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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

October 2, 2014

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(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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World Ballet Day | What you’ll see

September 24, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

World Ballet Day | What you’ll see THE ROYAL BALLET OPENS ITS ‘VIRTUAL DOORS’ FOR AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE WORKING DAY AS PART OF A GLOBAL FIRST: WORLD BALLET DAY ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING ON WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of […]

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet

July 8, 2014

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet production has broken a 54-year box office record. This world famous production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers, with guest appearances by international ballet stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and […]

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English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures

June 11, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures English National Ballet’s in-the-round version of Romeo & Juliet opens tonight, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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English National Ballet | Full casting for Romeo & Juliet

June 4, 2014

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English National Ballet | Full Principal casting for Romeo & Juliet Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet from June 11th-22nd with Derek Deane’s breath-taking production of Romeo & Juliet, the world’s greatest love story. Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta will perform in the lead roles accompanied by dancers, actors and […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya

May 7, 2014

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced today that Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014-15 season beginning in August 2014. “Yuriko and I were […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF SIZZLING CUBAN DANCE DIRECT FROM HAVANA TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MAIN STAGE THIS SUMMER

April 24, 2014

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS CUBAN DANCE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THIS SUMMER CUBANĺA 21 to 23 July   Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta curates and stars in Cubanía, an exciting mixed programme of vibrant Cuban dance inspired by his homeland this July at the Royal Opera House, with world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance accompanied by […]

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet 27 June – 5 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC A PAIR OF STAR CROSS’D LOVERS The centerpiece of Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014 is the Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan is one of the world’s most […]

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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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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures

February 18, 2014

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Sarah Lamb in Gloria. Photograph Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Gloria|Rhapsody|Tetractys – The Art of Fugue in pictures The Royal Ballet’s recent triple bill included notable debuts from James Hay and Francesca Hayward in Rhapsody, as well as a world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Tetractys –  The Art of Fugue. Here’s a photographic record of the performances.      

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The Royal Ballet | Natalia Osipova as Giselle

January 20, 2014

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Natalia Osipova as Giselle. © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

The Royal Ballet | Natalia Osipova & Carlos Acosta in Giselle Natalia Osipova, now a Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, has danced the title role in Giselle before – notably with the Bolshoi and the Mikhailovsky Ballet. Here was her debut with The Royal Ballet, with Carlos Acosta as Albrecht.         […]

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English National Ballet | Romeo & Juliet Principal Casting

January 8, 2014

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English National Ballet | Romeo & Juliet Principal Casting It has already been announced that Carlos Acosta will partner Tamara Rojo for certain performances of English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. Additionally, Friedemann Vogel will join the Company as a Guest Artist partnering Lead Principal Alina Cojocaru. Here is the Principal casting : 11 Jun 2014 Tamara […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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Houston Cinema Arts Festival Premieres New Documentary

October 26, 2013

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The Rite of Spring - HB Nozomi Iijima and Joseph Walsh - Amitava

Houston Cinema Arts Festival Premieres New Documentary About The History Of Houston Ballet At The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Free Screenings on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (World Premiere) and Monday, Nov. 11 at Sundance Cinemas     HOUSTON — On Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta – Pig’s Foot

October 18, 2013

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta – Pig’s Foot Carlos Acosta’s autobiography, Now Way Home : A Cuban Dancer’s Story, sold around 6,500 copies in hardback. Acosta’s debut novel, Pig’s Foot, has been picked as one of the most important literary debuts of the year by Waterstones.  For the third year running, Waterstones’ “debut literary stars of 2013″ includes Pig’s Foot and they […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

October 4, 2013

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© ROH / Johan Persson, 2013

The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote There are only two approved production photographs from Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote for The Royal Ballet, and here they are.  

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