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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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Big Dance

Baaba Maal, Gilberto Gil, Ms Dynamite, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane & Louise Wilson, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Kate Prince, Pina Bausch, Douglas Gordon, Wendy Ramshaw, Mira Calix, Sarnath Bennerjee, Richard Wilson, and John Gerrard, among the stars of London 2012 Festival’s third week London 2012 Festival 4 July 2012 – An extraordinary week of events taking […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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Leading artists from around the world head up first commissions for the London 2012 Festival

December 7, 2010

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ballet dancer Tamara Rojo poses on pointe

Today an announcement from The Royal Opera House heralds the first group of commissions and special projects for the London 2012 Festival – and The Royal Ballet are included. Please see attached iPad painting created specially for today’s announcement by David Hockney. His exhibition will be at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012. Sent […]

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Isabella McGuire Mayes continues to make history

June 30, 2010

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Bob Martin with his pointe shoe last

I first introduced you to the lovely, talented dancer Isabella McGuire Mayes in July 2009, when she had been short-listed in the Great Britons competition run by British Airways. As you probably kow by now, it was thanks to your generosity in voting that Izzy won the competition. After her win, I asked Izzy if she would keep […]

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Ballet NEWS | Rachel Ware – update

August 11, 2009

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Following my post yesterday about Rachel’s entry into the Great Britons competition run by British Airways, I am delighted to be able to let you know that I will be following Rachel throughout her training at Boston Ballet’s School. The Company have a great website & will have a new home from September 2009. The […]

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Ballet NEWS | GREAT BRITONS GOT TALENT

July 24, 2009

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Hello Everyone, On Monday we will know whether or not Isabella has won the Great Britons competition. One of the very first Great Britons winners was Daniel Dolan, who is about to take up his place at the Bolshoi Ballet. Daniel will be flying off to Moscow, courtesy of British Airways, in August. As the […]

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