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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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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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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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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014

September 30, 2013

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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014   Artistic Director Li Cunxin has assembled a collection of world-class choreographers, artists and designers from around the world for Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014.   The Company’s mainstage season includes three beautiful, breathtaking ballets: the world première of Greg Horsman’s brand new Coppélia in April; the Australian […]

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Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

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

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of […]

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Photographing The Royal Ballet

July 8, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Photographing The Royal Ballet’s dancers Andrej Uspenski has been dancing with The Royal Ballet for ten years. As a First Artist he travels the world with the company (they are currently in Tokyo), dancing most of the repertoire. Ballet isn’t his only talent, though. Sitting in the Royal Ballet press room ahead of the evening […]

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection is at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4. Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August) Tickets: £10 – £85 Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300   One of the greatest male dancers […]

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON

June 25, 2013

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ROYAL BALLET LIVE CINEMA SEASON TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2013/14 SEASON Tickets for the entire ROH Live Cinema Season 2013/14 are now on sale. The 2013/14 Season sees the expansion of the ROH Live Cinema Season through a new partnership with Mr Wolf Presents which will build on the achievements of ROH Cinema to date and accelerate global […]

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English National Ballet announces 2014 season

June 10, 2013

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Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan Photograph : Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet announces 2014 season This morning, amid the plush surroundings of the Penthouse Suite at The Dorchester Hotel in London, English National Ballet’s Artistic Director Tamara Rojo laid out her plans for 2014, which are a continuation of her clear vision for the company. Akram Khan was on hand today because, despite his […]

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Famous love story Queensland’s first Super Star

May 14, 2013

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Famous love story Queensland’s first Super Star The Newman Government is delivering on a key Arts for All Queenslanders election commitment, with the announcement of the first Super Star project. Arts Minister Ian Walker said Queensland would be home to an exclusive season of the ballet Romeo and Juliet, featuring internationally acclaimed dancers.   “This […]

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection

May 6, 2013

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Ballet News Limited Edition Collection | No.2 For my second collection of exclusive illustrations by Berenice Bercelli I have chosen drawings focusing on famous pas de deux’s that highlight some of the defining ballet moments so far during 2013. These illustrations are not prints – they are handmade and come in limited numbers, so it’s essential to […]

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