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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

April 8, 2013

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Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet in the 2013/14 Season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet with Carlos Acosta. This follows a guest slot during the run of Swan Lake, also with Acosta. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare said “I’m delighted […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well - the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers - and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

December 20, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’m fully ready to ‘get at it ‘on Monday. Sunday is my day off and I use it to fully decompress and recharge. Company class on Monday morning is the lead-in to a busy and […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year

November 26, 2012

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano nominated for Personality of the Year The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano has been nominated for a prestigious Latin-UK  (LUKAS) award – Personality of the Year. LUKAS is the world´s first ever awards ceremony to recognise the contribution of Britain´s one million Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese residents. It is a […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet

November 21, 2012

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Rachel Rawlins and Yosvani Ramos Les Sylphides Photo Alex Makeyev

Cupcakes and Conversation with Yosvani Ramos, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I make myself a double espresso coffee every morning as soon as I wake up. Couldn’t function without it! Why ballet ? There’s nothing else I’d rather do. Who would you most like to dance […]

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Sadler’s Wells Spring 2013 Season

November 14, 2012

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rtha Leebolt & Tobias Batley as Daisy & Gatsby in David Nixon's The Great Gatsby. Photo Jason Tozer.

Sadler’s Wells Spring 2013 Season The Spring 2013 season at Sadler’s Wells is on sale, and there are some treats in store. The National Ballet of Canada will dance Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo & Juliet from Wednesday 17th-Sunday 21st April, with tickets from £12 to £45. The London Children’s Ballet present The Secret Garden, choreographed by […]

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Carlos Acosta masterclass with Michael Parkinson

October 1, 2012

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Carlos Acosta and Michael Parkinsin

Carlos Acosta masterclass with Michael Parkinson Carlos Acosta recorded a materclass with Michael Parkinson earlier this year. I attended the filming at Sky studios in May and if you follow the link you can read my backstage reportage. Acosta performs three times and in between, talks to Michael Parkinson about his life and career. Michael […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine Dancing with Tititan

July 23, 2012

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Ballet News Previews : Imagine, Dancing with Tititan The Royal Ballet’s recent run of Metamorphosis : Titian 2012 is the subject of a documentary screened tomorrow evening as part of Imagine on BBC One. Going backstage to the start of the collaborative process instigated by out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason, the programme looks at each […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON

July 19, 2012

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THE ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES GUEST ARTISTS FOR 2012/13 SEASON Principal of the Mikhailovsky Ballet, Natalia Osipova, will make her Royal Ballet debut in Swan Lake later this year. She will join the Company for three performances on 10, 13 and 25 October, dancing alongside regular Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta. Tamara Rojo and […]

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The Royal Ballet casting | Debuts during Winter 2012/13

July 18, 2012

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The Royal Ballet casting debuts during Winter 2012/13 Following the recently announced company promotions, there are some notable debuts in place during the Winter season at The Royal Ballet, which covers the period between November 2012 and April 2013, so here are the dates and details for your diary.  Public booking opens on 17th October 2012. Please note that listing […]

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

July 17, 2012

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The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 Currently in rep at the Royal Opera House, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is a unique collaboration set up by the Royal Ballet’s out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason as a bold way of looking to the future of dance (though she is not actually ‘leaving’ and will return next season part time as a […]

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta

July 17, 2012

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta Beginning Tuesday 13 November at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go Sky Arts today announces an extraordinary line-up of guests for Sir Michael Parkinson’s exclusive new series, which will begin on Sky Arts 1 in November. Sir Michael will welcome an astonishing array of guests from […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet star Carlos Acosta in feature film debut

June 18, 2012

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Carlos Acosta in feature film debut | The Day of the Flowers Gorgeous, gorgeous authentic Cuban music percolates through the speakers, performed by A Band Apart (El dia de las flores session). British made (and funded) The Day of the Flowers follows two Scottish sisters leading very disparate lives but with a clue to follow, as they roar off to the airport in a vintage […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Carlos Acosta: Premieres - Photocall

Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andile Ndlovu, The Washington Ballet

June 2, 2012

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Andile Ndlovu by Steve Vaccariello

Cupcakes & Conversation with Andile Ndlovu, The Washington Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Nothing really motivates me on a Monday.  I do not like Mondays as it is the first day of the week. Why ballet ? I do ballet because it is not a stereotypical activity that people […]

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Darcey Bussell becomes President of the Royal Academy of Dance

May 14, 2012

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Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell becomes President of the Royal Academy of Dance World-renowned Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE has been elected President of the Royal Academy of Dance, becoming only the fourth President in the organisation’s 92 year history. Darcey follows in the footsteps of Dame Antoinette Sibley who retired in April after 21 years in the […]

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The South Bank Show | The Male dancer

May 9, 2012

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The South Bank Show The most respected arts programme in the world is revived on Sky Arts from 27th May on Sky Arts 1 HD From Broadway to Bow, from the First World War   to female songwriters, The South Bank Show returns to screens this May with a   brand new, exclusive line up, […]

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Ballet News reviews | First Position

April 28, 2012

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Ballet News reviews | First Position First Position is a documentary film, following the fortunes of seven children between the ages of 10-17 (during filming) as they compete for scholarships at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in 2010. YAGP is an annual competition for students aged 9-19 and the final is held in New York, where only […]

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