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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen

October 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen This caught my eye on twitter the day after the premiere of Carlos Acosta’s new production of Carmen. The bareness of it made me laugh out loud : No polite way of putting this: #ROHcarmen is a disaster. Slap bang into the iceberg. No survivors. — Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) October 27, 2015 […]

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season

April 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]

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New stories from The Norwegian National Ballet

September 4, 2014

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New stories from The Norwegian National Ballet   Ibsen’s Ghosts as a full-length ballet and a new Carmen by Liam Scarlett are among the highlights of The Norwegian National Ballet’s 2014/15 season program. – “We want to explore new ways of telling the timeless stories,” says artistic director Ingrid Lorentzen.   In June 2014, The […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week

November 16, 2013

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Week This week in Blackpool : the birthday boy achieved his highest score giant neon Begonias opened the show a cowboy with a cape mixed things up there were misbehaving maribous   Sophie & Brenda’s Quickstep earned high praise from Len, “you were flying around the floor. Absolutely spot on” […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet

February 15, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sanmarie Kreuzhuber, Soloist, South African Mzansi Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s always a little hard to get going at the start of the working week! At South African Mzansi Ballet, we generally work a six day week and my day off is usually spent doing […]

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Ballet Idaho | Don Quixote & Carmen

January 31, 2013

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Ballet Idaho presents Don Quixote & Carmen Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. Morrison Center   Don Quixote  “Will greed or love win in the end?” Music by Ludwig Minkus Choreography by Peter Anastos, after Petipa, Gorsky and Baryshnikov Costumes by David Heuvel (Costumes co-owned by Ballet […]

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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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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33

June 22, 2012

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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33   Tiffany Glenn B. February 25, 1979 D. June 18, 2012 Longtime Ballet San Jose soloist Tiffany Glenn died Monday at the age of 33 following a six-year battle with cancer. Tiffany, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., received her […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet

April 17, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Miki Kawamura, Oklahoma City Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Having days off always motivates me to start a new work week. I’m usually eager to go to work after day off. Why ballet? Actually I ask myself this question all the time. When I was […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet

February 26, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A strong espresso coffee always gets me going. I think about what the day and week will bring. It’s exciting to know that the work I put in each day will help me improve as a dancer […]

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National Ballet of Canada announces 2012/13 Season – and a tour to London in April

February 6, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada announces 2012/13 Season Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Romeo and Juliet Return The National Ballet of Canada Tours to London, England Two Company Premieres and One Toronto Premiere February 6, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2012/13 season, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon returns by popular […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 6 – Bonfire Night

November 5, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing week 6  Let’s light the Strictly touchpaper and see what Lulu and Brendan have in store for us this week with their Tango. Body contact could be better, and Lulu is hopping between turns to keep up with Brendan, but she hasn’t forgotten the routine! Len Goodman is on holiday this week, and so […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet

August 26, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Rogers, Soloist, Cape Town City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Some kind of errand I have to do before getting to work. Why ballet ? I’ve been doing ballet since I was 3yrs old, and it’s a passion of mine that never stops growing. […]

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English National Ballet’s Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 22, 2011

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English National Ballet Carmen | L’Arlésienne | Le Jeune Homme et la Mort 21st July 2011, London Coliseum Smokin’.  That’s how I’d describe English National Ballet’s Roland Petit triple bill this evening.  It’s a night where fast twitch muscle fibres rule. The style is new to the dancers, but you wouldn’t know it. They were on […]

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English National Ballet | Ivan Vasiliev to dance in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort

July 21, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev to dance with English National Ballet in Roland Petit’s Jeune Homme et la Mort Bolshoi ballet supremo Ivan Vasiliev will dance with English National Ballet First Artist Jia Zhang in Jeune Homme et la Mort on Friday 22 July as his personal tribute to Roland Petit. Following Roland Petit’s death on 9 July, […]

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit | Principal nightly casting

July 11, 2011

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English National Ballet’s tribute to Roland Petit at the London Coliseum English National Ballet perform three of Roland Petit’s ballets – Carmen with L’Arlésienne and Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, opening on 21st July 2011. Principal Nightly ballet Casting Carmen 21, 22, 23 July 7.30pm Carmen – Begoña Cao, Don José – Fabian Reimair […]

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Ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies aged 87

July 10, 2011

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French ballet choreographer Roland Petit dies at 87 Pushing ballet boundaries French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who created over 100 ballets during his career,has died in Geneva at the age of 87. The dance company he helped to set up in 1945, Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, is said to have been responsible for choreography that pushed […]

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English National Ballet casting for L’Arlésienne, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort & Carmen

July 6, 2011

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English National Ballet has announced casting for it’s upcoming triple bill opening at the London Coliseum on 21st July (until 24th July).  You will note some changes which have been made since the release of promotional material. L’Arlésienne Vivette will be performed by Elena Glurdjidize and Erina Takahashi Frederi will be performed by Vadim Muntagirov […]

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English National Ballet present Roland Petit’s Carmen at the London Coliseum

May 27, 2011

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Roland Petit’s Carmen at the London Coliseum and the ballet maestro’s greatest works English National Ballet’s Summer season at the London Coliseum offers audiences a rare opportunity to see Roland Petit’s extraordinary work in London. Carmen exploded into the decorous world of British ballet at its premiere in 1949, with ballet lovers shocked by the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet

April 27, 2011

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    Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet     What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning The feeling I get after Monday class. My body always feels good, worked, and ready for the week. Why ballet? I like the physical challenge as well as the opportunity to express […]

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