Tag Archives: Black Swan

HOUSTON BALLET CAPS THE SEASON WITH STANTON WELCH’S ROMANTIC CLASSIC SWAN LAKE

May 25, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET CAPS THE SEASON WITH STANTON WELCH’S ROMANTIC CLASSIC SWAN LAKE   New Zealand Designer Kristian Fredrikson’s Spectacular Scenery and Costumes Inspired by Pre-Raphaelite Paintings   First Soloist Katharine Precourt and Newly Promoted Soloist Nozomi Iijima  Make Their Debuts as the Swan Queen   Principal Karina Gonzalez Performs the Swan Queen for the First […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

May 29, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alys Shee, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Mondays begin at noon for us so the mornings are very relaxing. It makes it very easy to ease into the working week. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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Ballet Beautiful | TESTED

August 13, 2012

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 Ballet Beautiful | TESTED I recently reviewed Ballet Beautiful, by Mary Helen Bowers but in addition to reading the book I wanted to fully test the routines and see how they would work.  Heather McGowan is a vocational ballet student with the Bolshoi Academy in Russia. On holiday for the summer, I asked Heather to read […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful

August 2, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful Who did Hollywood actress turn to when she needed to play a ballet dancer convincingly, transforming her body into a long, lean physique with taut arms, a strong core, defined muscles and the famous ramrod straight posture, for the film Black Swan, which went on to win an Academy Award ? Former New York […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet

July 31, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? Routine. I am a routine driven person, which kicks in the second my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning. The thought of coffee initially gets my dazed body out of bed. Then it’s off to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Behind the scenes at the Summer Party photoshoot @ Kensington Palace

May 22, 2012

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Behind the scenes at the Summer Party photo shoot @ Kensington Palace What does it take to get ten swans ready to dip and dazzle in London ? A very early start, full hair and make-up, a Swan tutu, Swarovski necklaces, a walk in the park and everything crossed for dry weather – the sun would be […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | After Petipa

May 8, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet | After Petipa Works & Process, the performing arts program at the Guggenheim to live stream   Tune in at 7:30 pm EDT  (4:30 pm Pacific) Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14, 2012   For over 27 years and in over 350 productions, Works & Process has offered New York audiences […]

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Capezio Celebrates 125 Years Of Excellence

April 2, 2012

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Capezio Celebrates 125 Years Of Excellence The Dance/Entertainment Event of the New Year! Monday, APRIL 23, 2012  at 7:00 pm  at  New York CITY CENTER   Capezio celebrates 125 years of excellence with this one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET | 2012 SPRING GALA

March 9, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET | 2012 SPRING GALA ON THURSDAY, MAY 10 TO CELEBRATE FRANCE WITH WORLD PREMIERE BALLETS BY PETER MARTINS AND BENJAMIN MILLEPIED AND A MAJOR REVIVAL OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S SYMPHONY IN C Collaborators for the Evening Include Composer Nico Muhly and Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for the Millepied Premiere […]

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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer & People’s Choice Award

March 7, 2012

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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer & People’s Choice Award On Monday evening, this year’s Emerging Dancer competition organised by English National Ballet was judged by, among others, Arlene Phillips. The winner of both the Emerging Dancer and People’s Choice Award was Yonah Acosta. The nominees were : Yonah Acosta Don Quixote (Gorsky), Diana and Acteon (Petipa) Barry […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet

February 16, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The aroma of espresso coffee and my two energetic puppies waiting for their morning walk help me out of bed early, but it’s my work that continues to motivate me each day. The work is varied […]

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces three extra performances of Swan Lake

December 9, 2011

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The Hong Kong Ballet announces THREE ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES of Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake <Hong Kong – 9 December 2011> In response to overwhelming demand for tickets to Ballet Classics for Children: Swan Lake, The Hong Kong Ballet has announced THREE ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: Saturday 14 January at 7.30PM – conducted in Cantonese Sunday 15 […]

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Hong Kong Ballet launches educational performances for children | Swan Lake

November 14, 2011

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The Hong Kong Ballet launches a new series of educational performances for children: Ballet Classics for Children — Your First Step to the Magical World of Ballet! See in the New Year with a retelling of Swan Lake especially for little ones! <Hong Kong – 14 November 2011> Welcome to the magical world of ballet! […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Guest Judge Jennifer Grey

November 7, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | Guest Judge Jennifer Grey “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” First things first. It’s pretty unlikely that anyone, anywhere, has watched Dirty Dancing more than I have, but I never watched it for Jennifer Grey’s performance as Baby, good though it was. Patrick Swayze, a classically trained ballet dancer, was the star […]

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake

November 3, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake Last saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing, professional dancer and current Strictly champion Artem Chigvintsev pushed the boundaries of the show further than ever with his celebrity dance partner Holly Valance. Artem made a unique choice with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music and as this was Halloween week, took inspiration for […]

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake

October 31, 2011

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The Norwegian Ballet on Swan Lake The Norwegian Ballet opened Swan Lake recently, and here is a gallery of photographs. Swan Lake Event listing October 29—November 12 Swan Lake This audience favorite is also perhaps the greatest challenge for a dancer. The double role of the good swan princess Odette and the evil magician’s daughter […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012

October 31, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2012 Who would have thought that Strictly would be back for a ninth series ? So far we’ve seen new choreographic ideas, with Artem Chigvintsev and Holly Valance dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music; Holly dressed as Black Swan, and we’ve seen several celebrities leave the show – including the shock […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The results for Halloween week 5

October 30, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | The results for Halloween week 5 Anita Dobson and Robin Windsor dancing the tango to Devil Woman by Cliff Richard Photograph : BBC Pictures 8 Professional Strictly dancers kick off the Strictly results show – geeky boys in glasses and check shirts and leather and lace clad girls bewtitching them. The routine […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week with Swan Lake

October 29, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week (5)  Last year, one of my all time favourite weeks was Halloween, because everything came together – the costumes, hair and make-up, and the dancing. 3 Tangos, 3 Pasos, 1 Samba, 1 Jive, 1 American Smooth, 1 Rhumba and 1 Quickstep. But will they match up to last year […]

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