hitchman

Ballet News Reviews | The Prince Of The Pagodas | Birmingham Royal Ballet The Prince of The Pagodas Birmingham Royal Ballet London Coliseum, 26th March 2014 David Bintley’s The Prince Of The Pagodas was funded by philanthropic support from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s audience. Touring, the support is harder to see. Tonight’s opening might have been […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Grosse Fuge Iain Mackay photo Roy Smiljanic

Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere of THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS

March 18, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS   The full-length ballet is one of the  closing highlights of the world-wide Britten 100 celebrations   Britten’s only full-length ballet score to be performed during the Britten 100 celebrations      Designs by Olivier award-winning and War Horse designer […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Miles Gilliver, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 13, 2014

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Miles Gilliver by Ty Singleton

Cupcakes & Conversation with Miles Gilliver, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The excitement of what opportunities the new week will bring, and knowing that I get to do what I love for a living in such an inspiring environment. And fair bit of coffee! If ballet chose […]

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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Luke Schaufuss, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

February 19, 2014

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Luke Schaufuss photo Kate Watson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Luke Schaufuss, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? To answer the question bluntly; usually I’m asleep on a Monday at this time. At Birmingham Royal Ballet, we start our Mondays later. Hooray! However, the constant need to improve, and become better always helps […]

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