Tag Archives: Birmingham Royal Ballet

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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‘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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

February 7, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   A triple bill of witty classics, Three of a Kind The UK premiere performances of David Bintley’s The Prince of the Pagodas   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome […]

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Students of Elmhurst School for Dance leap towards new accommodation

December 17, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance - new sixth form accomodation - image supplied by St Paul's Associates

Students of Elmhurst School for Dance leap towards new accommodation To resolve a demand for additional boarding premises in the vicinity of its Bristol Road premises in Birmingham, Elmhurst School for Dance is working with Calthorpe Estates, Birmingham-based architects St Paul’s Associates, and construction, design and management co-ordinator DBK to provide additional accommodation for its […]

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DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome launch International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014

December 13, 2013

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DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome launch International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014   One of Europe’s biggest dance festivals returns for the fourth time More theatre shows than ever before 5 world premieres and brand new commissions   The award-winning International Dance Festival Birmingham, one of Europe’s biggest dance festivals, returns to the city from 24 April […]

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2013 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award win marks a triumphant homecoming for VIC dancer

November 29, 2013

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Chris Rodgers-Wilson photo by Paul Scala

 2013 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award win marks a triumphant homecoming for VIC dancer Chris Rodgers-Wilson has been crowned the 2013 winner of the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA), receiving a $20,000 cash prize awarded by Principal Partner Telstra. The win marks a triumphant homecoming for the 25-year-old from Camberwell in Victoria. Chris began his professional […]

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A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance

November 11, 2013

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Elmhurst School for Dance

A Day At Elmhurst School for Dance Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside a vocational ballet school ? Olivia Caughey recently won a prize to visit Elmhurst School For Dance at the 2013 Move It expo. Caughey is 15 years old and will be auditioning for Upper Schools, including Elmhurst, in the coming […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER

October 23, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME performances: FRIDAY 22  November – THURSday 12December 2013 Birmingham Hippodrome Ticket Office: 0844 338 5000  With tickets selling fast and several performances in Birmingham already sold out, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s spectacular production of the fairytale classic The Nutcracker, created by […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET IS A SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENT OF ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND’S CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

October 23, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET IS A SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENT OF ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND’S CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME   Birmingham Royal Ballet is thrilled to announce it is a successful recipient under Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme.  Earlier in the year the Company was successful at Stage One of the Capital application process. The Company continued to Stage […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP

September 24, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S THE CADBURY DANCE FELLOWSHIP A NEW INITIATIVE SUPPORTS THE FUTURE OF YOUNG DANCERS The start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season marks the beginning of The Cadbury Dance Fellowship, a new initiative to develop some of the best emerging talent in the field of classical ballet. It is specifically designed to help […]

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SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala

September 16, 2013

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SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala

SERGEI POLUNIN to join star-studded gala to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI Produced by MARGUERITE PORTER, RICHARD CLIFFORD SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7pm  Tickets: £12 to £85 Starring:               SERGEI POLUNIN, IMELDA STAUNTON, WAYNE SLEEP and SAMANTHA BOND, […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2013 AUTUMN SEASON

September 10, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2013 AUTUMN SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   A triple bill of David Bintley’s works, Penguin Cafe Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Sleeping Beauty   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000   Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 3 – 12 […]

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Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection

September 6, 2013

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Frederick Ashton with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, 1962. Photo: Associated Newspapers, The Royal Ballet School Collections, White Lodge Museum.

Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection A new exhibition, Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection, opens at White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93), and to celebrate his lifelong search for perfection as a dancer, choreographer and director.   Two of […]

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL

August 12, 2013

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Celebrating its 40th anniversary SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7.00pm Tickets: £12 to £85 Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI and with stars of the ROYAL BALLET, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, SCOTTISH BALLET, NORTHERN BALLET, ENGLISH NATIONAL […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET presents the LONDON premiere performances of David Bintley’s THE PRINCE OF THE PAGODAS

July 23, 2013

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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 ballet score to be performed during the Britten 100 celebrations      Designs by Olivier award-winning and War Horse […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduates | Class of 2013

July 14, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

The Royal Ballet School Graduates 2013 This year the Graduate class of The Royal Ballet School have been awarded contracts as follows : To The Royal Ballet : Luca Acri, Annette Buvoli, Matthew Ball, David Donnelly, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé (the latter two are already dancing with the company).   To Birmingham Royal Ballet […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate

July 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate     The Royal Ballet School announces the appointment of Christopher Powney to the new post of Artistic Director Designate, who will take up his position in April 2014. The summer term of 2014 will be a transitional period after which he will take over running the […]

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